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April 18, 2014

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Bail hearing continues in movie theater shooting

Updated Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 | 12:53 a.m.

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — The second day of a bond hearing will be held for a retired Tampa police captain accused of shooting another man in a movie theater after an argument over texting.

Curtis Reeves is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 43-year-old Chad Oulson. Reeves has pleaded not guilty. The hearing to determine whether a Pasco County judge will grant Reeves bail will be held Friday morning.

Authorities say Reeves became upset when Oulson was texting during the movie previews. The two men got into a verbal argument and witnesses told officers Oulson threw popcorn at Reeves.

The 71-year-old Reeves has been in jail since the Jan. 13 shooting. If convicted, he could face a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.