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Judge: Dooley can be released on bond

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

A man convicted of manslaughter after shooting a neighbor on a basketball court in Valrico two years ago can be released on bond during his appeal, a judge ruled Friday.

Trevor Dooley shot and killed David James during an argument over a skateboarder in the park.

Dooley said the shooting was self-defense.

Judge Ashley Moody set Dooley's bond at $100,000, with the following conditions:

  • He must be electronically monitored by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
  • He is restricted to travel within only his county of residence (Hernando County currently).
  • He may not possess any weapons including firearms.
  • He must surrender his passport.

Dooley's attorneys argued that was a low flight risk. Moody agreed, and made the ruling based on no criminal history, strong ties to the community, and the fact that Dooley has showed up for all his hearings.

The appeal process could take a year or longer.


Previous coverage:

Trevor Dooley wants out of jail during manslaughter appeal

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