Trial of 'Gun Happy' dentist ends in 'Not Guilty verdict
Road rage trial: Jury acquits Wayne Tover in 2010 west Boca shooting - Sun Sentinel
One angry dentist
He shot up a car full of teens
Summary: A teenage girl honks at retired dentist, he pulls up next to the car with 4 teenagers, and unloads his 357 magnum. He claimed 'Stand your ground', but the judge didn't buy it. It's 30 years for this clown.
Alexandra Nisallo, then 18, was driving with three friends to the Publix on Glades Road near State Road 7. While driving east on Glades Road, they said a silver Cadillac convertible driven by Tover stopped abruptly. Nisallo slammed on her brakes and beeped her horn, according to the report.
At the intersection of Glades and Diego roads, they came to a red light and Tover stopped next to them, pulled out a gun and began shooting.
Appellate ruling: Court on Wednesday rejects bid by Wayne Tover of Delray Beach to use Stand Your Ground law to avoid prosecution on road rage-related charges - Sun Sentinel[/QUOTE]
It was an extreme case of road rage — starting with a honking horn, flashing lights and angry words, and ending with four quick shots from an older driver's revolver.
But a Palm Beach County jury on Friday sided with gun-toting retiree Wayne Tover's claim of self-defense for the Sept. 18, 2010 confrontation in West Boca.
A two-week trial ended with the jury of four women and two men agreeing that the 66-year-old former dentist from West Delray was protecting himself when he fired his licensed pistol into a car occupied by four young people.
The shooting left one person with bullet wounds that were not life-threatening, and another passenger with cuts from shattered glass. Prosecutor Aaron Papero argued it was an inexcusable act of violence, but the jurors delivered a not guilty verdict on the four felony counts.