A trial begins this week for a Florida man charged in the 2016 slaying of Christopher Damon Grimsley.
Joseph Dozier was tried in December, but it ended in a mistrial, because the prosecuting attorney was sick, court records show.
Dozier, a resident of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, was arrested Sept. 4, 2016. Grimsley was fatally shot with a .38-caliber semi-automatic pistol about 2:10 p.m. at a residence on Squire Court just off Torino Drive in Dothan’s Ford Country subdivision behind Southeast Health.
The shooting was the result of an argument, police said. Dozier surrendered to police later the same day.
Prosecutors plan to argue Dozier intentionally shot Grimsley during an argument, while defense attorney Dustin Fowler plans to argue his client shot Grimsley in self-defense.
A verdict is expected by the end of the week.