Skip to comments.Lawyer for George Zimmerman 'frustrated' at prosecutors' withholding of graphic photo
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. Zimmermans 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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Angela Corey should be dis-barred Now!
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 . . . .
If Obama had a son, he could have done that!
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.
The gov't has deep pockets. Check with the dude that made the near parody of the Life of Mo-Ham-Mad.
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.
Sort of like the Benghazi case, isn't it?
It’s beginning to look a lot like Nifong.
Duke LaCrosse Redux.
Somebody needs to be disbarred.
Where are the sanctions for prosecutorial misconduct? Is the judge in the tank too?
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.
You get a make over and a show on HLN.
“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.
The prosecution is attempting to lynch George Zimmerman, the white hispanic.
reminds me of the Duke Lacrosse case only worse, the DA hasn’t admitted failure yet.
The media too. They describe Zimmerman as a “gunman”. Usually a gunman is someone who shoots people while committing a crime.
<>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!!!!
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.
The Police Dept should have released these photos the day after the incident. We could have avoided all this, possibly.
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!!!
I guess....Marcia forms your opinions, eh?
Dang. That doesn’t even resemble journalism.
I guess we both agree. The Prosecutor did that. All is good tonight.
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.
Anyone on the prosecution team PLUS the judge should go to jail for obstruction of justice.
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.
“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.