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  •  3-4 inches taller, 20-30 lbs lighter (2+ / 0-)
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    sukeyna, LaurenMonica

    and a 16 year-old child.  Whatever happens during the trial, the jury is already in on one point: Zimmerman is pathetic.  I wonder how young a child would have to be for Zimm to be able to handle him without a deadly weapon. longer in SF.... -9.00, -7.38

    by TFinSF on Fri May 18, 2012 at 10:15:35 AM PDT

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    •  age is immaterial, it doesn't matter if he's 17 (2+ / 0-)
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      or 27 if he is on top beating you.....

      Again I say z should have stayed in the truck and there would have been no confrontation.

      Also I know that if someone was on top of me beating me as z and the witness claim, I would draw and shoot if possible.

      Unfortunately the absolute truth can never be known in this case as there's no witness or video of the start of the altercation....all we have is z's testimony and it's obviously slanted to his side....

      We may never actually know objectively what really happened...

      However after reading the post at Talk Left, I don't see 2nd degree murder, maybe manslaughter if the prosecution pushes the point that z cold have avoided the whole encounter.

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Fri May 18, 2012 at 11:15:20 AM PDT

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    •  You're omitting the "facts" that ... (0+ / 0-)

      Martin sucker-punched Zimmerman, knocking him to the ground, then straddled Zimmerman while he (Martin) rained down "martial arts-style" blows to Zimmerman's face and head.

      If Zimmerman informed Martin that the police were on the way, Martin would have known that he was in even more trouble than he was already in following his school suspension, etc.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Fri May 18, 2012 at 09:32:41 PM PDT

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      •  facts in quotation marks... mmmmmkay. (0+ / 0-)

        Riddle me this  - if he was jumped and sucker punched to the ground, why are his keys and flashlight 40 feet away from where the body was found.  

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