A former 'stand your ground' case is once again in the spotlight. 

The pretrial for Curtis Reeves is set for Thursday at 9 a.m. Reeves is accused of fatally shooting Chad Oulsen at a Wesley Chapel movie theater three years ago. 

Reeves tried to say he shot the victim out of fear for his own life, but a judge ruled otherwise.

Reeves will go to trial on murder charges and cannot use 'stand your ground' as a defense. 

The attorney for Oulsen's widow said Nicole was relieved to hear the judges ruling.

Reeves' attorney plans to appeal.

If it doesn't go his way, a trial could be scheduled in a year or longer.