DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Emotions are running high following the weekend verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman has not been seen since he left the courthouse after being found not guilty Saturday night in the death of Trayvon Martin.
On Monday, the Department of Justice is looking into the possible next step.
A case very similar to George Zimmerman's is getting closer to trial here in Dayton.
But legal experts I talked to warn that his verdict does not necessarily mean there will be a similar trend across the country.
In March of last year, two security guards shot and killed 25-year-old Dante Price at the Summit Square Apartments.
Justin Wissinger and Christopher Tarbert claim price was attempting to run them over when they fired 17 shots, hitting him three times.
Local civil rights leaders claim it was a hate crime because price was black.
We reached out to Tarbert's attorney Mark Deters to comment on what the Zimmerman case means for his upcoming trial.
He declined because he's expected to go to court in the fall.
But local attorney Charles Rittgers said while the Zimmerman verdict may not impact case law too much, it could shed some light on the "stand your ground law defense."
"Our legislature for example, in Ohio, could add it as a defense. In other states if they have a similar statute and they don't like the outcome that was arrived at for Zimmerman than it could change the statutes so that defense is taken away," said Rittgers.
The defense means a person can use deadly force against someone if they believe they're in danger.
Ohio doesn't have such a defense, and University of Dayton Professor of Law, Tom Hagel said it would not be easy adopt
"We don't like people to take law into their own hands especially when you are talking about causing death or serious bodily harm," said Hagel.
Christopher Tarbert's trial is set to start on September 16.
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