Originally Posted by Rohirrim
Zimmerman's car is parked on the street, just to the left of the "S" in "Shooting." According to his testimony, Martin went behind the houses where there was only a walkway between the houses, and no street. He couldn't drive back there. He lost sight of Martin at that time and got out of the car to see where he'd gone.
Then he should have stayed in the car. Getting out the car created a dangerous situation. It was his choice to do so and it made the end-result entirely avoidable. That's not self-defense. Period.