3 He was best man ..at his friend's wedding last weekend: The man accused of beating a teen to death at a bonfire party back in January ... He was allowed OUT of house arrest to attend the wedding... It's a decision that's NOT sitting well with the family of the teen who was killed... 25-year-old Christopher Hoffman is charged with punching 19-year-old Ryan Scott Ford during a fight... and killing him. Now Ford's family is angry that Duval County Judge Mark Holsey allowed Hoffman out of home detention to be the best man at his friend's wedding ... while the case is still pending. Channel 4 Investigator Vic Micolucci talked to Ford's family and Hoffman's attorney about this decision...Vic joins us live from the courthouse. 3 3 3 Ryan Ford's family says this is unacceptable...Christopher Hoffman hasn't gone to trial yet for the teen's death...and he's allowed to go to a wedding...and have fun ... They say it's a slap in the face. 3 :00-:05:22-:261:19-1:241:56- 2:0016;25:11 - "I don't believe he deserves to be out in public. He needs to be where he deserves, jail." Ryan Scott Ford's mom was one of several people protesting outside a wedding this weekend...they are upset... Because the man accused of killing Ford was allowed to go to the event... While he awaits trial for the teen's beating death. 16:23:19 - Hoffman is being let off for 5 1/2 hours to go to a wedding and my son will never be able to go to his own wedding or any of his brothers or sisters weddings.It's not fair. 25-year-old Christopher Hoffman was arrested after a fight at a bonfire party in Mandarin in January...police say another man, Robert Cline, threw the first punch, and was charged with assault, but Hoffman did the damage that killed 19-year-old Ford. Hoffman bonded out of jail...and was allowed to go home, under the condition that he wear a GPS monitor, and could only leave to go to work. But at a court hearing on Friday, Hoffman and his lawyer asked the judge for an exception to the rules... So he could be the best man in a friend's wedding in St. Augustine. The judge agreed...and according to Hoffman's attorney, the man did make it to the celebration. Ryan Ford's family, who demonstrated outside, was furious.16:30:22 - It's very shocking. Especially with his past history of violence. He's been arrested before. Hoffman's lawyer -- James Hill -- says his client followed all the rules the judge set forth...he wore his ankle bracelet, he did not drink alcohol, and he returned home after the wedding. Hill told me that his client is innocent until proven guilty...and he was simply doing what the bride and groom asked of him. Still, the move doesn't sit well ....with the family and friends of Ryan Scott Ford...still very much devastated by his tragic death. 16:34:50 - The Justice system has messed up and that they need to learn and we are out here proving it. 3 Hoffman's attorney James Hill released this statement -- it reads in part -- "Mr. Hoffman maintains his innocence and is an innocent man until such time as the State of Florida through the State Attorney's office proves his guilt beyond and to the exclusion of reasonable doubt." Judge Mark Hulsey declined to comment about his decision... usually judges can't talk about open cases. Christopher Hoffman is due back in court on September 25th...and his trial is set to start on the 30th. Live at the Courthouse, Vic Micolucci, ch4, TLS. 3 Vic, what about the bride and groom, whose wedding Hoffman attended ... surely they were AWARE he was under house arrest?