Prosecutors portray Zimmerman as vigilante who profiled Martin before killing him
Using George Zimmerman’s own words, prosecutors on Monday opened the case against him by portraying Mr. Zimmerman as a gun-toting vigilante who “profiled” Trayvon Martin as someone who was “up to no good” and, with a gun in his waistband, set out to stop him.
In an opening statement that was heavy on emotion, Mr. Guy painted a picture of Mr. Zimmerman as a vigilante eager to play the role of police officer. Rather than stay in his car, Mr. Zimmerman, who was on the phone with a police dispatcher, chose to pursue Mr. Martin, his gun at the ready, said Mr. Guy, who spoke for a little over 30 minutes.