Skip to comments.Zimmerman's attorneys: Make Ben Crump sit down and answer questions
Posted on 02/13/2013 8:55:39 AM PST by Uncle Chip
George Zimmerman's lawyers have asked a judge to require Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, to answer questions under oath, despite a 15-page affidavit he filed last week, hoping to avoid that face-to-face exchange.
In paperwork made public today, defense attorney Donald West asked Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson to again order Crump to appear for a deposition.
In it, Crump gives the names of many of the people who were present when the call was recorded but not all. His affidavit says he already disclosed a complete list of those present to defense attorneys.
His affidavit also offers an explanation about why the quality of the recording was so poor.
The young woman was not in the room; she was on the other end of a cell phone call; she was on "speaker phone"; and Crump had a bad connection and kept switching cell phones, according to his affidavit.
Crump attorney Bruce Blackwell said on Feb. 5 that he would not produce Crump for a deposition without a court order.
Yesterday, West filed a motion, asking for that order.
"Mr. Crump's lengthy and often detailed affidavit illustrates that Mr. Crump does have information relevant to the offense charged and is therefore subject to the rule governing depositions of unlisted witnesses," West wrote.
Crump had been scheduled for deposition Feb. 5, but at a hearing that morning, the judge postponed it indefinitely to give her and attorneys time to read the just-filed affidavit.
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What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 50?
Is it any wonder that this whole thing is trumped up and was used by Obama and the Leftists to further an agenda? Meanwhile Zimmerman, a registered DEMOCRAT, is living a life of fear and isolation because the State Attorney has nothing on which to legitimately charge him.
They’ve been pushing for an amendment to the state’s Stand Your Ground law, but they couldn’t charge him ex post facto to a successful amending anyway.
Let me see if I have this right :
Crump is Travon Martin’s family attourney
and now Crump has his own attourney ?
but Crump doesn’t want to testify under oath
in person to the court ?
With the opportunity for Zimmerman’s attouney
to cross examine him ?
If Crump has information , he should be compelled
to appear before the court.
The legal criminal case has turned into a kabuki
political theatre once the president made his comments
and called in the Dept. of Justice .
This has just turned into a ‘Menage A Trois’ !
The next thing you know , the judge will have his own attourney
as also will the State prosecutor
Based only on my ‘heresay’ information,
this case will go down in the legal textbooks as legal FUBAR !
Motions now before the Court:
The following MOTION REGARDING DEPOSITION OF BENJAMIN CRUMP, ESQUIRE has been filed with the Court:
The following MOTION TO SET STATUS CONFERENCE AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE has been filed with the Court:
The defense has filed the following MOTION FOR SUBPOENAS DUCES TECUM TO STATE WITNESSES, TRACY MARTIN, SYBRINA FULTON, JAHVARIUS FULTON, AND STEPHEN MARTIN with the Court:
MOTION FOR SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM TO STATE WITNESS, CIVILIAN WITNESS 8 [DeeDee]
DEMAND FOR SPECIFIC DISCOVERY [regarding 3 Surveillance videos that the state turned over to defense that were all blank]
This case is growing in complexity. Not helpful for the prosecution.
As the guy at theconservativetreehouse.com says, it’s clear that “DeeDee” is a composite character. This unbelievable story of the recording of the cell phone call was necessary in order to ensure that it doesn’t sound like anybody in particular, so that it can be claimed that that voice is indeed the voice of whoever is eventually cast as “DeeDee” for in-person deposition and the trial.
Funny! Because it's true.
And the “ Just-Us” department is waiting in the wings.
I’m working on a Rules for Life pamphlet. In this situation, I think I may move these two to top position:
1. Always Follow the Money.
2. Lawyer Up!!
Wondering if O’Meara & West will have to bring in an Ebonics translator, too? Too bad Barbara Billingsley is not available
Looks like Scheme Team is getting slowly outed
IIRC, this same Judge Nelson who denied a continuance on this very issue: Deposing Crump. If she doesn’t simply deny this request too, she’ll structure it so they can’t get the depo in time for the trial.
But my money is on outright denial. It’s been her style so far.
florida’s stand your ground law has very specific civil immunity.
it IS tort reform.
the law was designed to stop sleazy lawyers like this from representing wrong doers and finishing the destruction the wrong doers did not finish.
I would want to know if this lawyer is licensed in the state of florida.
In Federal court as well?
“Crimp doesn’t want to testify under oath in person to the court?”
No, he doesn’t want to be deposed. Which is part of the official record, but can be done anywhere and you aren’t under the same compulsion to answer every question.
LOL, I gotta’ kiss your ring on that one.
I think the state is hoping this case will be delayed until we have a Republican president.