Trevor Dooley is headed home after a judge ruled last week that he could be released on bond while appealing his conviction.
The Valrico man was convicted of manslaughter for killing his neighbor, David James, during an argument over a skateboarder.
Dooley went to trial, and a jury found him guilty. On Friday, a judge ruled that Dooley can bond out of jail while he appeals the jury's decision.
Dooley's bond was set at $100,000. He was released around 5 p.m. and was expected to head to his Hernando County home.
Dooley was sentenced last month to eight years in prison. He claimed he killed James in self-defense.
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