Commute the 25 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence for Michael Giles
Sep 19, 2013 — We just wanted to clarify a few things in an effort to be completely transparent with Michael’s supporters.
- Everything written in this petition was pulled from the original court transcripts, witness testimony and Michael’s recollection of what happened that night.
- The Judge did not want to sentence Michael to the 25 years and stated more than once on the record that he was only doing so because he was forced by law to carry out the sentence.
- News reports from the Tallahassee area reported the day after that Michael shot three individuals including his attacker, in an article that was written before the police completed their investigation. In court it was found that this was not the case and he was acquitted of the two other charges. The only bullet found from his gun was lodged in a wall over 100 ft. away.