Skip to comments.Benjamin Crump: Judge, don't make me answer questions from George Zimmerman's lawyers
Posted on 03/27/2013 10:34:44 AM PDT by Uncle ChipEdited on 03/27/2013 11:55:39 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, has filed new paperwork, saying there's no valid reason for a judge to reverse herself and order him to answer defense attorneys' questions in the George Zimmerman murder case.
On Feb, 22, Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson rejected defense attorneys' initial request, agreeing with Crump that he was not at the scene of the shooting and could provide no material details.
(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...
Benjamin Crump’s “Judge, don’t make me answer questions from George Zimmerman’s lawyers” Response to Defense Motion
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Heavens no. That might open the door to reveal the sham this whole (looks like my kid[saint trayvon the martyr] would if I had one) circus is. Send in the clowns. Oh, wait. They’re already here. But, since Zimmerman isn’t black, I guess it’s not really injustice. You know, white priviledge and all. Well, Zimmerman surely doesn’t sound hispanic.
He knows what’s on line for him if he’s caught making perjurious statements.
A man on trial should be allowed to face his accusers. This is a total sham trial.
If Dee Dee is not deposed or refuses to testify there is judicial complicity to the Kangaroo Court.
And yes, this includes a lying Prosecutor.
I wonder how many people considered their federal, state, and local governments illegitimate in the 1940s, 1950s, 1980s, or 1990s. Today, I would guess a large and growing number consider many levels of government illegitimate. This prosecution witch hunt is just one of many ways in which today’s immoral governments disgust me.
Looks like you are between a rock and a hard place, Benjamin.
I’m thinking Mark Omara knows something......
>>>Also, she told Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda under oath that she had missed Trayvon’s wake and funeral because she was in the hospital.
Two weeks ago during her deposition she admitted the misstatements and told defense attorneys that both times, Trayvon’s mother was sitting next to her and that’s the reason she said she had been in the hospital.<<<
What? Trayvon’s mother was sitting next to DD when she gave a statement to the prosecution? Classic waiver. Mom and DA should be deposed.
for the lawyer yes, the judge needs to be thrown off the bench as well.
One Kangaroo to another...
They've cancelled the April 2nd hearing even though they have several Motions before the court, with DeeDee's video deposition pending, Crump's deposition under reconsideration, the witness lists due today, Witness 8 showing up on the defense witness list, aaaannnndddd Judge Nelson's unexplained mysterious absence for 5 hours on Wednesday 13th from 9:00 to 2:00 when she knew that the most important deposition of the case was to take place and she was supposed to be on call but the prosecution successfully stalled for 5 hours.
I hope O'Mara isn't being strong-armed into a deal of some kind.
We're waiting for the show to start.
I suspect Corey was appointed by Rick Scott with instructions to “convict Zimmerman of SOMETHING”. She has to know the case against Zimmerman is thin to non-existent but it doesn’t seem to matter. Even though I normally vote Republican I will never vote for Rick Scott and I’ve told him so in an email. Zimmerman should end up a rich man after all of this shakes out.
In the first line of his Response, Crump describes himself as “non party”. If this means in legalese what it means in common sense, he has eliminated the Judge’s original excuse for letting him slide (i.e., that Crump MIGHT represent the Martin family in litigation they MIGHT file some day). If I read his Response with sufficient care, nowhere does Crump claim to represent the Martins or anyone else.
If Crump does if fact represent the Martins, Witness 8, or others in this case, the Judge should require him to present a signed agreement as evidence thereof. If Crump does present such evidence, and it shows a contingency fee arrangement for a future lawsuit (and it would, since the Martin’s have no $), then Crump has a financial motive to create the evidence, which further taints it.
I wish O’Mara would quit being coy and plainly state to the Court that his client has a right to pursue all reasonable lines of defense; that one of them is that testimony material to the charging GZ was manufactured, for either political, financial, or personal motives, with substantial and notorious involvement of Mr. Benjamin Crump; and that the defense has every right and reason to depose him about the circumstances under which he “developed” that testimony. Crump is the only person in possession of the full facts and is necessary to an effective defense.
O’Mara needs to bring the case more out in the media. If he cannot personally do so...bring someone in who can
The fact that de la Ronda refused the defense to record the deposition of DeeDee....tells me the prosecution is in major trouble. All depos are now video taped these days
"The reason Witness 8 gave for lying to Mr. Crump was that Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, was present during the interview. Similarly, Witness 8 stated that she told Mr. de la Rionda the same lie because during Mr. de la Rionda's sworn interview of Witness 8, for unknown reasons, Ms. Sybrina Fulton was sitting next to her, and Witness 8 similarly felt the need to deceive as to the reason for not going to the wake or funeral."
Is Witness 8 saying that Sybrina was present with her on the other end of the phone during the interview or what???
Because Ben Crump in his affidavit states that Sybrina was with him on his end of the phone -- not the other end.
This really needs to be sorted out because if Sybrina was with DeeDee on her end of the phone, then it seems that we may have another Crump lie under oath.
Defendant’s Reply to Crumps Judge, dont make me answer questions from George Zimmermans lawyers Response
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