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post #11 of 76 Old 04-11-2012, 04:19 PM
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What did they charge him with? I've not heard of any official charges.. I know they have scheduled an announcement this eveing.....
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... and I'm a gun owner .. and DH is a concealed carrier. I believe in self defense and wouldn't hesitate to shoot someone in my home if I felt threatened.
Oh im not against people defending themselves in their own homes, If someone broke into my home I wouldnt be worried about their safety. You hear so many cases over here of ones breaking into peoples homes, the home owner attacking them in self defence and then the burgular trying to sue them!! I just mean that you do hear of alot of wackos having guns and I think that there should be tighter regulations for getting one.. not saying the like of yourself shouldnt be allowed one for self defence.. out of interest whats are the regulations in America for getting a gun?
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I think I may have spoken too soon, they are planning on charging him sometime today.

George Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin shooting, official says - The Washington Post
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Flygap - I know what you mean about all the threats, etc.

I had someone tell me today that they HAD to charge him because if they didn't, there would be riots ... aaaaarghhhh.

I said, NO .. they don't HAVE to charge him in fear of riots .. they will charge him because there is sufficient evidence of a crime...

Drives me crazy!
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post #15 of 76 Old 04-11-2012, 04:24 PM
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Breaking news is that he's being arrested and charged with murder at 6:00 pm tonight, so whoever said he's on the run is incorrect. They know exactly where to find him.

I don't know what degree of murder they'll charge him with, as that's up to the FL state prosecutor's office and the police.

I doubt they'll go for first degree, since I don't think it was premeditated. Doesn't make what he did right, I just don't think they can make a first degree charge stick.
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Derrygirl .. I understood that .. no worries. You do have to take a course to be a concealed carrier, which includes a background check.

Unfortunately, many people carry that aren't licensed, you aren't required to be licensed to have a firearm in your house, and in Texas you can have one in your vehicle without a license.

Also, just as I suspect with Zimmerman, being overzealous isn't a crime, until you shoot someone without cause.... so he was "clean" right up until that point...

It's a bloody mess, that's what it is.

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I'm getting sick of the photos they are showing on some channels of the news.
Yahoo's photo shows a cute kid smiling, on other sources they show him as older and frowning, same photo across the board with Zimmerman.
What are you guys seeing? The MEDIA is a mess.

I just can't BELIEVE what some people are saying/have said (news, not here, LOL!).
First degree is off the table I think.

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Yup the media is ALWAYS a mess! That's why I break it down to:

Unarmed teen
Overzealous Watch dude.

40-something 911 calls this guy has made .. really? I keep waiting to find out that he is a law enforcement wannabe...

And he is twice the size of the teen ..
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First degree is off the table I think.
My understanding is that first degree would have required a grand jury.
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Painted, if they had enough evidence to try him for first degree, getting a Grand Jury seated wouldn't be that much of an issue.

I simply don't think they even want to try first degree since it would be very hard to prove premeditation.
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