As I am sitting here watching all of the news coverage on the George Zimmerman trial, I sit here and wonder which way the jury will go. Will they say he’s not guilty because he was defending himself? Or will they go guilty because Trayvon Martin was defending himself? What did you take out of the trial and the evidence that we were able to see?
The defense had a pretty strong case to begin with, they said that Zimmerman was defending himself after Martin attacked him. However, if Zimmerman listened to officials and the rules of the neighborhood watch pamphlet, then Martin would not have felt threatened and have the need to defend himself.
There have been a lot of other things said and done that may have hurt or helped each side, for instance, the dummy that they used to demonstrate how Martin may or may not have been able to reach for Zimmerman’s gun. Or the photos of Zimmerman’s injuries and the fact that he refused medical treatment after the incident.
Now that we are all pretty roped into this case, I know I am, we are anxiously awaiting whether or not Zimmerman will be acquitted or charged with one of two charges. The prosecution pushed for lesser charges to be considered, the only one on the list that was allowed was a manslaughter charge, did the prosecution push for this because they are worried about their case?
Although some of this is my speculation, these are all questions that I am sure everyone is asking. What other questions do you have on the case? I have been watching this case from day one and I have my own thoughts, but what do you think? Will the jury find him not guilty by reason of self defense? Or will they find him guilty of second degree murder or manslaughter?
Second degree murder is a tough charge for them to consider, with this one they have to be able to prove that he had ill-will or hatred towards Martin. I think that they have a better chance of having him convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter but even that can carry up to a 30 year sentence because of the gun acting as an enhancer.
Tell me your thoughts on this and what you think the jury will decide, I want to hear from you. As soon as the jury comes to a verdict, I will update you all!
UPDATE: George Zimmerman found not guilty and is acquitted of all charges!