The latest turn in the Trayvon Martin case suggests that George Zimmerman may get off. Seasoned State Attorney Angela Corey, who has selected by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, says it could be challenging to convict Zimmerman of killing Martin:
"The stand-your-ground law is one portion of justifiable use of deadly force," veteran State Attorney Angela Corey said. "And what that means is that the state must go forward and be able to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. It makes the case...more difficult than a normal criminal case."
Zimmerman has always maintained that he acted in self-defense, and Craig Sonner, the lawyer advising him, says he might attempt to hide behind Florida’s stand-your-ground-law. Under the law, anyone who believes their life is in danger is permitted to use deadly force.
Even more absurd is the fact that despite being just 17-years-old, Martin’s slim 6’3”, 150-pound frame makes him “adult” enough for justifiable homicide. Zimmerman is 5’9” and weighs over 200 pounds.
Zimmerman has yet to be arrested or charged, but don’t be surprised if that happens this week. Regardless, if he walks, there's no telling what the outcry will bring.
[via ABC News]