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GUEST,josepp BS: George Zimmerman to be Charged (Trayvon Martin (277* d) RE: BS: Zimmerman to be Charged 14 Apr 12


IMO, Zimmerman did not leave his vehicle with the intent to kill Martin but he DID leave his vehicle with the belief that Martin was up to no good and was looking for houses to burgle. He confronted Martin and told him to get the fuck out of his neighborhood before he got killed. Martin told him that he--Zimmerman--had no right to speak to him that way and it wasn't his business what he--Martin--was doing there. At that point, Martin started to walk away and an enraged Zimmerman then pulled his weapon and said something to the effect of, "I gave you a chance, now you're gonna die!" At that point, Martin began to shout for help (heard doing so on the 911 tape--and, no, that ian't Zimmerman). With no help coming, Martin may have decided his only chance of getting out of this alive was to attack Zimmerman. Maybe he knocked Zimmerman down, maybe not, but either way, Zimmerman then shot him.

I believe Zimmerman thought he had killed at least a potential burglar the whole time he was in police custody. Why he wasn't arrested is still not clear to me. I don't see how SYG would have protected him since he initiated the confrontation (or he wouldn't have left his vehicle).

I believe if he tries to use SYG as his defense, it will backfire horribly. SYG can't defend you if you kill an innocent, unarmed person--it just makes you look like you never gave that person a chance. His lawyer would be wise to avoid using SYG as a defense.




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