Warning: This is not a satirical or rhetorical post. I am genuinely curious, and I don't mean to pose a 'loaded' hypothetical.
Given the facts of the case that we've been exposed to from the media, was Zimmerman guilty of any crime that a prosecutor could have hypothetically levied against him? I understand, for example, that 'assault' is off the table given the available evidence because, although it's likely that Mr. Zimmerman drew his weapon prior to a physical altercation, there is no evidence one way or the other regarding this; I want to know about hypothetical cases given the undisputed facts of this case. I only ask this question simply because, from the perspective of a commoner, it seems as though Mr. Zimmerman's decision-making and behavior lead to a situation in which he was forced to end another's life in an act of self defense. Is that, in itself, criminal negligence or something along those lines? Or is Mr. Zimmerman simply a reckless individual who should be shunned but not, legally speaking, branded a criminal? Sorry if that is confusing. Thanks!