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He will easily get off. Wait and see. You cant put someone in prison when none of the witnesses actually saw anything. He's innocent unless there is hardcore proof he had intent to kill. Where are they going to find that?
"He's innocent unless there is hardcore proof he had intent to kill."
He shot and killed someone with his gun. Intent or not, he will go down for something.
- There is a such thing as self defense genius.CygnusZero4
- don't be f-in stupid You know as well as everyone else that is B.S.severian
- I know the law. Apparently you dont. He isnt being charged with murder here.CygnusZero4
- I know the law. He'll get manslaughter. Then he will get gang raped and shanked in prison.severian
- Probably by some "suspicious looking" dudesGlitterati_Duane
Nevermind, I just read they cant charge him with first degree so it doesnt matter anyway. Didnt think they could charge him with that.
those clownshow defense attorneys should get disbarred for that shit yesterday.. fuckin famewhores
It looks like he'll be charged with some lesser crime. None of the witnesses could verify anything since it was at night, and Im pretty sure there is no video of Zimmerman chasing him down and shooting him in the chest for no reason at all, therefore you cant just throw the guy away for life. You need PROOF, and it's not illegal to use deadly force if you feel your life is in danger. If a prosecutor doesnt have hard evidence that it wasnt self-defense, he walks.
i would never trust a person that volunteers for neighborhood watch
You're leaving out the scenarios for manslaughter and something else I can't remember the name of...he won't walk.
I agree, BonSeff...what the hell were those lawyers doing? And to find out they never even met Zimmerman in person?! I hope they get disbarred too. This whole thing is beyond belief.
"Some of the charges that Zimmerman could possibly face range from involuntary manslaughter to voluntary manslaughter to second-degree murder, according to a legal expert. Both involuntary and voluntary manslaughter could carry up to 15 years in prison, while the second-degree murder charge could carry a sentence of life in prison."
2nd degree murder. good.
" According to the Associated Press, an official said Zimmerman is in custody and is expected to be charged with second-degree murder."
Hey CygnusZero4, any legal knowledge you would like to share with us since you know the law?
this case is such a cluster. i really don't know how to feel about it. Since there were no witnesses, I kind of have a problem with the conviction of public opinion. Once it goes to court, as it looks like it is, the shoddy police work is really gonna play a factor. Really curious to see how this plays out once all the facts and arguments are presented.
"He will easily get off. Wait and see. You cant put someone in prison when none of the witnesses actually saw anything. He's innocent unless there is hardcore proof he had intent to kill. Where are they going to find that?"
I just sat on a trial two weeks ago and did send someone to prison, even though none of the witnesses saw the actual crime happen (a stabbing). The defendant claimed that there was reasonable doubt but there was enough evidence that we could use inference in deciding that he was guilty.
2nd degree murder charge filed in trayvon martin shooting.
Trayvon Martin still dead.
From Huffpo: "The murder charge indicates prosecutors plan to prove Zimmerman shot Martin with malice, though without premeditation. A manslaughter charge would have required prosecutors to prove only that Zimmerman acted unlawfully and with criminal negligence in shooting the teen."
I question whether they can prove malice, given what we've seen so far. Why didn't they just go for manslaughter and be done with it?
from dictionary.com...malice: desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another, either because of a hostile impulse or out of deep-seated meanness: the malice and spite of a lifelong enemy.
Guilty or Innocent .. Zimmerman is FUCKED for the rest of his life