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Trevor Dooley expected to testify in trial

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

The man at the center of a controversial trial in Tampa is expected to testify in his own defense.

The shooting happened in a quiet Valrico neighborhood two years ago, and the man who was shot was sticking up for a teenage skateboarder.  

But Trevor Dooley, the man accused in the shooting, said he feared for his life, and he's using the "Stand Your Ground" defense.

Investigators and medical examiners testified Thursday morning in the trial. Dooley is expected testify sometime Friday, FOX 13's Gloria Gomez has learned. 

Dooley shot and killed David James during an argument on a basketball court. Dooley said James was choking him and he was trying to get a gun out of his hand when it went off.

It all happened in front of James' young daughter, who is expected to testify at the trial, at the Twin Lakes of Brandon subdivision in Valrico, where James and Dooley both lived.

Dooley came over to the court with a loaded gun to chase away the skateboarder, Spencer Arthur.

Arthur testified at the trial Wednesday, saying he was distraught because he felt the shooting happened because of him.

James stuck up for the teen. Witnesses say Dooley, swearing at the man, started walking off, but it didn't end there.

Dooley did have a concealed weapons permit, and investigators say James was much larger in size than Dooley.

We will bring you details on Dooley's testimony when he takes the stand.

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