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February 6, 2014

Friends testify at Fla. theater shooting hearing

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Hamilton said that Reeves' wife was sitting nearby and said to her husband that he had "no cause" to shoot anyone — and that Reeves used an expletive to tell his wife to be quiet.

Defense attorneys pointed out that Hamilton did not mention that exchange between Reeves and his wife in a statement written for detectives in the hours after the shooting.

Reeves sat quietly at the defense table, flanked by two of his attorneys. He wore khaki pants, a white shirt and a burgundy sweater vest. He was not shackled and had the least restrictive constraints the court allows for a defendant — something a Pasco County sheriff's deputy told the judge his agency disagreed with.

Escobar called four character witnesses as of early afternoon. All said Reeves was a competent police officer who rarely, if ever, became angry.

Reeves' daughter, Jennifer Shaw, tearfully testified about how her father played with her 2-year-old daughter. Shaw said she lived with her father and mother — who have been married for 46 years — because she is going through a divorce.

She said Reeves was the first person she called about the divorce.

"I kind of expected him to try to take charge of the situation, but he didn't," she said.

Shaw told the court that she and her family are prepared to put the Reeves' home up as collateral for the bond. It's worth about $186,000, Shaw said. She also said the family has access to a $30,000 home equity line and about $22,000 in cash.

Shaw also said all of the guns owned by her father have been taken out of his house by his son, who is a Tampa police officer.

At one point during Shaw's testimony, Reeves took off his glasses and wiped his eyes.

Reeves' friends said he wouldn't pose a risk to the community if he was released.

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