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Defense to receive video of Fla. theater shooting

Updated Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 | 3:19 p.m.

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a retired Tampa police officer accused of shooting and killing another man texting during a movie will be able to view surveillance video from the theater that day.

A Pasco County judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors must turn over the video.

Footage is expected to show 71-year-old Curtis Reeves entering the Wesley Chapel theater Jan. 13 to watch "Lone Survivor" and the shooting of 43-year-old Chad Oulsen and the wounding of his wife.

Prosecutors initially were unwilling to hand over the video. They claimed there are numerous hours of video and that their office is not equipped to turn around copies of the videos so quickly.

Reeves is being held without bail, charged with second-degree murder. A bond hearing is scheduled for Feb. 5.