JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man convicted in July of shooting a woman in the eye during an incident at a local nightclub will not be released on his own recognizance as his attorney's requested.
Kevin Wilcoxen, 48, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery for a December 2012 incident at a Westside nightclub where he reportedly shot Denisha Moxon, 29, in the eye.
"I just want peace; to have to relive this all over again it's just hard for me and my family," said Moxon.
Wilcoxen was convicted in July of this year, but his attorneys appealed that verdict and the court granted the motion for a retrial. Friday afternoon's hearing was to decide whether or not Wilcoxen would be released from jail.
"I was pretty much scared that the judge was going to grant him that motion and say 'hey you're free,'" said Moxon.
Judge Kevin Blazs denied that motion for release despite defense attorney Sandra Young's arguments that her client is not a flight risk.
Moxon is a single mom of four young children. She says the incident has changed her life. Not only does she have the scars to remind her, but she is legally blind now.
"I've had five major reconstructions on my face," said Moxon. "You go from being a healthy, person living a healthy life to where I am today."
The judge did not deny bond for Wilcoxen. He set the same bonds placed before the first trial adding up to a $300,000 bond for the aggravated battery charge and shooting or throwing deadly missiles.