In response to George Zimmerman’slegal defense team calling for a motion on a “Stand Your Ground” hearing, Trayvon Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump released the following statement:
Let it be clear on the record, that we feel confident that the unjustified killing of Trayvon Benjamin Martin should and will be decided by a jury.
Many of the legal architects of the Stand Your Ground law have already opined that it does not apply in this case.
A grown man cannot profile and pursue an unarmed child, shoot him in the heart, and then claim stand your ground. We believe that the killer’s motion will be denied during the Stand Your Ground Hearing, and as justice requires a jury will ultimately decide the fate of a man that killed an innocent child.
There is only one version of this story that represents that Zimmerman was attacked by Trayvon Martin, and that’s Zimmerman’s self-serving version. Everyone will agree that the killer’s credibility is clearly questionable.
Trayvon’s parents do not feel that this is a man that feared for his life the night he shot and killed their child, this is a man whose only fear is spending his life in prison.
And Mr. Crump is correct, Zimmerman is afraid of spending the rest of his life in prison. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.