Florida law states that a defendant cannot claim self-defense if he "initially provokes the use of force against himself".The defense objected to the initial aggressor instruction. This clause of the law was deliberately withheld from the jury in the instructions from the judge.
HTHell it was being overlooked that Trayvon Martin couldn't HELP but feel that his life was under threat, since nobody in their right mind would have exited his vehicle to stalk an individual he found "Suspicious & Threatening" on foot UNLESS HE WAS ARMED... ...from there it's an incredibly short leap to realizing that Trayvon reacted to what HE felt was a life-threatening situation.
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