FL. 'Stand your Ground' law expert speaks on Zimmerman case
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:26:36 GMT —
George Zimmerman, the accused killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford Florida, was released from jail on bail Monday.
It appears that Florida's "stand your ground" law will feature heavily in the upcoming trial.
In an exclusive interview, Fox 31 News spoke with the first defense attorney ever to try a "stand your ground" case in Florida.
Jay Hebert educates fellow attorneys on the now-controversial law.
Here he gives us his thoughts on the Trayvon Martin case.
"The key issue in the Trayvon Martin case will be what force did Trayvon exert that caused George Zimmerman to react that way? And I've said to several media outlets my gut feeling is that at some point in time I think George Zimmerman is going to make a statement that Trayvon was reaching for his gun, that he was under duress and once that gun comes into play, then we have deadly force being applied against deadly force.
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch member, is accused of shooting and killing Martin February 26th after calling 911 about a suspicious person in the neighborhood.