Summary Of The Trayvon Martin Case

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I chose to write on an incident that occurred on Feb 26, 20102, in Sanford, Florida. George Zimmerman a 28 year old mixed Hispanic male shot and killed Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was a volunteer neighborhood watch coordinator, in a gated community in Florida. While on duty, Zimmermann had a concealed weapon and carried a 9mm pistol. (Zimmerman did have a legal permit). The fatal shot occured while Zimmerman and Martin where fighting. The police responded 2 mins after the shots fired because Zimmerman called the police prior to the fight. Trayvon Martin an African American male, died at the age of 17. Zimmerman would be taken to custody and was questioned for 5 hours. Zimmerman was later released and no charges were filed at the time. Zimmerman…show more content…
According to my notes, second degree murder is murder without malice or intent. George Zimmerman pleaded not guilty on the charge because he felt he acted in self-defense. On July 23, 2013, Martin was acquitted of 2nd degree murder. During my research on the investigation of the case, there was no witnesses who seen, the shooting. Zimmerman was question and had to undergo a voice analysis test, to see if he was lying. Zimmerman passed the voice analysis test. However, the police did not test Zimmerman for drug or alcohol use. The stand your ground law, really helped the defense. The state your ground statue, was a law that gives wide latitude to use deadly force and not to retreat, if they are afraid for their lives or grave bodily harm. The law itself has caused lots of controversy and national outrage.
There were some damming evidence against Zimmerman Prior to the Shooting. Martin friend testified and was told by phone that Zimmerman was following him. Martin was on the phone with a friend and that friend testified that Zimmerman was following him. This phone call shows that Zimmerman might have been the aggressor in the
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