The family of the victim, Markeis McGlockton, filled the first row of the courtroom on a day defense attorneys presented two expert witnesses who testified about the defendant’s state of mind and his actions at the time of the shooting. The court then instructed jurors on the law before closing arguments started late Friday morning. Prosecutor Fred Schaub quietly told McGlockton’s family before the closings, “I bet you never thought this day would come.” A day earlier, video of the defendant’s police interview, including Drejka’s reenactment of the July 19, 2018, shooting in Clearwater, was played in court. Read MoreHis attorney has maintained the killing was in self-defense after Drejka was threatened and then shoved to the ground.After he shot McGlockton, Drejka told police that he only fired after the man pushed him down and ran at him.But surveillance video shows McGlockton taking several steps back in the moments before the fatal shot — a point on which police have challenged Drejka.”What happens if I told you that I looked at the video and at no time and point does he come running up toward you? He actually takes a step back,” Det. Richard Redman asks Drejka the day of the shooting.”I would disagree,” Drejka responded.The prosecution rested its case Thursday after two days of testimony. Both sides in Florida manslaughter trial say video of fatal shooting will prove their caseThe incident began when Drejka confronted and began yelling at McGlockton’s girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, who was parked with two of her children in a handicap-accessible spot outside a Circle A food store. As their argument escalated, McGlockton came from the store and shoved Drejka to the ground.Drejka then pulled out his gun and fired at McGlockton, who had taken several steps back, the surveillance video shows.In opening statements, defense attorney Bryant Camareno argued that Drejka’s comments to police were simply his best recollection and showed his perception at the time.”He wasn’t lying; he was remembering the best that he could from the impact that he sustained,” Camareno said.Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri initially declined to arrest Drejka, citing Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law, which allows people to respond to threats or force without fear of criminal prosecution. But a month later, the state attorney charged Drejka, 49, with manslaughter.’What else should I expect?’Michael Drejka reenacted the shooting in a police interview that was played in court on Thursday.Drejka’s attorneys are no longer arguing that he should be immune to prosecution because of “stand your ground.” He mentioned it at the end of his police interview.”(Unclear) the ‘stand your ground’ thing, and I did exactly what I thought I was supposed to be doing at that time considering what was happening to myself,” he says on the tape.In the police interview, Drejka got down on the ground to reenact the moments of the fatal shooting. He said that he was shoved from the side and thought McGlockton was going to kick and beat him.”If he was going to hit me that hard to begin with, a blind side from the get-go, what else should I expect?” Drejka said.Police questioned him several times on the discrepancy between the video and his statements that McGlockton took steps toward him.”That is exactly what I saw,” Drejka insisted.Michael Drejka at an August 2018 court hearing. In addition, he said he fired just one shot to “neutralize” what he saw as a threat.”I shoot to save my own ass, and that’s that,” Drejka said in the interview.McGlockton had MDMA in his systemThursday also featured testimony from a police use-of-force expert and a pathologist who examined McGlockton.In his police interview, Drejka mentioned the 21-foot rule — the general idea that a suspect within 21 feet can attack an officer faster than the officer can pull a weapon and fire. But Roy Dedary, a police trainer, testified for the prosecution that the rule does not mean you can shoot someone within 21 feet.A forensic pathologist testified that McGlockton had MDMA, also known as ecstasy, in his system when he died. Bruce Goldberger, a toxicology expert for the prosecution, said that MDMA is a social drug and causes empathy and euphoria. He testified it does not cause aggressiveness or impulsiveness.Defense witness Daniel Buffington, a clinical toxicologist expert, said the amount of MDMA found in McGlockton’s body was “significantly higher” than in a clinical setting.Buffington, an associate professor at the University of South Florida’s pharmacy department, said the drug causes confusion and aggression and had adverse effects on how McGlockton acted. Scott Rosenwasser, an assistant state attorney, sought to challenge Buffington’s opinion about MDMA during cross examination.Rosenwasser asked if Buffington would agree that euphoria is one of the most common results.”Yes, followed by depression and other neurobiological side effects,” Buffington said.Rosenwasser pointed to an article Buffington used as basis for his opinion, which said the drug most frequently produces euphoria and empathy.”I’m not saying those don’t happen. I’m saying that there’s no predictability that that’s going to be the outcome you achieve,” Buffington said.”But the most frequent effects, what mostly happens are these things,” Rosenwasser said.Buffington said he agreed. “And I don’t think we saw any of those displayed at the event in this case.”He said, in reviewing the evidence, he didn’t see happiness and contentment in McGlockton during the confrontation.”Were you expecting to see happiness, warmth and contentment when Mr. McGlockton went outside the store after hearing that the defendant, over here, was confronting his girlfriend in the parking lot?” Rosenwasser said. “I don’t even understand the nature of that question,” Buffington said.