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Stand Your Ground laws explained

Published On: Jul 19 2013 01:22:23 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 19 2013 01:41:42 PM CDT

The Zimmerman trial has brought to light Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law. Take a look at which other states have similar laws and how the laws actually work.

George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin
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Though former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman's defense never cited Stand Your Ground laws in its case, the jury was instructed to consider them during deliberations. The jury acquitted Zimmerman of all charges in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

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