The way I understand it, it will go to a SYG trial and only to the murder trial if he isn't found innocent by that statute. This from a legal expert on the radio about a month ago.<quoted text>
Oh but if it were just that simple for the Thug.
If that's ALL he did, then he should be able to argue as such at a SYG hearing. The judge has set aside April 26 (as per Florida law) for the Thug to make such claims.
I'd love to see that child killer and LIAR take the stand. The funniest part will be when the bailiff asks him if he swears tell the Truth, the Whole Truth and nothing but the Truth.
His tongue will become as twisted as his mind is.
The only thing stopping Zim from being totally covered on the STG is because there is no solid evidence that he was attacked. If there was at least one witness to Martin's attack, then he could have sued the city for false arrest.
Now it boils down to the prosecution trying to convince a judge and jury that what is evident really didn't happen that way. Good luck with that. They will have to prove that Zim attacked Martin which autopsy reports show quite the opposite. Could it have happened that way? Perhaps. But again--beyond a reasonable doubt.
Now if that fails and it goes to the murder trial, the prosecution will have to convince a judge and jury Zim had no right to defend himself using his firearm. Given the degree of injuries Zim sustained, it's more than clear that Martin went far beyond self-defense and into assault even if they can convince anybody that Zim (with no witnesses whatsoever) did attack Martin.
As I explained earlier, there is a slim line between self-defense and assault.