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Former Marine's ex-girlfriend bolsters his defense in deputy shooting

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    It is difficult, if not impossible, to imagine the thoughts running through Richard Buendia's head. Friday night authorities say his 24-year-old son Matthew Buendia shot a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy at point blank...
    It is difficult, if not impossible, to imagine the thoughts running through Richard Buendia's head. Friday night authorities say his 24-year-old son Matthew Buendia shot a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy at point blank...
TAMPA (FOX 13) -

There's new evidence that could bolster the case of a former Marine who is accused of shooting a Hillsborough deputy in 2011.

Matthew Buendia says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and now his ex-girlfriend is coming to his defense.

Buendia is accused of shooting Hillsborough deputy Lyonelle De Veaux when she responded to a call on a domestic dispute.

She survived her injuries.

Buendia's attorney says the former Marine suffers from PTSD and was having a flashback during the shooting.

Buendia's ex-girlfriend, who at first refused to cooperate, now backs up his story.

She claims he was acting crazy and erratic just before the shooting.

His trial is set for May.

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