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From the jury instructions in the George Zimmerman case, via Legal Insurrection:
If in your consideration of the issue of self-defense you have a reasonable doubt on the question of whether George Zimmerman was justified in the use of deadly force, you should find George Zimmerman not guilty.
However, if from the evidence you are convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that George Zimmerman was not justified in the use of deadly force, you should find him guilty if all the elements of the charge have been proved.
If the jury follows Mark O’Mara’s advice–and they should, for not only does it accurately reflect the law, it is the most correct and direct route to a verdict–these two paragraphs will be, by far, the most meaningful and important in the jury instructions. And in this case, a verdict could come at any time. I seldom make predictions about how soon…
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