The Florida State’s Attorney’s Office said that no charges will be filed after a 66-year-old female shot and killed a 31-year-old female in an incident that occurred this past June 8. The incident happened in Pensacola, FL. PNJ.com published a story about the incident on their website.
On June 8, 66-year-old Ollie Plunket had been at home with her daughter, Amy Plunkett, and Amy’s girlfriend, Meghan Wojdyla. At around 5:00 am, after Ollie Plunkett had fallen asleep on the couch and Amy Plunkett and Wojdyla had left the living room, loud knocks came furiously onto the front door.
Amy Plunkett opened the door. That’s when the 31-year-old female suspect, Deana Stevison, pushed her way into the room. Amy Plunkett and Stevison got into an altercation. At one point, Ollie tried to break-up the fight.
Stevison continued fighting with the younger Plunkett. Eventually, Ollie left the living room. She returned with her firearm. Ollie Plunkett claims she only fired at Stevison after Stevison began to choke Amy Plunkett.
When asked why she had fired so many times, the elder Plunkett said that she feared for her life.
On September 26, the Florida State Attorney’s Office agreed with Ollie Plunkett. The report states, “Amy Plunkett stated that she was beginning to lose consciousness from being choked at the time of the gunshots which would indicate that she was in danger of imminent death or great bodily harm.”
The case gained national attention due to it occurring so soon after Florida changed its “stand your ground” law. Dubbed the Fairfield Drive Shooting, the case was one of the first that required the prosecution to prove the suspect, Ollie Plunkett, didn’t have the right to defend herself.
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