NPR gets slimier by the day, but this piece may be their most disgusting yet.
The verdict will hinge less on any lofty sense of justice than it might on what instructions the judge gives to the jury. The jury may convict Zimmerman of second-degree murder outright. They might decide that Zimmerman probably intended to shoot Martin, but that the prosecution still didn’t clear the bar for conviction, and acquit him. They may decide that the prosecution didn’t prove that Zimmerman was guilty of homicide and still convict him of a lesser charge like manslaughter.
They forgot to mention the most likely case – the jury follows the law and rules that Zimmerman acted in self-defense.