I think the fact that Zimmerman knew exactly what to say about claiming self defense goes to prove his story was tailored exactly as required.<quoted text>
I assume this is the same George Zimmerman who lied and said he was not familiar with the self defense and stand your ground laws.
Oh, I know it's perfectly OK when he lies, breaks laws, murders unarmed children so don't bother.
Even Serino "prompted" him on what he needed to say.
And the jurors never appeared to take this into consideration when the State in closing arguments asked the key question, "Why did he have to lie?"
I can only conclude one of two things about the juror's decision....either they just weren't smart enough to put the pieces together, or, they had a "high pressure" juror with an agenda who wore down the others. On Saturday night, when it was announced the jurors had ordered dinner and continued to deliberate well into the evening, I thought it indicated the latter.
I could visualize my own mother giving in to pressure, especially when she was tired, but I never thought it would mean a not guilty verdict would be forthcoming up until just before the verdict was read, in what had to be the swiftest announcement I've ever seen in any high profile trial.
I still would like to ask those 6 ladies how it was possible (in their minds) for Zimmerman to reach his gun, as clearly, that wasn't possible based upon his own account.