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George Zimmerman Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss the Case
ABC News ^ | July 5, 2013 | SENI TIENABESO AND MATT GUTMAN

Posted on 07/05/2013 5:55:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

The prosecution rested their second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman today and his legal team immediately asked the judge throw out all charges, arguing that the state had failed to present evidence he murdered Trayvon Martin.

The judge swiftly rejected the argument, but not before both sides made emotional legal arguments that are usually reserved for summations at the end of a trial.

In an impassioned plea, Zimmerman's defense attorney Mark O'Mara stated that the state did not produce direct or circumstantial evidence that Zimmerman acted with "ill-will or spite," the Florida requirements for second degree murder.

"There is not a scintilla of evidence to support that," O'Mara said referring to the implication that Zimmerman acted out of "ill will and spite."

"He has the undeniable injuries that reference nothing other than an attack by Trayvon Martin," O'Mara said.

"You cannot look at that picture of my client's nose and say he wasn't beaten in the face," he said. O'Mara said the court would draw a similar conclusion by looking at the photos showing the back of Zimmerman's bloody head.....

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: florida; georgezimmerman; kangaroocourt; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: Paladin2

Should have been: “There are two people involved here. One of them is dead and was a liar.”


21 posted on 07/05/2013 6:10:14 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: 1rudeboy

It seemed meaningful enough to Dave Barry, I believe, if I have the correct author. Truly, I could care less about such cavils.


22 posted on 07/05/2013 6:10:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Paladin2
"Well, there's an avenue for investigation before the jury."

The Hon. Judge Nelson has already ruled that this subject may not be broached before the jury.

23 posted on 07/05/2013 6:11:30 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: ErnBatavia

“Irregardlessly....”

That hurts my eyes.


24 posted on 07/05/2013 6:12:04 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: ErnBatavia

LOL! I return the floor back to you.


25 posted on 07/05/2013 6:12:09 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, shouldn’t a judge keep themselves out of the trial? Some Freepers now like interfering judges?


26 posted on 07/05/2013 6:12:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 1rudeboy

mine too. I used to work for a very unintelligent person that said this at least 1/2 dozen times a day. Drove me to the edge.


27 posted on 07/05/2013 6:12:32 PM PDT by ping jockey
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This is a great example of the length to which the government apparatus will go to screw a totally innocent guy, because of Political Correctness and bowing to “diversity”.


28 posted on 07/05/2013 6:13:54 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obam a's Socialist Agenda:)
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To: rbmillerjr

A government of, by, and for the riotous.


29 posted on 07/05/2013 6:19:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I understand it's pretty much pro forma to ask, and nobody seriously thought she would grant it.

That's despite the fact that the prosecution's case is incredibly weak.

30 posted on 07/05/2013 6:19:59 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Paladin2

“He also said he changed his opinion about the effect of THC from marijuana in Martin’s body. “

Well, there’s an avenue for investigation before the Jury.”

The jury was not present when the idiot made that statement. Therefore, it cannot be brought up during the defense’s case.


31 posted on 07/05/2013 6:22:41 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Recall some prosecuting witnesses to seal the deal. A greatest hits compilation.


32 posted on 07/05/2013 6:23:21 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Judge Debra Nelson makes Lance Ito look like John Marshall

$$ Nelson is bought by the prosecution and Black Racists


33 posted on 07/05/2013 6:24:04 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me say something here. If one of my children was outside screaming, it wouldn’t have taken me ten seconds to be out there intervening.

Trayvon’s mom says she heard her boy out there.

Did she go out there? Did she see Zimmerman on him? If so, say so.

Fact is, she didn’t go out there, because she didn’t hear her son screaming.

That’s the defense tactic right there.

Defense: “Okay Mom Trayvon, you are sure you heard your son screaming.”

Mom Trayvon: “Ah yes, I did hear my son. It pained me and still down pain me as I look back now. Oh how it hurts! I love my son!”

Defense: “Okay Mom Trayvon, could you tell me what you did in order to come to your son’s aid?”

Mom Trayvon: “Ah, er, eh, ah,... Could you please ax that question again Mr. Defense Man?”

Defense: “Sure Mom Trayvon, could you please tell me what you did in order to come to your son’s aid? You tell us you heard Trayvon in extreme stress, screaming for help. What did you do to help him?”

Mom Trayvon: “You know, I don’t think I like where this is going! Are you saying I don’t live my son? If you’re saying I don’t love my son, I’m gonna come down of this Witless stand and trash you Sucka!”

Defense: “Mom Trayvon, I am asking you what you did to come to Trayvon’s aid, because most folks here can understand that if it was their kid out there, they would have been all over this like melted marshmallows on Rice Crispies. You see Mom Trayvon, I’m not sure you did hear Trayvon. What’s more, I think you know you didn’t hear him. If you had, they couldn’t have kept you inside that night. Isn’t that right?”

Mom Trayvone: “Juuudge, do you hear that man? Do you see how disrespectful he is? Are you going to allow him to ax me such unfair questions?”

Judge: “Mom Trayvon, you can step down now...”

Mom Trayvon: “Thank you your Honoress! Peace and Sohama Sohama Lakem... Take that Mr. Defense man!”

Defense: “Didn’t hear Trayvon did ya...”


34 posted on 07/05/2013 6:25:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: DoughtyOne

She only heard any screaming on a tape recording of a telephone conversation after he was dead.

Trayvon’s mother wasn’t anywhere near Trayvon. She gave him up when he was a toddler. Trayvon was raised by his alleged father’s girlfriend, not by this woman who abandoned him and then trade marked his name when she figured she could make some $$$$


35 posted on 07/05/2013 6:30:08 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Paladin2

‘one of them is a liar’

Not being an attorney, I would guess that if the prosecutor had evidence that Zimmerman was a liar, he would have presented it in open court when he had the opportunity.

His outburst today seems petty and meanspirited. Is it possible that maybe the law is not the career path that he should be on?


37 posted on 07/05/2013 6:31:29 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: ping jockey
I used to work for a very unintelligent person that said this at least 1/2 dozen times a day.

You used to work for an unintelligent person WHO said this at least 1/2 dozen times a day.

Who, not that, when you are referring to a person.

Also, in what way does 'very' modify 'unintelligent'?

I'm assuming you want to know about these errors.

38 posted on 07/05/2013 6:32:38 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Huh? She was hundreds of miles away in Miami at the time. Traydmark was with his father & dad’s girlfriend.


39 posted on 07/05/2013 6:32:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 1rudeboy
you meant to type that she could not care less.

No, he meant to type "she could care less", which is what he typed, not understanding what he had typed!

40 posted on 07/05/2013 6:33:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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