A Florida prosecutor in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case must expect to win a new "Stand Your Ground" trial since she'll try it herself, a lawyer said.
Angela Corey, the state attorney who charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder in Martin's shooting death but then assigned others to lead the prosecution, may be seeking to rehabilitate her image after the Zimmerman acquittal because she believes this time the prosecution will win, Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer Janet Johnson, a legal commentator during the Zimmerman trial, told the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville.
"The prosecution has a very strong case," Johnson said. "It's a good move for Corey to get the conviction herself and get the credit for it."
But if Corey loses, or if a mistrial is declared or the case is overturned on appeal, her "reputation will be damaged," Florida Coastal School of Law professor Rod Sullivan told the newspaper.
The case, whose jury selection was to start Monday, involves Michael Dunn, 47 and white, charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 23, 2012, shooting death of Jordan Davis, who was 17 and black, after an argument over his loud "thug music."