1) George Zimmerman likely acted in self-defense when he shot Trayvon Martin
2) If George Zimmerman had stayed away from Trayvon Martin as he was advised by the 9/11 dispatcher on the night of the shooting, the shooting would have never occured.
So, Zimmerman was the aggressor, but Martin likely attacked him as a result, thereby possibly justifying self-defense.
Seems contradictory, no?
That is why it is a complex case. And that is why we have courts to sort it out.
No matter what happens in this case, some people will not be satisifed. Personally, I am hoping the judge rejects the self-defense claim given that even the person who wrote the law in Florida said the law was not meant for cases like this (where the shooter followed and harassed the shooting victim); it was meant for people who are being followed and harassed and threatened by a dangerous criminal.
But the law is the law, and the law may very well be on Zimmerman's side in this case.
Notice how, even after all this time, the media are still on the case.