From what I’ve read, he can’t be charged with First Degree Murder or face the death penalty without a Grand Jury. So, this will not satisfy Trayvon’s supporters.
It will be interesting to see what the actual charge is, then.
To all those who have been clamoring for an end to the prejudgement by the media so the system could do it’s job, now would be a good time to heed your own advice.
I said it back when this all started, he’s going to face manslaughter charges, and as much as it is disliked by some folks here, he’s likely going to lose.
End of the day, Zimmerman engaged in actions that lead to the shooting, not only did he do so, he did so after repeated advice not to. Zimmerman calls in the report, and doesn’t leave his car and try to hunt the kid down, none of this happens. Its pretty obvious, he’s got some amount of culpability to the events that happened after he decided to take matters into his own hands above and beyond calling the cops to report the situation.
He cannot claim pure victim here, no matter how much some folks want it to be.
Not only that, but because of his idiotic actions, the HOA is likely going to be sued and his neighbors taken down with him.
I’m as pro second ammendment as you can get, but your right to carry doesn’t mean you have the right to be an abject idiot, just because you are carrying. Zimmerman ensured this situation the minute he got out of his car and decided to hunt down the kid on his own.