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Hour and they've gone a little bit long on the afternoon recess in the -- -- murder trial so while we wait for the next witness to testify let's talk for a legal analyst.
Fox News legal analyst and CB -- contributor Arthur -- dollars with us as is the Fox News senior judicial analyst judge -- the -- -- a welcome.
He's not very fit.
We know this -- and this was before the trial again for George Zimmerman -- -- you've been following closely know he's gained by most estimates some 110 pounds.
Us between the time of the shooting and the beginning of this trial the trial been going a few weeks and I don't know you could make the argument that he may have added a few more the food must we go into the courthouse at any rate he's he's more than 300 pounds and he's in worse shape than they were talking about.
But let's have a vote came on Friday which who has he was in good enough slash bent of shape to shoot -- Maarten in the chest.
With a bullet that went from the front of the -- us in the back it was just that pierced his heart.
And so in other than medical examiner got in there that there was a degree of pain and suffering he could have lived from one to ten minutes.
Doesn't mean that much in this case and a personal injury in the civil case means.
The difference between being -- -- of 500000 all the five million dollars.
Based on a seven year old gasping for red knowing they're gonna die in the pain and suffering and distress -- -- medical examiner cannot mean to end.
You can't minimize.
The sympathy factor.
When those six women jurors have -- on mom's not trailer Martin's mom and dad sit right there you know.
It's going to be really hard for them to come in and say not guilty not guilty not guilty and know that -- and -- and I'm not saying they won't do it but boy I'm glad I'm on the Nigerian.
-- -- we've gone through all this because the government's theory of the case.
Is that George Zimmerman engaged in sort of acrobatics and the manner in which he goes -- being on there always get away correct in that manner again commander -- the -- which he subdued trade by Maarten so.
He doesn't want to put his own client on the stand.
So -- brings in that personal trainer who trained this guy to say when he came to me he was a zero point five -- a scale of one to -- the lowest of the low.
Only left me a year later he was a one point zero very close to the lowest of low the guy still was not very physically -- -- that's why.
This person was on the stand and that's why this is an issue in the case.
The the trainer pretty much stuck to his guns prosecutors showed the -- to be a little bit of an annoying wise guy but he didn't shake him from the his version of events.
That George Zimmerman probably could not have done.
The acrobatics that the government says he did.
If you -- engaged in physical confrontation with someone.
And do you believe that's the standard in Florida if you believe you are about to die -- lets you take extraordinary measures.
I'm about to die in the middle of this conflict unless guy fill in the blank.
In this case fill in the blank is take a gun off my side and shoot the person who's trying to kill.
That's the standard.
That's his -- and that's why that tape shepherd means so much because that's not a guy going hey get off -- -- they get ultimately I mean.
It's it's like some of screaming it agonizing pain -- an -- and and fear.
That's why that tape means so much that's why they're all of these witnesses -- -- six witnesses are between both sides on.
What that may be more than six with a -- who avoids a who's screaming pleasing because that goes a long way what -- -- before of course along the way.
-- student only in hypotheticals and not taking sides all right.
If George Zimmerman were to have started this thing -- -- punks they always get away and then all of a sudden realized holy goodness this guy's about to kill me.
And brought out his gun and shot.
Where does that leave.
He he can still defend himself it's you -- yes if if the dynamics change if he's the aggressor but at some point during the process becomes the victim.
And believes that he's in danger of of losing his own life.
He can legally use deadly force to save himself even though he started it.
That -- say a value judgment criticism of the stand your ground law in Florida but it nevertheless it is the law.
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