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Cinema murder suspect 'texted son'

Published 13/03/2014 | 15:37

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Curtis Reeves, 71, is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Chad Oulson at a cinema in Florida on January 13

Records show that a retired police captain who allegedly shot a man in a cinema because he was texting had himself sent a message moments before the incident.

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According to records released by prosecutors, Curtis Reeves texted his son, who was on his way to the cinema in Pasco, Florida, saying he was already inside.

Reeves, 71, is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Chad Oulson on January 13.

Reeves is being held without bail in the Pasco County Jail. His lawyers say he acted in self-defence.

Reeves told police that 43-year-old Mr Oulson hit him in the face, possibly with a mobile phone.

But o ther witnesses, including Reeves's wife, say they never saw Mr Oulson strike him.

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