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Running head: RESPONSE PAPER
Regarding the case under evaluation, it is imperative to denote that George Zimmerman
who was accused of murdering Trayvon Martin is the defendant in the case under evaluation.
One of the facts regarding the case under evaluation is that George Zimmerman who is a 28year-old Afro American individual shot Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old individual. The defendant
in the case worked as a watch coordinator in one of the Florida communities whereby Trayvon
Martin went to visit his relatives when the shooting took place (Powell, 2012). Trayvon Martin is
an African American individual.
From the given information, Trayvon Martin was not armed. The two were involved in a
physical altercation, and the defendant postulated that he shot Trayvon Martin for the purpose of
defending himself. According to the postulations of George Zimmerman he had never
encountered Martin in the neighborhood and therefore it was the first time for the encounter a
fact that made the defendant feels suspicious. George Zimmerman further argued that during the
time of the encount...