TAMPA Jury selection will continue Wednesday in the case of a 71-year-old man who says he shot a man to death on a Valrico basketball court in self-defense.
Trevor Dooley faces charges of aggravated manslaughter and weapons offenses in the death of David James during a dispute over a skateboarder at the Twin Lakes recreational park on Sept. 26, 2010.
Danielle James, who was 8 years old when she saw her father killed, is expected to be called as a defense witness.
The shooting was the result of a playground argument that escalated into a deadly confrontation when Dooley, who lives across the street from the park, tried to tell a teenage skateboarder to get off the basketball court.
James, who was playing basketball with his daughter, defended the teen, and an argument ensued with Dooley.
Dooley unsuccessfully sought immunity from prosecution under the state’s "stand your ground" law.
On Tuesday, Circuit Judge Ashley Moody dismissed more than 30 jury candidates, either because hardships prevented them from serving or they had problems being impartial — most because they had seen media reports about Dooley.
About 50 remained in the pool of prospective jurors who were to be questioned today.