Skip to comments.Pal testifies that Zimmerman said Martin grabbed his gun
Posted on 07/02/2013 10:04:19 AM PDT by Red Steel
George Zimmerman's best friend and the author of a book defending him said the neighborhood watch volunteer told him Trayvon Martin went for his gun as the two grappled in a gated community in Florida last year.
Mark Osterman took the stand in Zimmerman's second degree murder trial and told jurors what Zimmerman recounted to him when he picked him up from the Sanford Police station after the Feb. 26, 2012 incident.
"Somehow I broke his grip on the gun when the guy grabbed between the grip and hammer," Osterman, author of "Defending our Friend: The Most Hated Man in America," said, quoting a Zimmerman he described as "stunned" and "detached. ...
Earlier Tuesday, the lead police detective who investigated the shooting, took the stand for a second day and said the defendant's story remained consistent throughout the investigation. Sanford Police Det. Christopher Serino, who initially wanted to charge Zimmerman with manslaughter but was overruled,
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Cementing the not guilty verdict in the jury’s minds, which is coming....
How is this not hearsay?
If the jury is honest, it will have no choice to to acquit Zimmerman.
Admission against interest is an exception to the hearsay rule.
How is that against his interest? It fits his story.
Although any reasonable person with an IQ greater than 80 would vote "not guilty" I'll bet ya 10 bucks that none of the six jurors meets those standards and will,as a result,convict him.
Whaddya say...are we on?
Is there a recording?? If not...I’d call it literary license...despite the quotes.
And Fox News is STILL using the 12-year-old innocent little Trayvon photos, when we all know he was a 17 year old grown thug.
its against the interests of the prosecutor (who called the witness) ?
I am guessing... I am not a lawyer and don’t even play one on TV (and I didnt even sleep at a holiday inn express last night)
All it takes is one to hang the jury.
The Defense has that.
“There also was conflicting testimony from neighbors that witnessed parts of the struggle between Martin and Zimmerman. Some said it appeared the larger Zimmerman was straddling Martin, but neighbor Jonathan Good said it appeared Martin was on top.”
“SOME SAID,” Zimmerman was on top. They have more than one witness who says this? I haven’t heard of even one, let alone two. Have I missed something or is this made up, wishful thinking?
It is hearsay. However, used to show consistency in that Zimmerman - according to the witness - told him how the shooting went down in the immediate aftermath and can be compared to his recounting of the same story to others.
It isn’t being admitted as evidence. It’s this guy’s story, but can be compared to actual evidence such as Z’s interview statements.
Rachel Jenteal was also a “hearsay” type of witness. She had no way to independently verify that what Trayvon was saying on the phone was true, she wasn’t there, she was Trayvon’s friend and therefore biased etc.
Look at the last line people. The detective who wanted to initially charge him and let the DA sort it out admitted to the court that Zimmerman’s testimony was consistent throughout.
Zimmerman’s story is AFTER the shot he rolled out from underneath Martin and got on top of him to hold his arms away from his body..
The Defense has that.
Care to back that up with ten bucks? (not *real* bucks,or course)
If I recall correctly - and can stand corrected if wrong - the same witness also said that she heard THREE gunshots, a “pop pop pop”.
Totally discredited testimony as the gun was proven to have only fired once.
He is testifying to what George Zimmerman said to him.
He is not testifying to events at which he was not present.
The testimony establishes that Zimmerman has not given different people different stories.
Statements of party/opponent are not hearsay.