The judge stated, in support of her ruling,
Saavadra had more than enough reason to believe he was in danger of death or great bodily harm.
Complete bullshit. Apparently a punch in the back of the head has a high chance of causing death or great bodily harm. While I don't doubt that death can occur from being punched in the back of the head, I'd say it's less likely than the chance of dying while driving around in your daily commute.
Apparently though, it's okay to pull out a gun and shoot someone dead if they punch you. It doesn't matter how hard the punch is all that matters is that you can state you're fearful of your life or fearful of great bodily harm. Yep. Hell you can even get a butchers knife out and start chopping up the assailant.
I put money on this kid snapping again and murdering another individual in his future.
p.s. Watch what you say on the internet to florida citizens. Next you know your words may be determined to be "deadly" or cause of "great bodily harm" and if you happen to be near the individual they'd have the right to kill you as well.