‘Geraldo Rivera: Jurors would have ‘shot and killed Trayvon Martin a lot sooner than George Zimmerman did’
I think….THINK that in the rebuttal in the closing arguments, they established the whole event and not just the shooting.
If the jury looks at the whole event, from the time Zimmerman spotted Martin and his actions up to and including the murder of Martin, then maybe Manslaughter.
But if they just look at the shooting as the only event, then Zimmerman will walk free.
Yes Geraldo actually said that…….
“I see those six ladies [in the jury] putting themselves on that rainy night, in that housing complex that has just been burglarized by three or four different groups of black youngsters from the adjacent community. So it’s a dark night, a 6-foot-2-inch hoodie-wearing stranger is in the immediate housing complex. How would the ladies of that jury have reacted? I submit that if they were armed, they would have shot and killed Trayvon Martin a lot sooner than George Zimmerman did. This is self-defense”.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2013/07/12/geraldo-jurors-would-have-shot-and-killed-trayvon-martin-a-lot-sooner-than-george-zimmerman-did/