That would be pure speculation unless of course you can show e witness to this supposed "being chased down" scenario of yours.<quoted text>
If you're chasing someone for no reason and the stop them for leaving, Zimmerman is taking his life in his own hands.
You all go on and on about self defense. There is no self defense when you're chasing someone down!
Get it thru your thick skulls!!
So how far does Martin have to go to not get shot?? How far away does he have to run??
If one goes by what your saying, then all the honest, caring, good people who've chased down some criminal for stealing some ladies purse & then got in a fight when the criminal turned on them and assaulted the good guy , causing the good guy to protect his very life by shooting the criminal-- must therefore (by your logic) deserve to go to jail just because he had the audacity to follow the perpetrator.
I guess you'd think that good guy had no right to defend himself either.