A man accused of fatally shooting another man during a 2019 get-together at his Doral apartment took the stand Tuesday as he's seeking to have a judge dismiss his case under Florida's so-called "Stand Your Ground" law.
Mario Carlos Ortiz-Esquijaroza, now 33, was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the July 13, 2019 shooting that killed 32-year-old Alberto Padron Rodriguez.
Ortiz-Esquijaroza took the stand Tuesday in the hopes of convincing the Miami-Dade judge he shot Rodriguez in self-defense.
Both men and their girlfriends were at Ortiz-Esquijaroza's apartment, having drinks at the pool.
Ortiz-Esquijaroza testified that Rodriguez and his girlfriend becam...