CLEARWATER, Fla. - A court hearing was held Friday to clarify the GPS ankle monitor conditions of Michael Drejka that were set as a condition of his bonding out of jail.
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Drejka is the man accused of shooting and killing a man outside a Clearwater convenience store last summer.
Drejka, 48, was captured on surveillance July 19 shooting and killing Markeis McGlockton, 28, outside the Circle A Food Store on Sunset Point.
Drejka had been arguing with McGlockton's girlfriend over a parking spot.
Drejka has used Stand Your Ground as a defense, saying he was in fear of his life after McGlockton shoved him to the ground moments before the shooting.
The Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office has charged Drejka with manslaughter. He is scheduled to go on trial in August 2019.
Drejka bonded out of jail in September.
He has been required to wear a tracking device and he can not leave Pinellas County.
Drejka's attorneys have said he wants more freedom and they requested the judge to ease some of the conditions of his release.
"The reason being so he can travel freely and live where he wants to within Pinellas County," Drejka's attorney John Trevena said.
Drejka is also ordered to stay away from the victim's family — involving six addrsses.
"Those six addresses spread out across the county cause him tremendous grief," Trevena said. "I'm not sure I even understand why he's on GPS to begin with."
"He shot and killed a man in self-defense and he should absolutely be free," Trevena added.
The judge agreed to delete McGlockton's parents off the list of people Drejka can not come in contact with, saying "he may not know who they are anyway."
However, McGlockton's parents are against it and worry about running into Drejka.
"If you don't murder anyone in cold blood, you don't have to worry about where you're going," Michelle Rayner, McGlockton's attorney, said. "You don't have to worry about your movements being restricted."
"You can't vote, you can't go to CVS. I'm sorry, I don't feel bad for you. Markeis McGlockton will not see his child who's going to be born next month," Rayner added.
This latest hearing comes a week after the lead detective in the case was arrested on an unrelated incident.
Moffett was the detective who questioned Drejka for hours last summer after the fatal shooting of McGlockton.
Drejka's attorney said the arrest of the detective was a win for the defense and that may come up in court on Friday.