Skip to comments.George Zimmerman Hearing 9:00 AM EST -- LIVE
Posted on 12/11/2012 5:58:38 AM PST by Uncle Chip
Live streaming coverage should be at these links:
Agenda for the hearing:
looks like it already started...at your link at http://www.myfoxorlando.com/category/239949/additonal-live-stream
Has the issue of the interview of the alleged girl friend DD and the recorded conversation with the attorney for the “family” come up yet? I read that someone only provided an edited copy to the prosecution.
TRU Tv( old Court TV Channel) is carrying it live.
right now they are going over motion request and discoveries
Let’s just drop the charges and let the riots begin.
Watching for your updates. Thank you.
Best to have the riots when it is cold and raining. Dampens enthusiasm
As far as other recordings, like by Gutman of ABC, the judge says it's up to the defense to depose those people and obtain the evidence - if they don't comply, the Court will assist with orders.
We still don't know who was in the room with DeeDee.
West asked for two Crump depositions -- the first to get the recording and the second to follow up and she refused to grant that for now.
Trayvon Martin murder suspect wants GPS monitor removed Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Barbara Liston.
SANFORD, Florida | Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:05am EST. SANFORD,
Florida (Reuters) - Accused murderer George Zimmerman will ask a Florida judge on Tuesday to let him remove his GPS monitoring device and travel freely within the state ...
I hope the defense is not being tricked into a wild goose chase
Accused MURDERER??? Could they get any more blatant?
I missed the early part of the hearing. Has the prosecution been asked to clarify Witness 8’s age yet???
Exactly what about the word ‘JUSTICE’ don’t judges understand? Logic? Common sense? Where is it?
No. And from my recollection of a quick review of the motions and replies, I don't think that question is at issue for this hearing. DeeDee is not a minor, and wasn't a minor on February 25th.
I think she's darned good. She rules when she has to, and she explains why and what she is deferring.
As for taking Crump deposition twice, she said she'd entertain a motion for that, when it comes up, not before.
shouldn't that be March 19th.
This is about:
I suspect she was 18 on February 25th, too.
Did I just hear the Judge deny the Motion for modification of release???
Motion to be able to leave the county and not have GPS monitor denied.
If you defend yourself with deadly force, in Florida, you risk being hauled through all the legal process that is at the prosecutor's disposal.
There wa just an important clarification of a previous order by a previous judge....read aloud...It says Zimmerman’s attorney can have no contact with any family members of Tray Martin. But it apparently says nothing about contact with witnesses.
That changes when she is hears a case for dismissal, and not before.
The election is over so no need for rioting now.
Yes, unfortunately for GZ, motions denied.
When this is all done, I hope the meter has been running on liability for all of the players in this travesty.
It was the other issue that he wanted clarified...about contact with witnesses.
This attorney is a regular skinny Perry Mason.
Did she have her eyes closed when O'Mara showed her the picture of GZ's head injuries???
folks remember most judges come from the prosecutor’s office. More than a few criminal judges are refered to as the “backup prosecutors”.
She is just trying to keep herself from being reversed on appeal. She is just “trying not to be seen”. since she keeps her job via election.
BTW, for all intents and purposes judges are lifetime appointments/elections since no lawyer in their carreer mind goes up against a sitting judge, or even has a chance of winning.
No Seminole County jury will convict George Zimmerman with Bernie de la Ronda as a prosecutor. He is an idiot
BDLR just telegraphed the whole prosecution case to GZ defense....the prosecution has no case
This judge will be overturned if she denies Immunity on a Stand Your Ground hearing. I would think she would not want to embarass herself getting slapped down on appeal.
I am glad to see that O’Mara is much more lively..and giving a very good interview post-hearing
Justice delayed is justice denied.
The long arm of the Department of Justice is at work here.
One thing that is clear from this case is that the only people who can lie in court and get away with it are attorneys — particularly as in this case prosecuting attorneys.
"Justice" is what the lawyers in black robes administer to convicted criminals
Minute-by-minute updates from the courtroom
O’Mara says he wont question judge’s decision but he thinks George Zimmerman deserves freedom.
“I’m frustrated he lives in hiding and is absolutely broke.”- Defense attorney O’Mara.
Robert Zimmerman speaking to media says he talks about family with his brother, not the case.
Judge looking at future hearing dates. Jan. 8 & Feb. 5 to sort through future possible motions. Trial set to start in June. Hearing over.
Judge denies motion. George Zimmerman will keep GPS and stay in Seminole County.
O’Mara says George Zimmerman lost job, kicked out of school and his wife told she couldn’t come back to nursing school.
Defense O’Mara holds up picture of George Zimmerman with a bloody nose. Says he is the victim.
Defense: “There are threats out there and if you want them we can present them.”
State argues, “Isn’t the defendant safer if law enforcement knows where he is?
State: “Does he want to go to Miami and sign autographs... Why are we re-hashing this?”
State says if George Zimmerman is worried about his safety, why did he do an interview on National TV?
State says you can’t have it both ways - publicity and secrecy. “Does he want to sign autographs?”- Prosecutor
State wants George Zimmerman restricted to Seminole County not “wandering where he wants.”
State says court cannot forget George Zimmerman lied to the previous judge and had a second passport in a safety deposit box.
George Zimmerman attorney says it’s necessary to have George out of Seminole County to meet with experts and build case.
George Zimmerman attorney says he’s shown he deserves to be free and he is still in hiding because this is a high profile case.
Probation officer says, “George Zimmerman has been in total compliance.”
Probation officer testifying now. Will George Zimmerman be allowed out of the county? No GPS? “No complaints, no problems.”
Now onto modifications of George Zimmerman release. Defense wants no GPS.
State says “they’ll take the high road” and give defense list.
State says it isn’t required to disclose witnesses who ID’d voice in 911 calls. Judge agrees.
Judge back. Attorneys say they have not worked issue out on their own.
George Zimmerman sitting in courtroom while attorneys talk. He has been looking down. Recess continues.
10 minute recess so defense and state can talk motion over. Judge says hopefully they can work this out between themselves.
Defense says George Zimmerman said, “that doesn’t even sound like me” never claimed it “wasn’t his voice.”
State says George Zimmerman didn’t recognize his own voice on tape.
George Zimmerman attorney wants to know who has heard the 911 calls and wants to know the people who say it’s George Zimmerman heard yelling.
Now onto motion about voice id tests on 911 call “cries for help.”
Judge denies request to force evidence release because defense hasn’t tried to get it on their own.
Discovery FDLE & FBI: defense says there is evidence they haven’t received. They want judge to demand “every drawer needs to be opened.”
Trayvon Martin attorney recorded his phone interview with girlfriend about night Trayvon Martin died. She claims to have been on phone with him.
Trayvon Martin family not in court. This may be one of the first or the very first time they haven’t been there.
Judge Nelson flies through these motions. State must get recording to defense by Friday. Actual device is at FDLE if defense wants to see it.
Defense wants to take another deposition. This involves a Sanford investigator. Judge says OK but stick to what is in the motion.
The judge in the case has walked into the courtroom. All attorneys are there.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, arrives at the Seminole County Courthouse.
Zimmerman’s brother, Robert, is in the courtroom. He has been very vocal about George’s innocence and trying to clear his family’s name.
George Zimmerman has arrived at the Seminole County Courthouse. Hearing starts at 9 a.m.
Thanks! Great reporting job!
I think he would be safer if he could go into hiding out of state.
But even in these best case scenarios,he'll still have to worry about Attorney Corporal Holder.
They won't have to depend on Crump to bring some of it, part of it, what he can find of it to the deposition -- but will have it in their hands well before the Crump deposition.
The recording device is also now out of Crump's hands and down at the FDLE where the defense can visit it.
Just one more piece of evidence that Crump cannot continue to "mannipple-ate".
Actually it needs to end at the immunity hearing before the judge. That immunizes him from criminal and civil action. If it goes to the jury, then even if he is found not guilty, he can still be sued civilly.
I’m not sure anyone can get a “fair” trial in FL; Zimmermann must be terrified at the injustice he is facing from the American people.
If this is acceptable behavior and this firm is not slapped by the bar for this, our banana Republic has kangaroo courts.
That’s Crump’s law partner Daryl Parks and he is saying the same thing that Crump did here at the 8:00 mark:
Apparently the recording and recording device that they just had to turn over to the FDLE is going to incriminate them in manufacturing evidence in order to make Zimmerman appear guilty in order to get an arrest. They are trying to get out ahead of it by justifying it without admitting to it — yet.
I keep waiting for some semi intelligent talking torso to step forward and ask one of them how old the DeeDee on that recording of theirs is — 16 or 18.
The fact that they feel so comfortable admitting it tells you about the state of the Bar in Florida which will do nothing.
However the Bar of Pennsylvania to which the Beasley Law Firm belongs is a different matter.
That material has been in Crump's possession far too long.
I expect that there was plenty of tampering with the recording, and it will have lesser value to the defense than thought by many. Crump may even be smarter than Nixon, and the tampering may not be obvious or even found...
Media... obfuscating??? Inconceivable :-)