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Old 06-29-2013, 09:30 AM   #76
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In a system where everyone is innocent until proven guilty, there are very few slam dunk cases for the prosecution.

Under Florida law they can convict for a lesser crime than was charged. The difference between 2nd degree murder and manslaughter will be, like I've been saying, dependent upon whether the prosecution is successful in linking Zimmerman's state of mind with his intentions, because under Florida law, if they can prove he followed with intent, it doesn't really matter who struck whom first.
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