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Jury bungled Zimmerman case

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Jury bungled Zimmerman case

I've been reading with some confusion the letters concerning the George Zimmerman trial. Most of the letter writers' missives I've read in your paper have had a very loose grasp of the facts.

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One actually said that Trayvon Martin was nearly two feet taller than Zimmerman. That would have put Trayvon Martin at 7 feet 7 inches. He was actually only 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was only 4 inches taller than Zimmerman and Zimmerman was 11 years older than Trayvon Martin. Mature men are usually much stronger than young 17-year-old kids.

The facts of this case were pretty clear: A young boy on his way home was followed by an older man who was a stranger. The stranger shot and killed the boy without justifiable reason. The older man was told not to follow the boy, but ignored those warnings and followed him anyway. The man was armed with a handgun, the boy was unarmed and minding his own business.

The jury messed up big time on this case. Zimmerman's "story" was not able to be confirmed as true and therefore, should not have been taken as true. He changed his story at least a few times from the night of the killing until his trial. He told Sean Hannity that it was the "will of God."

Zimmerman is a dangerous guy and should be in jail.

Bill Sarto

Carpentersville

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