Man Shoots Neighbor in Self-Defense, Drives Body to Attorney’s Office

Raised Gun self-defense AP Photo/Seth Wenig
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

On March 5, Bokeelia, Florida, resident John Marshall allegedly shot and killed his neighbor in self-defense, then loaded the body into his pickup truck and drove 25 miles to his attorney’s office.

Marshall “had previously told his attorney that he feared for his life because he and his neighbor, Ted Hubbell, had a disagreement about property in Bokeelia.”

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Hubbell allegedly “approached [Marshall] with a gun,” at which time “things got physical.” As Marshall tried to wrench the gun out of Hubbell’s hands, it went off, killing Hubbell.

Marshall then loaded Hubbell’s body into his pickup truck and drove to his attorney’s office.

His attorney, Robert Harris, said Marshall appeared to be in shock when he arrived. He said Marshall was “breathing heavy” and “looking like a man who lost the world.” reports that when Marshall arrived at Harris’ office, he had a “swollen lip, a freshly missing tooth, another tooth that is chipped, and what looked like two broken thumbs.”

The Orlando Sentinel reported that Marshall “will not be arrested.”

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