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Old 03-29-2012, 11:46 AM   #47
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Is there no wrong answer?
for general self defense in most jurisdictions, its a two part test.

Did the victim subjectively feel threatened for his life?
Would a reasonable person also feel threatened?

If yes, then no. its manslaughter.
If Yes, yes, no criminal act.

Its very possible that Zimmerman felt afraid for his life, but a reasonable person would not. That scenario really creates a tough job for the DA to prosecute...
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