The other side, the prosecution's story was that an over aggressive community watch guy followed Trayvon. Zimmerman came across the youth and accosted him. The youth defended himself. He was bigger and stronger than Zimmerman. Zimmerman used excessive force to stop Trayvon.
The truth is probably in between, the third side. It seems that Zimmerman did follow Trayvon. Probably less than logical, but probably legally. Trayvon probably turned around and confronted Zimmerman.
We do know Trayvon's death could have been avoided if Zimmerman totally ignored him. Trayvon's death could have been avoided if Zimmerman stayed in his car. Trayvon's death probably could have been avoided if Zimmerman listened to the dispatcher. Trayvon's death could have been avoided if Trayvon didn't punch Zimmerman. The reason for the first punch is unknown. Who threw the first punch? Was it Trayvon? Did Zimmerman grab Trayvon?
What will we find out in the civil trial? What if Zimmerman is tried in Federal Court? What will come out when Zimmerman speaks under oath in a civil proceeding? We might get a better understanding. We might get a better answer. It is a shame that all these talking heads on TV are inciting the masses. They are acting as if they know the facts. Only 2 people know what happened. One was killed. The other is not talking, yet. I hope there is calm until we hear from Zimmerman, under oath.This way we can find out the truth, the whole truth.