Martin ran away from Zimmerman, who pursued in his automobile. By the account of Martin's girlfriend, who Martin called, he then stopped, breathing heavily. There was a bump and cell phone noise. Martin's girlfriend screamed. Then the phone was disconnected.
- Frederick Leatherman's law blog.
- Coverage of the case at Mother Jones.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates, arguing that the conclusion is in accord with Florida law.
- Trayvon Martin short biography (NPR), longer biography (Miami Herald)
- George Zimmerman short biography, longer biography (Sunshine State News.)
- The Onion: Nation Throws Hands Up, Tells Black Teenagers To Do Their Best Out There
I do not see a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman committed “the unjustifiable, inexcusable, and intentional killing of a human being without deliberation, premeditation, and malice," which is to say manslaughter under Florida law.
There is one ray of hope here: this is news. 50 years ago, this case would have sunk without a trace.