Officer goes on trial for murder. Why does this remind me of another trial?


A Dallas police officer has been charged with the murder of her neighbor after she THOUGHT she had entered her own apartment. Now lets prepare ourselves for what's about to happen. She will not be found guilty of murder because they will have to prove she entered with the intention of killing him. The prosecution knows this. I'm not sure if the jury will be able to find her guilty of a lesser charge but if they (the jury) aren't allowed to consider a lesser charge....she could walk. Free. This kind of "overcharge" happened in the Trayvon Martin trial. The state overcharged George Zimmerman, some say intentionally, with second degree murder. People celebrated the charge as a victory not understanding that the prosecution would have to prove the Zimmerman got out of his vehicle with the intention of killing Trayvon BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK. No one believed that George got out to kill Trayvon because he was black. He got out to harass Trayvon because he was black and got his ass whooped after chasing Trayvon who was visiting his father who lived in the neighborhood. Then in self defense (Not being able to take a well deserved ass whooping) he pulled out his gun and killed Trayvon. Now I'll admit I'm not as up on this case as I was that one but as I'm doing my research I'm starting to get that "been here before" feeling. Hmmmmmm.....