Skip to comments.George Zimmerman Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss the Case
Posted on 07/05/2013 5:55:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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.....
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Should have been: “There are two people involved here. One of them is dead and was a liar.”
It seemed meaningful enough to Dave Barry, I believe, if I have the correct author. Truly, I could care less about such cavils.
The Hon. Judge Nelson has already ruled that this subject may not be broached before the jury.
That hurts my eyes.
LOL! I return the floor back to you.
Gee, shouldn’t a judge keep themselves out of the trial? Some Freepers now like interfering judges?
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.
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”.
A government of, by, and for the riotous.
That's despite the fact that the prosecution's case is incredibly weak.
“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.
Recall some prosecuting witnesses to seal the deal. A greatest hits compilation.
Judge Debra Nelson makes Lance Ito look like John Marshall
$$ Nelson is bought by the prosecution and Black Racists
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...”
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 $$$$
‘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?
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.
Huh? She was hundreds of miles away in Miami at the time. Traydmark was with his father & dad’s girlfriend.
No, he meant to type "she could care less", which is what he typed, not understanding what he had typed!