July 17th, 2013
09:45 PM ET

New spotlight on Stand Your Ground laws

The AC360 legal panel discusses juror B37's description of how the Stand Your Ground law affected the Zimmerman verdict.

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  1. anniem

    Oh do you think she had some spite?! She had been abused by him for years, who would not have much, much more than spite for him? BUT SHE FIRED A ROUND INTENDING TO SCARE HIM-SHE COUL DHAVE PUT IT IN HIS HEAD. So what if the call showed spite? She was controlled enough to give him a chance to live and then he couldn't even man up and tell the court how it really happened. He must have been a great actor!

    July 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm |
  2. Rita Levy

    I have 1 qestion. Why didn't you ask the Juror "if Trayvon Martin had killed George Zimmerman would the verdict had been the same? ". I don't think so., but I don't think she, or any of them would admit it. Her mind had been made up as soon as the trial ended.. She just had to convince the other 5.

    July 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm |
  3. Kelly

    If stand your ground is the law of the land in Florida, shouldn't it be applied to the child who was walking home and minding his own business when a stranger began to follow him? Did Trayvon Martin not have the same rights as Zimmerman? Given the cases being highlighted in Florida, it appears if you intend to invoke your right to stand your ground, you are better off shooting to kill. Leave no witness other than yourself, if you want to use this as a defense.

    July 18, 2013 at 7:43 am |

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