Posted by burnsy483 on 7/16/2013 4:07:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 7/16/2013 3:49:00 PM (view original):
I have a hypothetical.
What if, during the struggle, Martin took the gun away and shot Zimmerman. Two questions: do you think he would have walked free? Do you think he should have walked free?
I would assume that Martin would argue that Zimmerman chased him and started the confrontation. But the fact that most of the eyewitness testimony has Martin placed on top of Zimmerman in the scuffle, and the fact that Zimmerman has injuries to his face and head, and Martin didn't have injuries? I would guess he goes to jail. There's little evidence to suggest that Martin was in real danger in this situation.
Maybe he'd argue Zimmerman pulled a gun on him and he wrestled it away. That would make it more complicated.
The only living eyewitness was Zimmerman.
Do you think he should go to jail? Can't he claim self defense also, especially since it wasn't his gun? Wouldn't we need evidence that he acted criminally like everyone says we need with Zimmerman?