1. Family of Florida Man Killed by Sheriff's Deputy Argues to Overturn $4 Verdict Award

    Family of Florida Man Killed by Sheriff's Deputy Argues to Overturn $4 Verdict Award

    A federal appeals court is a step closer to deciding whether to overturn a $4 verdict awarded by a jury to the family of a man fatally shot six years ago in his Fort Pierce, Florida, home by a St. Lucie County sheriff’s deputy.

    The $4 verdict, which sparked national headlines and stunned the family of Gregory Hill Jr., 30, who was killed in his garage Jan. 14, 2014, was later reduced to 4 cents.

    A panel of three judges seated on the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Miami, heard oral arguments Feb. 12 in an appeal filed by Hill’s mother, Viola Bryant, who filed a civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit against St. Lucie ...

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    1. Based upon how the oral arguments went and … the tough questions they asked the Sheriff's Office attorneys, I feel strongly that we're going to get a new trial.
    2. This was actually sort of the lynchpin of the whole case, which is either he (Hill) was holding a gun or he had it in his back pocket.
    3. It explains (Hill's) actions, your honor.