All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. And the wages of sin is death. But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. So yeah, Zimmerman presumptively is a jerk - like all of us.Martin chose to turn back after having got away, had he not turned back he would have lived. Zimmerman would have walked around for a while to no avail. We would have never heard of either guy.
It was Martins choice to turn back and attack Zimmerman that actually led to his death.
Turns out Martin was a jerk too, one who thought his being offended or creeped out justified violence.
The very existence of the so-called "911 tape proves that Zimmerman wasnt looking to take the law into his own hands. Who calls the police so they will arrive when they might catch you in the act of murder???
But even that is immaterial in the sense that somebody cried out for help for quite a while - and two witnesses testified that it wasnt Martin. One credibly testified that he recognized Zimmermans voice, and the other testified that he saw Martin physically dominating Zimmerman, and that Zimmerman asked the witness to help him immediately instead of just calling the police. That witness then testified that before he could call the police from inside his apartment, he heard the fatal shot. And the coroner testified that, apart from grass stains on his knees and superficial damage to his knuckles, the only mark on Martins body was the single fatal shot. Zimmermans head, OTOH, was bloodied from the beating which the eye witness testified that he saw Martin administering to Zimmerman.
Zimmerman had no duty to retreat because he manifestly had no ability to retreat. Stand your ground had nothing to do with the case.
As I said in that other post, corrected version (prone is face down): call it laying supine on your ground instead.