- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A trial is underway for a former Marine who shot a Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputy in 2011 and said that he was in the clutches of post-traumatic stress disorder and didn’t know where he was or who he was shooting at.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that (https://bit.ly/1L2De2O ) defense attorneys for Matthew Buendia argue he didn’t intend to shoot Deputy Lyonelle De Veaux, who arrived at his apartment complex on what she thought was a domestic violence call.

Buendia, 28, survived three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. But he returned profoundly changed and was soon diagnosed with PTSD and put on a regimen of drugs.

De Veaux survived the shooting and on Tuesday, was the first witness called to the stand.


Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), https://www.tampabay.com.

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