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Lawyer for George Zimmerman 'frustrated' at prosecutors' withholding of graphic photo
Fox News ^ | December 4, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte

Posted on 12/04/2012 2:32:53 PM PST by Uncle Chip

The attorney for George Zimmerman said he is "frustrated" that prosecutors withheld a color photo of the Florida gunman that could bolster his case that Zimmerman was being beaten when he shot Trayvon Martin.

The graphic photo of Zimmerman, taken the night of his fateful confrontation with Florida teen Trayvon Martin, shows the accused murderer with a bloody face. Zimmerman’s legal team released the photo, which was taken by police, after prosecutors substituted it in for a black and white photocopy that had been submitted earlier.

"I get frustrated when certain evidence gets out and other evidence is withheld," said Mark O'Mara, attorney for Zimmerman, 29, who faces murder charges in the Feb. 26 death of Martin, 17. "The photo is not a game-changer, but it is significant.

"If I had had that picture in my hand on April 11 ...," he said, referring to the date when Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder.

Florida rules governing discovery require that original photos be submitted, but O'Mara says that the discovery phase has been rife with issues.

"It just seems like it's been pulling teeth for discovery in this case," he said. "This case is the opposite of any I've normally taken. Usually,discovery is dumped on your desk, because it's normally good for [the prosecution]. They usually try to shove it down your throat."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin; zimmerman
Listen to the interview as the clueless blond attorney spins for the prosecutor's office, and gets nailed on it.
1 posted on 12/04/2012 2:33:03 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Angela Corey should be dis-barred Now!


2 posted on 12/04/2012 2:34:51 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Uncle Chip
Marcia Clark said that as long as she didn't give it to the Defense when the trial started then they are ok. I guess the Prosecutor can take as long as they want to release this type of evidence. She said there is plenty of time before the trial and this should not be an issue. I guess that is why the Defense is only “frustrated” since he can't do much more than be pissed.
3 posted on 12/04/2012 2:43:53 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Uncle Chip

Disclosure of Brandy material is a fundamental right of criminal defendants. If these prosecutors keep screwing around they will blow their case. Not that that would be so bad . . . .


4 posted on 12/04/2012 2:48:41 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Uncle Chip
(In reference to picture)

If Obama had a son, he could have done that!

5 posted on 12/04/2012 2:51:04 PM PST by whodathunkit
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To: tennmountainman

Zimmerman is a victim of a Government frame up.

Done because that State was frightened by black mobs and race baiters.

In effect they only put off the riots, as when Zimmerman is found not guilty they will still have to face the black mobs.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 2:52:21 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Uncle Chip
Nothing like political, selective prosecution.

The gov't has deep pockets. Check with the dude that made the near parody of the Life of Mo-Ham-Mad.

7 posted on 12/04/2012 2:55:31 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Uncle Chip
Does anyone remember how long they were engaged in the struggle before the shot, because it looks like it was pretty intense for the man claiming to have been attacked.

When I look at these pictures, my first impression is that he was lucky that he made it to his gun, before it was too late.

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8 posted on 12/04/2012 2:56:29 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: Uncle Chip
"It just seems like it's been pulling teeth for discovery in this case," he said.

Sort of like the Benghazi case, isn't it?

9 posted on 12/04/2012 2:59:53 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Uncle Chip

It’s beginning to look a lot like Nifong.

Duke LaCrosse Redux.

Somebody needs to be disbarred.


10 posted on 12/04/2012 3:00:53 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Uncle Chip


12 posted on 12/04/2012 3:07:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Uncle Chip

Where are the sanctions for prosecutorial misconduct? Is the judge in the tank too?


13 posted on 12/04/2012 3:07:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: tennmountainman

Fired, dis-barred and imprisoned... Prosecutors, judges, police, attorneys, media, politicians, race baiters of every stripe, and anyone else who was involved in this attempt to frame what is clearly an innocent man. It’s been an abortion of American justice — that is, Justice with a capital ‘J’ — and anyone who is guilty of it is as good as a traitor, a hater of America and its people, and should be in jail the rest of his miserable life.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 3:11:50 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

You get a make over and a show on HLN.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 3:16:22 PM PST by Domangart
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To: napscoordinator

“Marcia Clark said that as long as she didn’t give it to the Defense when the trial started then they are ok.”

Marsha Clark is lying. Disclosure is mandatory, and a case will surely be made that the Persecutors(not a typo) in this case deliberately perpetrated a fraud on the Court.

This case was a race based lynching of Zimmerman, conducted with the connivance of the State of FloriDUH State Attorney’s Office and the Scheme Team representing the Martins. Bet on the Obama Justice department being involved as well.

However, only of documents are leaked will the dirty deeds be outed and justice be meted out to the cast of miscreants.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 3:19:02 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Uncle Chip

The prosecution is attempting to lynch George Zimmerman, the white hispanic.


17 posted on 12/04/2012 3:25:30 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: Don Corleone

reminds me of the Duke Lacrosse case only worse, the DA hasn’t admitted failure yet.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 3:28:31 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: izzatzo

The media too. They describe Zimmerman as a “gunman”. Usually a gunman is someone who shoots people while committing a crime.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 3:39:10 PM PST by webheart (King of the Passive Voice)
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To: TigersEye

<>Is the judge in the tank too?<>

We’ll find out at the hearing next Tuesday when she rules on these motions that document the prosecution’s stonewalling of Brady material.

At the first hearing she was deliberately obtuse regarding the tape of Crump’s March 19th interview claiming that he will bring the recording device to his deposition — yeh, right!!!!


20 posted on 12/04/2012 3:45:57 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: webheart

The HIDE THE DECLINE PARTY is BUSTED once again. We should never let these SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC FRAUDS control the narrative and SPIN THEIR RACIST HATRED of this country.


21 posted on 12/04/2012 3:53:14 PM PST by spawn44 (moo)
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To: ansel12

The Police Dept should have released these photos the day after the incident. We could have avoided all this, possibly.


22 posted on 12/04/2012 4:01:02 PM PST by agincourt1415 (Tired of the current State, and Federal Tax System go here: APTTAX.com)
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To: webheart
The media too.

It gets worse:

The Orlando Sentinel titles its article today:

"New Zimmerman evidence details his interest in police, alleged racism in Sanford"

The Global Grind posts the same Orlando Sentinel article but retitles it to this:

"Newly Released Evidence Paints Zimmerman As A Racist (DETAILS)"

and then links back to the OS article. I wonder how the Orlando Sentinel likes that!!!

23 posted on 12/04/2012 4:11:08 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: napscoordinator
Disclosure is mandatory. Period.

I guess....Marcia forms your opinions, eh?

24 posted on 12/04/2012 4:20:33 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Dang. That doesn’t even resemble journalism.


25 posted on 12/04/2012 4:29:58 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Osage Orange
Disclosure is mandatory. Period.

I guess we both agree. The Prosecutor did that. All is good tonight.

26 posted on 12/04/2012 6:25:22 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator

Well, how about this for a scenario: if that photo had been presented, would there have been likelihood that the charges might have been thrown out, and Zimmerman saved all the hassle and cost of going to trial, and also stayed out of jail, and not had to go into debt for the purpose of posting bond? And might he still have a job?

This whole case has never been about Zimmerman and Martin. It’s been about creating enough public outcry to get Florida’s stand-your-ground law overturned.


27 posted on 12/04/2012 8:08:24 PM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: Uncle Chip

Anyone on the prosecution team PLUS the judge should go to jail for obstruction of justice.


28 posted on 12/05/2012 5:16:57 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: TigersEye
In my opinion, yes.

Zimmerman will be going before a kangeroo court with a bought jury.

The members of the lynch Zimmerman posse on this forum have been uncharistically quiet from some reason.

29 posted on 12/05/2012 5:29:39 AM PST by sport
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To: ansel12

“When I look at these pictures, my first impression is that he was lucky that he made it to his gun, before it was too late.”

Many CCW holders are beaten before they pull their guns and shoot. It is a pattern more common than you think.

In George’s case there is no question that he was in danger of losing his life. No doubt whatsoever, which is why the local police refused several times to file charges against George Zimmerman. They made a good call.


30 posted on 12/05/2012 6:35:27 AM PST by buffaloguy
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