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January 30, 2013

GPS directions lead to man's death

Killing of Rodrigo Diaz leads to renewed questions on US "Stand Your Ground" laws.
Photo c/o Diaz's family, via NBC Latino
Photo courtesy of Diaz's family, via NBC Latino.

A 22-year man was shot and killed after mistakenly driving to the wrong house. Rodrigo Diaz and three other passengers had been using a GPS to find a friend's home in Georgia. However, they ended up in the driveway of 69-year old Phillip Walker Sailors.

Sailors, fearing his home was being robbed, allegedly emerged with a .22 caliber revolver. He then reportedly fired warning shots in the air. According to the police, when Diaz reversed the car, Sailors fatally shot him in the head. Sailors is now charged with malice murder.