It seems as if George Zimmerman’s lawyers are pulling every trick they have out the bag to keep Zimmerman on the streets. Today Zimmerman waived his “Stand Your Ground” hearing, which not only shocked the court but allows his defense team more time to prepare.
The move allows the defense more time to prepare for the trial this summer, but also raises the stakes.
Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law entitles a person to use deadly force if he believes his life is threatened, and absolves them of an obligation to retreat from a confrontation, even if retreat is possible….
Zimmerman contends that he shot and killed the 17-year-old Martin after the teen confronted him as he walked to his father’s girlfriend’s house. Were Judge Nelson to have accepted his account under Stand Your Ground, all criminal proceedings would have immediately stopped, and Zimmerman would have walked free.
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Why would he waive this right? Is this more procedural or strategic? Either way, let’s not forget that a young boy’s life was lost and we need answers one way or another!