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Response to DirkGently (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 16, 2013, 06:26 PM

27. There was no SYG hearing

But, so what? You absolutely cannot say "it was not used in this case" when the law was cited in the jury instructions and was part of the jury deliberations. That sounds like "use" to me.

The judge specifically cited the "no duty to flee" thing and even said Zimmerman had the right to "stand his ground" and could not be convicted for standing his ground.

So, this whole notion that SYG never touched this case in any way is just flatly wrong.

The jurors could not find for manslaughter even if they wanted to because the SYG language in the jury instructions made that impossible.

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