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George Zimmerman's lawyers file witness list with 130 names
The Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 26, 2013 | Rene Stutzman

Posted on 03/26/2013 1:36:11 PM PDT by Uncle Chip

Edited on 03/26/2013 2:49:22 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Attorneys for George Zimmerman have filed a new defense witness list, and it includes more than 130 people. Among them: Trayvon Martin's mother and father, their attorney Benjamin Crump, former Sanford police Chief Bill Lee Jr. and former State Attorney Norm Wolfinger.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 03/26/2013 1:36:12 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Is this really how corrupt our prosecutors are?


2 posted on 03/26/2013 1:39:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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The following DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR PAYMENT OF ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS has been filed with the Court:

http://www.gzdocs.com/documents/0313/mot_for_sanctions_fees.pdf

The following DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR DISCOVERY VIOLATIONS has been filed with the Court:

http://www.gzdocs.com/documents/0313/mot_for_sanctions_discovery.pdf


3 posted on 03/26/2013 1:39:17 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Woo Hoo!


4 posted on 03/26/2013 1:39:36 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: driftdiver

DeeDee had a chance to be a You Tube sensation


5 posted on 03/26/2013 1:41:23 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

and 130 seat cushions disappeared in the blink of an eye after that list was filed.


6 posted on 03/26/2013 1:49:33 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Defense attorneys tried for five hours that day to get de la Rionda to change his position, telephoned the judge in Sanford several times, and after a five-hour delay, began the deposition without the videotape. They did not complete it.

I smell a rat and it's wearing a black robe.

Judge Nelson knew of the importance of this deposition and yet she made herself inaccessible on that particular day -- and Bernie knew it.

It was pre-arranged between Bernie and Nelson.

7 posted on 03/26/2013 1:49:34 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

The defense is doing a good job of burdening and vexing the prosecution and of building a record that will make any conviction subject to appeal on numerous grounds. The fundamental difficulty for the prosecution is that their case is weak on the facts but political and highly publicized so that it will have major consequences for them. Like everyone else, prosecutors do not like to lose, but the course and result of this case will leave a permananent mark on their careers and lives. A win would put a promotion or a major job offer or even a judgeship within reach, while a loss means they are damaged goods.


8 posted on 03/26/2013 1:49:46 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Uncle Chip

9 posted on 03/26/2013 1:49:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Uncle Chip
I guess the goal is to run out the clock until the current prosecutors are out of office.

Then their successors can quietly drop the charges.

10 posted on 03/26/2013 1:50:40 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: driftdiver

They would rather hang George Zimmerman to placate the mob than seek justice.


11 posted on 03/26/2013 1:52:12 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Uncle Chip

Where the heck is the “conservative” fla gov on stopping this farce?


12 posted on 03/26/2013 2:12:33 PM PDT by mirkwood
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To: mirkwood

If a Florida politician were to intervene to get this case thrown out summarily, then the Federal DOJ would step in and make a Federal case. Zimmerman is probably far better off with the current proceedings as long as they come to a natural conclusion.

I suspect that this may be the only reason that Zimmerman did not make a pleading under “stand your ground”. The length of the proceedings gives George a chance to have cooler heads consider the evidence. He is less likely to get railroaded by the Feds later.


13 posted on 03/26/2013 2:26:18 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Uncle Chip

A defensless child shot without mercy by somebody of a different race.

It happened in Georgia last weekend...but there will be no t-shirts printed or slogans copyrighted.


14 posted on 03/26/2013 2:27:21 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Rockingham

Like everyone else, prosecutors do not like to lose, but the course and result of this case will leave a permananent mark on their careers and lives.

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Not to mentione having their name turned into a verb. Do any of these idiot prosecutors want to Nifong an innocent man?


15 posted on 03/26/2013 2:33:26 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: lacrew

Had there been a Neighborhood Watch Program in Brunswick as there was in the condominium, that little 13 month old white Hispanic toddler might still be alive.


16 posted on 03/26/2013 2:35:33 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

That is an excellent point.


17 posted on 03/26/2013 2:52:14 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: the_Watchman

If Zimmerman is acquitted or his case is dismissed at the State level, the Feds will file a criminal civil rights charge against him.


18 posted on 03/26/2013 2:55:59 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My guess is that the trial will discredit the prosecution and the Trayvone is a victim crowd and result in an acquittal. Moreover, the airing of the facts in open court will deracialize the controversy. Not counting the burden on George Zimmerman, that is probably the best result that we can hope for as to the wider public interest.


19 posted on 03/26/2013 3:06:44 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Uncle Chip

“It was pre-arranged between Bernie and Nelson.”

No doubt! I’m sitting under the Tree reading all the comments. Back later.


20 posted on 03/26/2013 3:13:10 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: lacrew
A defensless child shot without mercy by somebody of a different race. It happened in Georgia last weekend...but there will be no t-shirts printed or slogans copyrighted.

Well, our side doesn't have race pimps inflaming the public, so there's no 'show' for the media to sell popcorn.

Not that they would for our side anyway.

21 posted on 03/26/2013 3:16:37 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Uncle Chip
There's also a new development in a related court case. Zimmerman and NBC Universal Media, LLC have agreed to put on hold for now the civil suit Zimmerman filed against the media giant.
Zimmerman has agreed to delay his suit against NBC. IMHO, that’s a bad move. Zimmerman has been damaged by the libel committed by NBC - it’s an open and shut case, a fact which does not depend on the outcome of the criminal case. Even if (for the sake of argument) Zimmerman were guilty of murder as charged by the state, he was not guilty of gratuitously mentioning the race of the person whom he deemed suspicious.

NBC manufactured that double plus ungood violation of Political Correctness and put it in Zimmerman’s mouth. NBC committed the tort, and they should answer for it, irrespective of the criminal case against Zimmerman. And it would only be justice if the money came soon enough to help Zimmerman mount his legal defense in the criminal case.


22 posted on 03/26/2013 3:19:08 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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Her deposition was scheduled for 9 a.m. March 13 at a state office in Miami, and the parties were in place, along with a camera and operator, according to new paperwork filed by defense attorney Mark O'Mara, but Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda said no to the video recording.

That happened after defense attorneys had sent two deposition notices to the state, spelling out that the session would be videotaped and identifying the company that would do the recording.

Defense attorneys tried for five hours that day to get de la Rionda to change his position, telephoned the judge in Sanford several times, and after a five-hour delay, began the deposition without the videotape. They did not complete it.

In Tuesday's paperwork, O'Mara asked the judge to fine de la Rionda $4,000, the amount of money wasted in lawyers' time, as well as that of the court reporter and video operator during that five-hour delay.

The deposition was scheduled for 9:00 AM with a second one 6 hours later for 3:00 PM.

Since they are billing the prosecution then is it fair to assume that the judge sided with the defense on videotaping the Witness 8 deposition.

That means that at best they got through only 1 hour of a scheduled 6 hour deposition. Was that 1 hour on video?? Maybe or maybe not.

But that leaves the rest of the deposition -- perhaps as much as 5 hours of Witness 8 deposition on video -- all to come.

This ploy may very well have backfired on the prosecution.

23 posted on 03/26/2013 3:19:49 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Thanks Uncle Chip for keeping us updated on this farce of a trial...

I live in Tampa so I get almost no local news on this case....


24 posted on 03/26/2013 3:31:21 PM PDT by JZoback
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So the April 2nd hearing has been cancelled, while the court has several motions to consider including the Reconsideration of Benjamin Crump’s Deposition, and while the remainder of the 5 hours of Witness 8’s videotape deposition remains in limbo, and while the defense submits a bill to the prosecution for its 5 hour stalling tactics regarding its star Witness 8, and while the deadline for the submission of the list of witnesses to the court is reached.

Hmmmmm


25 posted on 03/26/2013 3:50:46 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

O’Mara is doing his job.


26 posted on 03/26/2013 4:19:12 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: mirkwood

Where the heck is the “conservative” fla gov on stopping this farce?
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He’s doing the happy dance over Obamacare while his handpicked AG Pam Bondi helps the banksters throw people out of their homes with forged documents... Just another day at the office ,,, The rats intend to run CHARLEY CRIST against him ... and he has a REALLY GOOD CHANCE OF WINNING.


27 posted on 03/26/2013 5:09:11 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Darren McCarty

O’Mara and West are doing their jobs


28 posted on 03/26/2013 5:17:29 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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Here is the Zimmerman witness list:

http://www.gzdocs.com/documents/0313/witness_list.pdf

Witness 8 — DeeDee — is on it. The prosecution’s star witness is on the defense’s witness list.

I wonder if the prosecution left her off of their list hoping that she would just be forgotten at this point and the remaining 5 hour videotaped deposition would therefore be deemed unnecessary.

I wonder if the prosecution left Crump off of their list as well for the same reason. Well the defense has him listed.

They both have their invitations to the party.


29 posted on 03/26/2013 9:38:30 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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And what have we here but Ben Crump’s rebuttal to the request for his deposition:

http://www.gzdocs.com/documents/0313/response_in_opposition.pdf


30 posted on 03/26/2013 9:51:51 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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