I don't know why you're getting impatient with me about this: You're the one who said you were going to examine the case using Zimmerman's story. And you've not done that.
If you want to present alternate versions of the story that are equally plausible, that's fine with me. I just don't understand why you don't just say that you're presenting an alternative to Zimmerman's story. You know, to keep everything honest and all.
Moving on half a step, do you think the prosecutor has evidence that will disprove Zimmerman's story?
No idea what the prosecution has. But the fact that a guy admits to shooting and killing an unarmed person after following them will pretty much get you to probable cause in a hurry.
I use "confronted" because that is what pretty much every account has used. Zimmerman says he followed him because he didn't look right, we know Martin was not armed and was in the neighborhood legitimately. We know the shooting happened very near where Martin was staying.
Here is where it gets tricky. Assuming that Zimmerman is telling the truth. Zimmerman says he lost Martin, but we can't tell whether or not Martin knew that. Say you are Martin. You think you got away and head home. And then when you get there, the creepy guy who has been following you is sitting right there.
We know some sort of confrontation/fight happened and we know that Zimmerman shot Martin dead.
If I had to put on my psychic hat I would say he gets convicted of manslaughter. I found this when searching for a real world distinction between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, in FL there is none, "In states such as Florida, manslaughter is not broken down this way. In Florida, manslaughter, defined as: The killing of a human being by the act, procurement, or culpable negligence of another, without lawful justification according to the provisions of chapter 776 and in cases in which such killing shall not be excusable homicide or murder . . ."
Here is the story as far as I can tell according to Zimmerman:http://en.wikipedia.org/...7s_account_of_events
"According to early media reports, that night, and in later meetings, Zimmerman described in detail, and re-enacted for police, what he says took place:
He was on his way to the store to do some errands when he spotted Trayvon Martin walking through his neighborhood. He followed Martin, but lost track of him. He was returning to his SUV
when Martin approached him from the left rear and confronted him. Martin asked him, "Do you have a problem?"
He replied "No", and Martin then said, "Well, you do now" or something similar,
while Zimmerman reached for his cell phone. Martin then punched him in the face, knocking him down, and began beating his head against the ground. Zimmerman called out for help, while being beaten, before shooting Martin once in the chest at close range, in self-defense.
We are so fucked.