Skip to comments.Prosecutor's statement and charge statement
Posted on 04/11/2012 7:07:12 PM PDT by NelsTandberg
The Florida State Attorney's Office has PDF files available with Angela Corey's prepared statement and the Issue Capias charging Zimmerman with one count of second degree murder.
"COUNT I: IN THE COUNTY OF SEMINOLE, STATE OF FLORIDA, on February 26, 2012, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN, did unlawfully and by an act imminently dangerous to another, and evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual, kill TRA YVON MARTIN, a human being under the age of eighteen, by shooting the said victim, and during the commission of the aforementioned Second Degree Murder, the said GEORGE ZIMMERMAN did carry, display, use, threaten to use or attempt to use a firearm and did actually possess and discharge a firearm and as a result of the discharge, death or great bodily harm was inflicted upon any person, contrary to the provisions of Sections 782.04(2), 775.087(1) and 775.087(2), Florida Statutes."
(Excerpt) Read more at sao4th.com ...
Anybody know if they ever reported autopsy results? Looking for GSR and tox.
they are saying george had a depraved mind to issue 2nd degree.
On Martin or on Breitbart?
Corey the coward kicks the can down the road..
Anybody got to relevant texts?
However, Florida's version of SYG has an interesting twist: It grants Zimmerman a try at getting the whole thing thrown out before it can get started. Blogs law professor Adam Winkler:
Traditionally, one claiming self-defense would have the opportunity to raise that defense at trial before a jury. In Florida, however, the Stand Your Ground law gives defendants like Zimmerman the right to a pre-trial hearing to challenge his indictment. At this special pre-trial hearing, which will occur long before any jury trial, Zimmerman will have the opportunity to present evidence to a judge showing he acted in self-defense. If he can show that he was acting in self-defense by a "preponderance of the evidence" -- legalese for "it's more likely than not" -- then the charges against him will be dropped and he'll never face a jury. That burden of proof is not very demanding and requires a showing far less demanding than the "beyond a reasonable doubt" test used in criminal trials ordinarily.
Let's hope he has a fair judge, who doesn't give a damn what the American sheeple think!
The woman I saw on TV looked like a female Nifong.
She needs for someone to kick her hard in the ass and keep kicking.
Cory is the one who is depraved, in the 1st degree.
“depraved mind” needed...
Been thinking about this. Corey had no other way to get evidence, witness statement and forensic in front of the public except to charge him. Overcharged? IMO, yes.
A lawyer after the C Anthony case explained that the prosecutor lost that case not because of anything in the trial, but in the charge. Jury could not down grade to a lessor. How does the Fl legal process work? Is it too set up for Zimmerman to win?
My guess is that she's going to say he was obsessed with intruders, as evidenced by all of his calls, and his statement about how all of these guys 'get away,' when Martin was running away. She'll try to play that into Zimmerman being indifferent to Martin's safety because he was so obsessed - and that he somehow wasn't justified taking a gun with him simply because a lot of property crimes had occurred.
just my guess as to where she's going.
Check out cynwoody’s post. May not even go to trial.
“obsessed by intruders”? that was his volunteer job, to be watchful for the neighborhood.
I would love to see my Junior High School grammar teacher "diagram" this sentence. Apparently there is some rule that they can't utilize separate sentences. The charge must be constructed as one long ass sentence. LOL.
I don’t understand how Corey can overcome her burden if Zimmerman lost Martin, and then Martin initiated the confrontation as the evidence seems to indicate.
I sincerely hope Corey has some gamechanging evidence not yet seen publicly and did not charge based on public pressure.
Again, you are wrong per Casey Anthony. There were lesser charges added including 2nd degree murder, aggravated manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse.
Naw Z is crewed. The prosecutor met with the kid’s parents and prayed with him, this case has gone political to the point Z will not get a fair trial.