Ready to hear a familiar story?
Matthew Apperson, the man on trial for shooting at George Zimmerman (the man who got acquitted for shooting Trayvon Martin), will argue he acted in self-defense by standing his ground against George Zimmerman (the man who argued he acted in self-defense, essentially by standing his ground against Trayvon Martin.)
Such a defense would entitle Matthew Apperson to a hearing, ahead of his trial, during which a judge would decide if he deserves immunity from prosecution because he feared imminent death or bodily injury. Apperson was charged earlier this month with aggravated assault and battery for firing a gun into Zimmerman’s car during a traffic run-in. Zimmerman had minor injuries.
Zimmerman wasn’t hit by Apperson’s bullet, but did get cut by glass from the pickup truck’s shattered window. Still, he’s also dealing with must be a deeply painful agony: waking up every morning and still being George Zimmerman.