The Stand Your Ground law states:
A stand-your-ground law states that a person may use deadly force in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of a threat, without an obligation to retreat first. In some cases, a person may use deadly force in public areas without a duty to retreat. Under these legal concepts, a person is justified in using deadly force in certain situations and the "stand your ground" law would be a defense to criminal charges.
So, if Zimmerman is following Martin does Martin have reason to believe his life is in danger? If he attacked and then was shot, can Zimmerman be protected from prosecution by the same law that would have protected Martin had he lived?
edit on 25-3-2012 by TinkerHaus because: (no reason given)