Can Zimmerman get a fair trial?on April 11th, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Guilty or innocent, do you think George Zimmerman can get a fair trial?
It was announced today that Zimmerman was arrested on second degree murder charges for the death if Trayvon Martin.
As a forensic scientist, I wouldn’t expect there to be much evidence to analyze, simply because the accused has admitted to shooting the victim. The question put before the jury will be whether or not he was acting in self defense. Blood spatter analysis may be the only physical evidence that could be used to help recreate the circumstances and support or refute this claim.
My question, however, is will it matter? The media and the public seems to have made up their minds on this already. It will be interesting to see how this case unfolds and if the defendant will choose to accept a plea rather than attempt to find an impartial jury.
What do you think? Could you be on that jury?