Originally Posted by errand
So who decides when your life is in danger?
Is it your attacker who is you know, attacking you while inflicting bodily harm? The EMT or the cops who show up after the fact?
Who decides your life is in danger if not you?
You're exactly right. That is why the defense is going to try its damnedest to paint Zimmerman as fearful for his life (Good's testimony) without putting Zimmerman on the stand. If they put him on the stand it hurts them because there are some inconsistencies in his story as well, and his testimony will be fresh in the jury's minds. If they are successful in not having Zimmerman testify, he probably walks.