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Response to LuckyTheDog (Reply #35)

Tue Jul 16, 2013, 08:08 PM

45. Elaborate

 

What arguments did the defense make that should have been challenged?

Self defense applies when a reasonable person has fear of death or grave bodily harm. The jury must agree that the fear of death or grave bodily harm is reasonable. The prosecution FAILED to prove that Zimmerman was not in fear of death or grave bodily harm.

In part 776.041 in the below link it goes over when use of force is allowed as an aggressor:

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0776/0776.html

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