So the Chief of Police down in Sanford, Florida, has "temporarily" stepped down, seeking to defuse the heat blasting his department over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. What you see above is what you get when you look for images of the admitted-shooter, and it's a booking photo from Orange Country, FL, taken in connection with his arrest in 2005 for battery on a police officer. That charge went away, pled down, then dropped, so we don't know the story there.
Here's the big problem in this kind of situation: There were only two witnesses to the actual event, and one of them is dead. What you can prove, as a DA, is going to have to be based on circumstantial evidence. The shooter says it is self-defense, and there's nobody to say different. Did he roust the kid and then kill him? Or was he heading back to his truck when the kid attacked him?
Only one story is being offered by somebody who was there. Does he have reason to lie? Sure. Is he lying?
Doesn't matter what we think. It's what the DA can prove.
Good luck, but that's the deal–the DA has to do that beyond reasonable doubt to convict the guy.
OJ got off with more evidence against him. As long as this guy sticks to his story?