Skip to comments.George Zimmerman prosecutors file list of witnesses, evidence in Trayvon Martin shooting
Posted on 05/14/2012 2:50:12 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
SANFORD As the world eagerly awaits the release of never-before-seen evidence in the case against George Zimmerman, employees for Special Prosecutor Angela Corey late this afternoon provided a preview in the form of an eight-page document.
The paperwork, filed with the Seminole County clerk as closing time approached, listed several witnesses the state plans to call and identified several pieces of the evidence prosecutors expect to use in their scond-degree murder case against Zimmerman.
Most names were redacted from the document, but six civilian witnesses were listed: Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin parents of the alleged victim, Trayvon Martin as well as Trayvon's brother, Jahvarius Fulton; Zimmerman's neighbor, Frank Taaffe; his friend, Joe Oliver; and his father, Robert Zimmerman.
The document listed 18 Sanford police officers as primary witnesses, including lead Investigator Chris Serino. Corey's office also turned over five reports prepared by him, as well as written reports prepared by four other Sanford officers.
According to the documents, prosecutors also have new video evidence from the night of the shooting both from the 7-Eleven store where Trayvon purchased Skittles and Arizona iced tea, and from the clubhouse of Retreat at Twin Lakes, the apartment complex where the teen was killed.
Other video evidence, which shows Zimmerman being taken into Sanford Police Department headquarters after the shooting, has already been made public. Crime scene photos of both Zimmerman and the teen are also listed in the documents filed Monday.
Also included in the evidence, according to the new filing, are phone records Zimmerman's from March 7 to March 22, Trayvon's from January 1 through March 1, and those of an unnamed witness labeled "W8" from February 26 through April 2. Zimmerman's medical records are listed, as are records of his 2005 arrest and domestic-violence injunctions.
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Tray’s phone records seem to be lacking a few days.
Seriously? The world is eagerly awaiting this?
I wonder if the “evidence” includes a few recent pictures of the punk sporting his gold grills, his football prowess taking down the opposition, his 6 foot+??? height; his booty from all his break-ins, and the reasons he was expelled/suspended from school?
Inquiring minds want to know!
(The Zim is being framed as nobody wants Sanford burned to the ground.)
Going out on a limb here: They couldn't come up with anything that would qualify as evidence in a court of law. If there were, they would have leaked it to the "narrative" media by now. (I don't call it the news media anymore.)
To avoid confusion, this will be a separate contest from the one already won by Angela Whorey for the indictment phase.
Interesting cast of characters there. I was not aware that Martin’s parents or his brother were witnesses to this event or do they possess ESP. There is this nagging thing called relevance about a witness. The scientific people, well, they have a legitimate role to play. I guess the 7/11 video is to begin a time line perhaps bolstered by the video from the club house. Still the facts remain, there are few if any eye ball witnesses and I don’t see any listed in the prosecution’s listing.
It appears that none of these “witnesses” actually witnessed the physical altercation between the two that led to the shooting. It sounds like the prosecution doesn’t have a strong case.
It was dark and raining. Nobody looked out their windows until the screaming started. So of course nobody saw the start of the altercation, only its finish.
I’m eagerly awaiting Holder letting go of his quote It’s because I’m a blackpecker, unquote and admitting to gunrunning.
I think there was one witness who was at the scene of the fight (but not at the beginning) who ran indoors to call 9-1-1.
Did any of the witness’s even witness the incident? The parents? Arrrgh.
Their case seems to boil down to:
1) trying to pick out statements here and there from Zimmerman’s discussions with the police and frame the statements as inconsistent and therefore that Zimmerman is a liar and
2) the prosecution will need the girlfriend to say she “heard” Zimmerman attack Martin and then the jury will be asked to choose between the word of the black teenage girl on the cellphone and the word of the white-hispanic lying cracker Zimmerman.
Tawana Brawley’s revenge.
Then again, it might be interesting to get them on the stand and ask them about their son's jewelry collection and the specifics of their involvement with Mr. Crump. Then there's dad's "It's not my kid's voice" pre-Crump statement .
They will be there to vouch for Trayvon's good character and the fact that "he did not deserve to die."
67 compact discs in the package, may take a while to go through it. Standard state tactic, try to bury the defense in paperwork.
I imagine so - the riots will be must-see viewing.
When it stated to 'sink in' that Zimmerman's NOT 'middle class, white, and conservative' the breathless quality of the MSM's high drama collapsed.
They know who they hate - and it's not brown democrat hispanics....
The Orlando Sentinel - which could have been at the center of this liberal high drama, is now covering a minor crime story, if that... If liberals can lynch a 'conservative white' man or prove that Zimmerman is a Republican, rather than a registered democrat, the circus - breathless and all - will resume..
I doubt the prosecution ever had a strong case.
These 3 of the 6 civilians are WITNESSES? They're Trayvon's family members for cryin out loud! There is not a witness among any of these 3. What, were they listening in on a cell phone as Trayvon (what a stupid name... kind of Jahvarius) was bashing Zimmerman's head into the concrete sidewalk?
SANFORD As the world eagerly awaits the release of never-before-seen evidence in the case against George Zimmerman, employees for Special Prosecutor Angela Corey late this afternoon provided a preview in the form of an eight-page document.Angela, Angela. Where did you get your Law Degree, Mombasa Univ. Correspondence School? And 'Angie' how the heck did you ever pass the FL Bar? And I don't mean the Kitty-Kat Men's Club 'bar' (okay, times were tough and you needed cash, I get it).
All of your so-called 'evidence' isn't and most of your so-called 'witnesses' aren't. So here's a clue -- get ready to be flooded with motions to SUPPRESS and EXCLUDE 98% everything you have before the trial even starts. And Angie, any judge with an IQ above yours, which isn't much sweetie, WILL GRANT those said motions because they are Irrelevant, Immaterial, and/or Hearsay. In English, that means you can't use it. You'll be left 'maybe', with the two video tapes and they don't mean much either as to the actual case (see: Irrelevant).
Additionally, any first year law school could get those so-called 'Prior Bad Acts' of Zimmermann's suppressed as 'Prejudicial'. Look that one up in a law book dearie, which is blow número uno to your 'case' as to Zimmerman's character.
ps Angie --- 'The Dog Didn't Bark'. Deal with it.
(look that one up too)
Sounds like Zimmerman learned his “democratic” school lessons better than most. What a tragedy to face a jury in America today, esp. in liberal sections of FL.
So who is the witness with phone records...Dee dee..... or is it the female media hog....I’d like to see who she talked with to help her formulate her story?
Well, the pathetic, narrow world that this so-called "journalist" inhabits anyway. That is, the universe where everything is seen through the lens of racial grievance and perpetual victimhood.
Not sure who you are talking about there ... here is a link to the redacted document:
I haven't studied it closely, but a few observations. 22 witnesses. DeeDee is "W8." Quite a time span between 26 Feb and some witness statements, we can probably figure out which witness is Cutcher, for example.
Remarks at Orlando Sentinel are remarkable. The readers aren't falling for Corey's fiction.
Ok, first a correct. I said 22 witnesses, but those are the unnamed civilian witnesses. Frank Taffe is a named civilian witness (intimidation factor, by Corey, at work there, you can bet on it).
The custodian of phone records is the phone company. I see the state grabbed ALL of Zimmerman's communications from 7 March to 22 March, texts, videos, notes and photos. Might have taken these off his phone, but the dates don't really line up.
The state did not file the reports with the court. Anything on the list with an asterisk is between Corey and O'Mara; and is by law a public document. According to predictions int he news, O'Mara is going to file the Motion for Protective Order.
On Monday, Corey's office filed a motion under seal, asking that certain information in the case be protected from public disclosure. It's not clear whether she wants more than witness names kept secret. O'Mara said he was not sure whether he would file a similar motion.List of state's witnesses, evidence filed in George Zimmerman case - Orlando sentinel - May 15, 2012
67 cds? few cases get this much attention.
Also scans are not originals.
this data dump is about prejudicing the jury pool and pandering to the democrats.
From the looks of things, at trial she will throw all the mud evidence and the mud witnesses she can muster to the jury panel in the hopes at least some of the slime will stick.
She is wily. She knows how to play the game....which in this case is that it's NOT THE FACTS in her prosecution at trial which count, but it's just GOOD INTENTIONS AND THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE CHARGES which should be considered for a "guilty" verdict.
(....which is standard liberal reasoning).
“That is, the universe where everything is seen through the lens of racial grievance and perpetual victimhood.”
I think we should stop using such words that perhaps gives them credibility and instead call it what it is: “That is, the universe where everything is seen through the lens of GREED.
Yup. It's like the elitist who is said to have complained after Nixon's landslide win in 1972: "How could Nixon have won? Nobody I know voted for him!" They're truly in a different world.
I don't think this 'case' will even see the Trial phase let alone a jury pool being seated. She is a certified idiot going ahead with what she has. Which is zero.
Methinks waiving the speedy trial was a mistake. The case was clear, and more time allows obfuscation and misdirection.
I wonder what the clubhouse video shows? Could be Trayvon walking. Could be Trayvon walking right past GZ’s truck when GZ was on the phone. Could be audio of the shot fired to establish a timeline. Could be almost anything.
I don’t think most CC video has audio.
And I believe (could be wrong) that they have the shot on one or more of the 911 calls from witnesses.
Ah. I didn’t catch that it was CC. I just assumed (I know ...) that it was footage from a security camera like mine at home, which records audio.
No, I’m sure you’re correct about the 911 audio.
Well, I’m assuming it’s CC. So who knows?
I kind of doubt at this point that Z is still a democrat.
All that I get on this crime at whOrlando Sentinel is Crickets!
There’s an old ploy that involves trying to bury the opposition in paper, that’s appears to be what’s going on here. Sort of low class, but not surprising.
As to scans, you’re right. The original documents must be produced at trial.
Speaking of American cities being burnt to the ground, this whole Trayvon debacle has got me thinking back to the Los Angeles riots. There was a black mayor at the time and a white police chief. There seems to have been bad blood between them. As I recall there was a period of hours when there was no police presence at the scene of the rioting. Does anyone know what happened in that period of hours? Has anyone ever heard of what went on behind the scenes?
“Narative media”, that’s great. :^D
Who took the video from the clubhouse? Was Trayvon taking pictures of the clubhouse.