Originally Posted by R8ers
GZ would have been an idiot to commit murder there if that was his intention... Too many possible eyewitnesses ...
Had he wanted to kill Trayvon, why didn't he just shoot him from the window of his car? Just don't add up man.
I find it very, very, very hard to believe Zimmerman walked into the confrontation with the intent to murder. I do believe he was acting in self defense and have no problem with the actual shooting.
But it's also very believable that he intended to confront Trayvon and, who knows, possibly restrain him (with force if necessary) until the cops got there. Again, lots of stories that can hang together about Zimmerman provoking a confrontation that never needed to happen.
That 1-2 minutes of radio silence is unfortunately the most critical. Neither side knows what happens, whether that's Trayvon's side or Zimmerman's side. I'm just forming my opinion based on what we know about the guy.