Speaking of which, if Zimmerman is found guilty, does that impact his suit against NBC? Is that NBC's only defense, hoping that Zimmerman is found guilty?
Even if he is found guilty, NBC can’t get around the fact that they edited the 911 transcript to make it appear that Zimmerman volunteered the information that the suspect was black, i.e. that he was a racist. But in fact the 911 operator asked him about it, which was edited out. A whole different picture emerges, independently of whether (or not) he was justified in shooting Martin as he did.
Zimmerman won’t be found guilty. There’s still am important piece of evidence for which no report has surfaced. I believe the firearm malfunction alone will prove him innocent.
Good question. Depends on what “conviction” means.
Generally a conviction destroys the civil case.
Here however, if Zimmerman gets convicted because the jury pool was tainted by the false MSM coverage, then his damages go through the roof. (And more important, it would be great grounds for appeal and eventual reversal of the conviction). So ultimately there wouldn’t be a conviction in the criminal case, but a multi-billion dollar award against NBC, ABC, et al, ad nauseum, in the civil case.
Speaking of which, if Zimmerman is found guilty, does that impact his suit against NBC? Is that NBC’s only defense, hoping that Zimmerman is found guilty?
If he were to be convicted (as long as his trial is in Seminole County, with Seminole residents on jury, he will not be convicted)...and his case was overturned on appeal based on certain factors (like media slander that prevented a fair trial)....the media is not off the hook.
NBC will most likely settle out of court...especially if the Duval SA continues to pursue criminal charges and does not drop the case. The longer the criminal case goes on, the more it is kept in the news, and the more damage is done to Zimmerman