The Florida Criminal Code Behind the Zimmerman Trial

trial by combatActual copy of the Florida Criminal Code page that covers the charges against Zimmerman; while it is fairly well established – from the time of Otto the Great, I believe – that there must be witnesses to a Trial by Combat, the State of Florida has very progressively waived that cumbersome provision and now simply allows the winner of ‘street combat’ to vouchsafe that it was him or the deceased in order to be acquitted, if, indeed, charged at all. 

Who, really, can argue with rules as old as the Dark Ages?

 

 

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