I agree with Carter. The prosecution was overly ambitious (as well as almost incompetent, like with their “star witness” who bolstered the defense case instead.) It doesn’t matter if you think Zimmerman is a dirt bag. Was the killing a deliberate act and not self-defense were the sole issues.
There was no evidence that showed Zimmerman guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in terms of those narrow legal issues. In a trial, it’s not what we think of the defendant, it’s what can be proven.
“I think the jury made the right decision based on the evidence presented, because the prosecution inadvertently set the standard so high that the jury had to be convinced that it was a deliberate act by Zimmerman, that he was not at all defending himself,” said Carter.