For those not following this case, Trayvon Martin was walking through a suburb in Florida when he was followed by a neighbourhood watch volunteer called George Zimmerman. There was a confrontation between them and Travyon was shot dead with George claiming self defence.
If only it was that simple.
Florida has a "stand your ground law" which allows force, including deadly force, to be used if the person feels threatened. This was the defense given by George to the police on the night, who made no arrest as there was no other witness to confirm or deny what happened.
But it now appears that all Trayvon had done was buy some groceries at a store and walk out of the neightbourhood while talking on the phone to his girlfriend. George had followed the youth despite being told not to by a police dispatch officer and confronted him.
Should George Zimmerman be prosecuted and what for?
Could he reasonably use the "stand your ground law" as a defence?
Also will this change anything? Will Florida look at its laws and amend them or is this a case of the law being fine, but that the interpretation is faulty?