If you were George Zimmerman would you rather have taken a plea deal (2 yr jail, misdemeanor, no publicity at all) or gone to trial with not guilty verdict and all the current media attention. (sorry if you're sick of Zimmerman polls!)
If there was a way to skip the media attention that would be better, but the media attention started before the case was presented to the grand jury.
I originally wondered if plea would have been worth it but agree with rest that the media attention is still better than jail. If it were 2 yrs house arrest and nothing on permanent record, I would have been more likely to take plea.
Hmm would I rather be an innocent man or go to jail for two years. That's tough.