CLEARWATER, Fla. — Michael Drejka has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton.
Drejka was found guilty in August for fatally shooting McGlockton in a Clearwater parking lot last year.https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2019/10/10/michael-drejka-to-be-sentenced-on-thursday
McGlockton’s girlfriend Britany Jacobs, 24, had parked her 2016 Chrysler 2000 in a handicapped parking spot outside the Circle A Food Store on Sunset Point Road and waited in the car while her boyfriend McGlockton took their 5-year-old son into the store, authorities said.
Drejka, who was bothered by her use of the handicap space, approached Jacobs and the two began arguing.
Surveillance video shows McGlockton leave the store and forcibly push Drejka to the ground. Then Drejka took out his handgun and fired a single round at McGlockton, hitting him in the chest.
McGlockton was rushed to Morton Plant Hospital, where he later died.
Drejka has already filed a motion for a new trial, according to his attorney John Trevena just days after being convicted. A judge denied that request.https://www.wfla.com/news/pinellas-county/michael-drejka-faces-sentence-in-clearwater-parking-lot-killing/