Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law Debated After Teen's Fatal Shooting

The law allows people to use deadly force away from their homes if they have reasonable fear an assailant could seriously harm them or someone else. A neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, has claimed self-defense in the February 26 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was killed while walking back to the house of his father's fiancee after a trip to a convenience store.
March 21, 2012
 

The law allows people to use deadly force away from their homes if they have reasonable fear an assailant could seriously harm them or someone else. A neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, has claimed self-defense in the February 26 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was killed while walking back to the house of his father's fiancee after a trip to a convenience store.

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