Sunday, July 14, 2013

US Shooter in Trayvon Martin Case Waited to Be Deliberated

After the George Zimmerman murder trial ends without a verdict Friday (July 12), George Zimmerman's fate is still uncertain. On Feb 26, a 17-year-old teenager was shot in Sanford, Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer, Geogre Zimmerman, 28, who said he shot the boy in self- defense. This case draws attention from all the States for it seems involves the race factor in this progress.

In the jury of this Friday, some key issues were put forward to decide whether Zimmerman is guilty.

--Whether Zimmerman acted in self-defense.

Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman's attorney said there was enormous evidence proving that Zimmerman acted self-defense.

--whether the shooter pursues the teen.

O'Mara insisted that Zimmerman stopped following once told by the dispatcher. He said that no assumptions can be make unless there are eyewitnesses.

--who started the confrontation.

As the initiator of this confrontation was uncertain, the jurors can not decide who caused the fight.

--which one is on top when the shooting occurred.

As different eyewitnesses had different confessions, it is hard to judge which side should be in charge.

--who screamed on a 911 tape.

"It was listening to my son's last cry for help", Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, while Zimmerman's father, Robert Zimmerman insisted that it was his son's voice./Zhangyan