Florida legal experts weigh in on the state’s “stand your ground” law
The shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in the surburban neighborhood of Sanford right outside Orlando continues to receive national attention. The teen was shot and killed by a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman who says the case is a matter of self-defense. And as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck reports, the death of the Sanford teen is also focusing debate on Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
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