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Stand Your Ground case dismissed in Beaufort Co.

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

A Stand Your Ground case has been dismissed by the court of appeals.

Preston Oates will now go to trial on Oct. 14. Investigators say he fatally shot Carlos Olivera on Christmas Eve 2010 after he put a boot on Rivera's car.

The court of appeals denied his request to consider it as a self-defense case that would have prevented him from going to trial.

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