Sad as it is, the exculpatory evidence for Zimmerman is his story of self defense. I personally don't buy it but in a court of law, it’s not what you think, believe or feel -it's what you can prove. The state of Florida generally allows its citizens to own, possess and carry guns with very few restrictions (except for convicted felons) and to use the weapons in self defense. Since Zimmerman said he used it in self defense and no one can refute this (other than the dead young man)…well….not much the state can do. Again, you can't prosecute someone because you feel it's the right thing to do -you have to prove the person violated the law and commited an illegal act. Perhaps maybe a civil suit…..?
This may not necessarily be true. There may be criminal culpability just in the fact that there's OBVIOUS evidence that points to George Zimmerman acting as a "pursuer" of Trayvon Martin .... due to the fact that he admitted to police that he was watching and 'following' Martin during his 911 call ... he was told NOT to do even that .. let alone confront the boy .. and he has also admitted that he did BOTH of those things by confessing that he got out of his car specifically to look for him.
Seems to me there's an argument against "self-defense" just based on the fact that Zimmerman was the initial aggressor. He disobeyed a law enforcement order/request that was designed to keep EVERYONE safe and alive that night. If George Zimmerman had stayed in his car, Trayvon would be alive right now.
Seems to me, it wouldn't be all that hard to prove to a jury that it was more likely that Trayvon Martin was the one needing to 'defend' himself. If aynybody sounds like they had a reason to be scared it would be Trayvon... since he was the one who was being stalked!! Don'tcha think??
And if you can prove that to a jury from the get-go ... you're pretty much halfway home-free from there!!!