Sarasota Mom Believes Son's Killer Wasn't Charged Because of Stand Your Ground Law07/22/13 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei.
Weâ€™ve heard a lot about Floridaâ€™s stand your ground law during the past several weeks- especially as it concerns the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. Today weâ€™re going to hear why a Sarasota mother believes the killer of her son was never charged- she says because of the stand your ground law..
Anthony Makowski was in [Land O Lakes] at a MacDonaldâ€™s drive-through in April 2005 with a friend when they got into an argument with two men in the car ahead of them.
Police determined Makowski was the aggressor in the fight with Martin Robles-Taylor, a 25-year-old who had been through Army training.
According to investigators Makowski charged at Robles-Taylor, body-slammed and battered him until Robles-Taylor managed to put Makowski into a choke hold that killed him. The death was ruled "excusable homicide" and Robles-Taylor never faced charges.
We're joined now by Anthony's mother- Cathy Makowski.
Here's Cathy's web page or call 813-996-2226.