February is also when the Florida movie theater popcorn shooting trial is scheduled.
A short synopsis:
Retired police officer Curtis Reeves cannot stand people talking or texting during movies, and has a history of making a huge issue of it whenever it happens.
The guy in the row in front of him at a movie was texting his baby sitter during the movie previews.
Mr. Reeves pestered him relentlessly until the texter lost his temper and dumped his popcorn on Mr. Reeves.
Mr. Reeves then pulled a gun and shot and killed the texter (single shot through the heart).
Mr. Reeves is claiming self defense. He says he feared for his life because he thought the guy was going to do more than just dump his popcorn.
Mr. Reeves is in fact old and was more frail than the guy he shot.
The state of Florida believes that Mr. Reeves committed aggravated battery and second degree murder.