'Stand Your Ground' Rejection of the Day

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'Stand Your Ground' Rejection of the Day
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Despite the heated debate over Florida law since the February shooting death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, said today that "the facts don't seem to support a 'Stand Your Ground' defense."

Instead, O'Mara said the incident is just a standard self-defense case, because Zimmerman didn't have the option to retreat:

People look at "Stand Your Ground" and immediately think somebody's standing there with deadly force -- be it a gun or a weapon -- and having the opportunity to back up but not having the need to under the statute.

I think the evidence in this case suggests that my client was reacting to having his nose broken and reacted to that by screaming out for help.

[dailyintel]