Man Withdraws Stand Your Ground Request in Denny's Shooting

A man charged with shooting his ex-girlfriend at a Denny's restaurant in Miami withdrew his request for a Stand Your Ground hearing.

Sean Barnes appeared in court Wednesday after sending the immunity request to the judge.

However, his defense attorney decided to withdraw the motion and instead prepare for the criminal trial.

Barnes claims he acted in self-defense in the 2013 shooting of his ex-girlfriend, Brooke Tuchinsky.

Police say he shot Tucinsky in the face inside the Denny's women's bathroom. The victim survived the shooting.

The trial is now scheduled to begin on November 14th. Barnes could face between 25 years to life in prison, if convicted.

He is being held in jail without bond pending the trial.

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