Originally Posted by Tom Servo
Zimmerman's not innocent, per se. He's admitted to shooting Martin. What he's maintaining is immunity from prosecution.
No, he's not claiming immunity from prosecution. To do that he would have had to invoke Florida's "stand your ground" law, which he declined to do.
He is charged with murder. He admits that he shot Martin, but he does not admit that it was "murder." His plea was that he is innocent
of murder because he shot in self defense.
There's a difference between homicide (the taking of a human life) and murder. Zimmerman has admitted to homicide, but not to criminal homicide.