I believe what Senoir Dog is accurately saying is the jury in effect has accepted that Mr. Z WAS being assaulted (aggravated) and therefore had a right to defend himself. It's clear to me there was (that the jury accepted) but one crime. Aggravated assault resulting in fear for life. In effect TM is the guilty party and unfortunately paid the ultimate price. Had he survived he could well have been charged with AA. Correct counselors?