Who Really Killed Trayvon Martin? (Norman Costa)
This is a perplexing case.
I learned a great deal about the justice system by attending a Moot Court. I put my second wife through law school, and I read some of her assigned material, and even attended some classes.
I read the case book for the Moot Court trial. It was a rape case. The case book had lots of evidence for the guilt of the accused. The case book had lots of evidence for exoneration. Defense and prosecution worked from the same information. The role of opposing attorneys was to get as much of the evidence for their side into the trial, and keep as much of the opposing evidence out.
This is not just an academic exercise. It is what many prosecutors are confronted with. They may feel that there is sufficient evidence to go to trial, though they understand that the defense will use evidence that could get the accused an acquittal. It is not necessarily true that they are absolutely sure "he done it." But they feel they have to go to trial and let the jury decide guilt or innocence.