Zimmerman deserved to die before Martin.
When Zimmerman faced off with Martin, Martin did exactly what most of us would do. He said "what's your problem". Then Zimmerman made a threatening move by immediately reaching for something in his pocket...probably his gun. Regardless if he was going for his gun, Martin should assume Zimmerman was going for a weapon and should be preempted. So tell me, who here would stand idly by and let a guy follow, approach and then reach for something in his pocket without a reaction from you? Not me. If there was ever a time to fight, it would be that instant. If there was ever a time to reach for your piece, it would be that instant, and I guarantee, if you saw his gun you could and would shoot him on the spot.
He who lives by the sword, should die by the sword. Zimmerman introduced the gun. It should have been used on him.
BTW - The jurors were originally two for murder 2 and one for manslaughter. I guess they just wanted to go home.