Skip to comments.Defense Receives Trayvon Martin Evidence Against George Zimmerman
Posted on 05/14/2012 7:46:20 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
SANFORD, Fla. - The attorney for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, announced on Monday he has received the evidence against his client and a "credible threat."
Attorney Mark O'Mara posted on his defense website, GZLegalCase.com, that he received the discovery for the Zimmerman case just after 5 p.m. on Monday. According to the website, the discovery package included, "67 compact discs and numerous hardcopy documents, including the States Discovery Exhibit and Demand for Reciprocal Discovery. The discovery also includes witness statements, 911 calls, non-emergency calls, photos, video, medical records, and more."
"All the evidence has to be looked at in conjunction," O'Mara told Local 6.
O'Mara also told Local 6 that as he received the discovery, two police officers were at his law firm in response to a credible threat against him. The threat was checked out and police have since left O'Mara's office. No other details on the threat have been released.
OMara and staff said they will "now begin the process of examining the information that has been provided."
Earlier Monday, the special prosecutor in the Martin case released a preview of the evidence built against Zimmerman.
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Does he mean it came from the FBI?
The feds have basically stated they are going to get Zimmerman no matter what.
No. Not the FBI. He said the Orlando police have requested that he turn in any threats to them.
That is insane.
There is nothing federal about this case. Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer, not a law enforcement officer. You need “state action” for the basis of federal civil rights violations, and Zimmerman was not an employee of the state or a municipality. Doesn’t seem to qualify as a federal hate crime, and no instrumentality of interstate communication was used to commit or plan the shooting. Interstate transportation doesn’t seem to be part of these facts either, and the shooter, the victim and the shooting site were all located within the same state.
About the only thing the FBI could be looking at would be the actions of the local police in investigating the shooting.
Sorry, should have added the sarcasm tag.
But, I fully expect to see the feds pull something before this finishes playing out. Especially if he is acquitted.
I wonder if Zimmerman’s lawyers have stopped laughing yet?
That is insane.
I look forward to the details involved in this leftist witch hunt asap. :)
I'm curious about the video surveilance - probably shows a few cells of Trayvon smiling when he buys the Skittles, which will absolutely "prove he was no threat to that vicious killer and racist hater who shot him down like a dog"...
That's where you are wrong. Skittles and all Mars/Wrigley products are manufactured in Gainesville, Georgia; Yorkville, Illinois; or Chatanooga, Tennessee. Trayvon Martin was engaged in interstate commerce when George Zimmerman profiled him as a Skittles and Ice Tea kid and gunned him down. The feds have jurisdiction based on the Commerce Clause - the same clause that gives them authority over everything else they have decided to meddle with. As a special bonus, thanks to the thoroughly bizarre Wickard v. Filburn case, shopping for snacks for his little brother would count as interstate commerce even if Trayvon Martin had purchased Florida orange juice.
The Feds already have: FBI Seeks To Charge George Zimmerman With Hate Crime...