The Verdict in the George Zimmerman\Trayvon Martin Case
The nation awaits the verdict in this gripping self-defense case in Sanford, Florida. This case reminds many of the O.J Simpson case because it is race and a killing. The difference is that Zimmerman did not murder Trayvon, but killed him. The Simpson case had murder, premeditated murder, all over it. Both are highly emotional cases that divides people. The fact OJ Simpson got off shocked just about everyone. That jury was mostly black and many think that is why. In the Zimmerman case, all are white women. George is Hispanic\white.
The outcomes of this case could be 2nd Degree murder, which most legal experts think will be a fluke if that occurs. Z had no premeditation to plot and hunt down a tall, 17 yr. old teen (not a child armed with only skittles) at night acting suspiciously (in the eyes of Z) in a condo complex that had several burglaries.
Another outcome is acquittal. The jury finds him not guilty.
A lesser charge of manslaughter, that is, a killing of a human occurs in the heat of the moment or wanton disregard for human life. This is the prosecution's back up position and one that many feel should have been the charge from the start. Many of the elements are there for this to occur and many legal experts expect this. This is what probably really happened.
A hung jury would mean that all six jurors could not agree and the prosecution would have to retry the case again.
What will be the reaction be by the Z and T supporters? If Z is acquitted, what will his life be like? Will some supporter from the Martin side hunt Z down somewhere, sometime, and kill him? That would be 2nd or 1st degree murder. If Z is convicted, what would the Z supporters do than could be worse than having a son or daughter killed?
Of course, if Z is convicted, the defense will appeal because the prosecution withheld evidence that has been disclosed.