A just verdict

Posted Friday, Jul. 19, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The George Zimmerman verdict was not a miscarriage of justice but rather a just verdict in light of the evidence presented and the laws the jury had to follow.

The jurors never let sympathy, emotion or skin color enter into their decision-making process. Trayvon Martin was much more than an innocent 17-year-old. He had choices that night and instead of running home before Zimmerman could even get out of his car, the evidence showed he waited for more than four minutes and attacked Zimmerman.

Jurors had to decide if Zimmerman was in imminent fear for his life as Martin was on top of him, beating him, and came to the correct decision. Zimmerman had the right to defend himself with deadly force.

— Craig Martin, Fort Worth

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