A Miami-Dade man accused of brutally beating his new roommate after meeting her on Craigslist is withdrawing his "Stand Your Ground" defense.
Byron Mitchell, 39, withdrew the defense at a hearing Thursday. He's charged with attempted felony murder in the February 2016 incident that left Danielle Jones in a coma for several weeks.
Jones, who was 23 at the time, found Mitchell on a Craigslist ad for a roommate and he moved into her Miami apartment. But two weeks later on Valentine's Day, Mitchell allegedly choked Jones and then beat her head into the floor.
Mitchell had claimed Jones came at him with a knife and he was defending himself.
Prosecutors also announced Thursday that at the victim's request they are offering Mitchell a plea deal. The details of the plea offer were not disclosed by prosecutors, who said it expires on Friday.