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  •  his self-defense claim applies equally to (3+ / 0-)

    manslaughter and murder.  if the jury finds that the prosecution couldn't carry its burden on self-defense, he can't be found guilty of either charge.

    •  Thanks, I was thinking of the elements of ill (2+ / 0-)

      will I guess.

      The prosecution did make the point that Zimmerman's injuries where marginal at best. So the jury could conclude that Zimmerman did not set out to kill the 'punk' but was never in danger for his life when he pulled the trigger.

      “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

      by se portland on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 06:31:47 AM PDT

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