Gun Possession Conviction for Man Cleared in Fatal St. Augustine Shooting

Luis Casado has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for carrying a firearm into a prohibited place after the manslaughter charge against him was dismissed in 2022. The charge was dropped after Circuit Judge R. Lee Smith ruled that Casado acted in self-defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. The shooting occurred in May 2021 outside a bar in downtown St. Augustine, and Adam Amoia was killed. Amoia’s family and friends attended the hearing to provide impact statements, and his mother begged the judge to sentence Casado to the full extent.