Jun 01, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
CuriousJockAZ saidI'm wondering if this latest development might, in The Bigger Picture, end up backfiring on the prosecution and actually work in Zimmerman's favor. The fact that once this does go to trial Zimmerman would have already served a significant time in jail, this makes him somewhat of an underdog to possible jurors who may very well have "reasonable doubt" of his guilt in second degree murder. I'm convinced that there is going to be a plea bargain at some point, with Zimmerman agreeing to plead guilty to a reduced lesser charge of Manslaughter, and that he will be sentenced to probation and out on time already served. I'm not convinced that Zimmerman ever set out or intended to kill Trayvon Martin, but rather this was a confrontation that escalated out of control and went terribly awry. I think the "reasonable doubt" will be HOW the confrontation escalated from Zimmerman simply following Martin, to an actual physical confrontation. I think the fact that Zimmerman took the time to call 911 will be the single thing that separates this from 2nd Degree Murder and Manslaughter. People don't normally call 911 right before they are planning on killing someone.I think after this has been discovered.. the 'reasonable doubt' is a stellar phrase.
TropicalMark saidReasonable doubt that zimmerman can actually tell anything truthful whatsoever.