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Prosecutor's statement and charge statement
Office of the State Attorney ^ | 11 April, 2012 | State Attorney's Office,4th Jud. Circuit

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."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; standyourground; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermancharged
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To: Terry Mross

Florida once had a governor who would have stood up to the race baiters. In fact he did stand up to them. He got on stage at FSU and literally took the microphone out of the hand of Stokely Carmicael and gave his opinion. Stokely looked shocked.

He was Claude Kirk. He also drove through an area of Tampa where Blacks were rioting, manning a .50 caliber machine gun.

We could sure use a man like that today.

41 posted on 04/11/2012 8:19:37 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: NelsTandberg
Depending on the evidence, this could turn out to be the trial of the century. I know that I will certainly be paying attention!
42 posted on 04/11/2012 8:19:40 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: NelsTandberg

It will be a kangeroo court.

43 posted on 04/11/2012 8:21:36 PM PDT by sport
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To: sport

Exactly, in fact it already is a Kangaroo Court. He never should have been charged. Everyone is so afraid of the race baiters that justice has no seat at the table.

44 posted on 04/11/2012 8:23:48 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

We’re talking Florida, where the state condoned the slow murder of Terri Schiavo. Don’t expect a fair trial in that state. The Obama administration wants blood in the water so their racist sharks can feed in a freenzy. The only thing I am hoping comes from Floriduh killing George Zimmerman’s freedom is the Hispanic vote goes 100% against the racist little bastard barry and his racist DoJ vermin.

45 posted on 04/11/2012 8:25:05 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: caww
Stand Your Ground means you don't have a duty to retreat before using deadly force. However, if Zimmerman's version of events is true, he wasn't in a position to retreat, anyway.

The point Professor Winkler makes, however, is that Florida law also allows for a pretrial hearing before a judge to quash the case based on a preponderance of evidence showing that the killing was justified.

Here's another link, which attributes the right to a hearing to Florida Supreme Court guidance:

According to Florida Supreme Court guidance, the “Stand Your Ground” law gives defendants a substantive right to avoid being subjected to a trial. Therefore, Zimmerman would receive a special pretrial hearing to determine if “Stand Your Ground” applies to his case.

At this hearing, a judge, not a jury, would review the evidence in the case. And as long as Zimmerman proves by a preponderance of the evidence that law applies, the judge would dismiss the charges and immunize him from prosecution. This makes a conviction of Zimmerman on any offense arising out of the Martin incident even more unlikely.

46 posted on 04/11/2012 8:26:50 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: snarkytart

Again, you are wrong per Casey Anthony. There were lesser charges added including 2nd degree murder, aggravated manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse.<<

They were added, but the prosecution chose a gamble by presenting no evidence on the lesser charges, that way the jury would have to convict on the highest charge. It was a bad gamble, they lost.

The prosecution had witnesses that did not agree on the cause of death of the girl. They did not choose wisely. They lost.

So far, the murder 2nd charge in FL appears to either have criminal intent, which is obviously not present, or depraved indifference to life, which is weird given the circumstance.

If life is fair, they will lose, because neither appears to have been present at the time of the incident.

What a world!

47 posted on 04/11/2012 8:28:35 PM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: caww
“If he can show that he was acting in self-defense by a “preponderance of the evidence””

Maybe the video surveillance will show it.

48 posted on 04/11/2012 8:28:55 PM PDT by Selene
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To: NelsTandberg

I feel bad for George Zimmerman. I truly this guy was truly looking out for his community as attested by his activism on behalf of the AA homeless man who was previously beaten up in the nearby area. He was not looking for trouble that night when ran he ran across this “upstanding” citizen Trayvon Martin. He probably had good suspicions about this kid. I’m afraid with good reason he will not be treated fairly in a trial.

That being said, if he should somehow manage to be exonerated, he should think long and hard at his affiliation with the Democratic Party. If anything, he should examine the treatment he has received by his so-called fellow liberals and realize he has been used as a useful idiot for the cause. Hopefully, he will truly become a liberal turned conservative who has been mugged by reality.

49 posted on 04/11/2012 8:30:36 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: tobyhill

KKK is loving this one hispanIc liberal democrat shoots black wannabes thug teen. Who cares? Happens in Chicago almost weekly. The press may call Zimmerman White but I can assure you he would never be accepted as white in many communities. Kind of sad actually Hispanics will not stand up for him and he looks too Hispanic for some whites. Only people defending him are gun owners?

50 posted on 04/11/2012 8:31:31 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: yarddog

I am so hopeful that whatever defense is used it will be orchestrated to get the charges dropped altogether!

Problem is Obama might just want to use this to create the race war he’s been bucking for....anything to distract from his miserable record and rile the base he’s been loosing.

51 posted on 04/11/2012 8:36:38 PM PDT by caww
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To: Selene

There’s much we don’t know which might prove his innocence...I certainly hope so...but it’s become such an overblown deal and being used politically at every turn.....and many are making merchandise of this from Attorneys’s to media and the whole gamet of those who’ve feed it....the whole matter is a disgusting show!

52 posted on 04/11/2012 8:39:45 PM PDT by caww
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To: cynwoody

So basically he could then have a Judge dismiss the charges....(let’s hope he’s not going to be moved by the President)...but how would that protect him from civil charges or taking it over the Judges head altogether?

53 posted on 04/11/2012 8:44:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww; cynwoody

How is the judge selected?

54 posted on 04/11/2012 8:46:08 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: yarddog
Everyone is so afraid of the race baiters that justice has no seat at the table.

This is power that should have never been given to the thugs...and the thugs knew they could pull this off and the media wanted the story to make merchandise of the public as well as all those involved....

I blame Obama 100%...he gave the green light knowing full well the thugs would run with it....everything he touches brings turmoil and unrest in this country...everything!

55 posted on 04/11/2012 8:50:41 PM PDT by caww
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To: Dark Knight

It doesn’t matter they still had the option which is my point.
MOST prosecutors present evidence for their highest charge but in closing will go over the options in for lesser verdict.
They do this as a compromise. I watched the trial the prosecutors did a good job, the jury did not.

56 posted on 04/11/2012 8:51:05 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: cynwoody

I hope post 7 above is correct that stand your ground can allow Zimmerman to get the charges dismissed on motion. If not, he better get a change of venue to the FL panhandle as most of central FL has been stirred up against him by the media and Black protesters. He should be allowed a jury pool that isn’t ready to convict regardless of evidence.

57 posted on 04/11/2012 8:53:11 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: OldGoatCPO
Kind of sad actually Hispanics will not stand up for him

Most of them are in Obamas court so they're not going to turn off the tap they eat and drink from. Zimmerman cannot offer them anything in return for their support...this whole thing now is about money and politics.

58 posted on 04/11/2012 8:53:56 PM PDT by caww
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To: Selene

Maybe the video surveillance will show it.

Did i miss something...who has video surveillance of that night?

59 posted on 04/11/2012 9:01:54 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: sargon
There appears to be far too much we don't know concerning the evidence which might be presented....from video at the store and a host of others I would suspect. Either way this goes I agree it could be "the trial of the century"....and many will be watching so those who step up to the plate to defend Zimmerman will know they're likely going to have some threats against them. Their are some real nut cases out there just looking for a reason.

Sincerely hoping Zimmerman has some of the this point the guy is worth going to bat for IMO.

60 posted on 04/11/2012 9:11:06 PM PDT by caww
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