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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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1 posted on 07/05/2013 5:55:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Judge is workin' on the railroad where Angela Corey is a Conductor.


2 posted on 07/05/2013 5:58:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No skin off her butt. She could care less. Let the jury be the targets of "hoods gone wild".

But she's wrong.

3 posted on 07/05/2013 5:59:17 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
""There are two people involved here. One of them is dead and one of them is a liar," the prosecutor said. "

Whoa, there's a real problem here.

4 posted on 07/05/2013 6:00:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sacajaweau

This is standard courtroom procedure, especially in high profile cases.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 6:00:22 PM PDT by doc1019 (58,195 Names on The Wall unable to celebrate the 4th.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This judge is a “friend” of the prosecution.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 6:00:53 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Sacajaweau
Pet peeve of mine, and since this is a legal thread: you meant to type that she could not care less.
7 posted on 07/05/2013 6:00:54 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t see who the defense can put on the stand that would o more to prove Zimmerman’s innocence than the prosecution’s witnesses.


8 posted on 07/05/2013 6:01:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does that surprise you?


9 posted on 07/05/2013 6:01:54 PM PDT by sport
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Bao:

"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.

10 posted on 07/05/2013 6:02:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 1rudeboy

This discussion comes up periodically. The “Could care less” variation is plausibly in the tradition of irony, though it can just as well result from sloppiness.

Anyhow, Her Honor didn’t want the political onus, and there’s nothing that can be done to her for refusing, not even by an appellate court. Let the farce continue.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 6:03:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

In the “legal” system, searching for Justice does not preclude piling on.


12 posted on 07/05/2013 6:03:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paisan

Amen! The entire prosecution team including the judge should wear kangaroo costumes.


13 posted on 07/05/2013 6:04:43 PM PDT by sport
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Now what did innocent kangaroos ever do to deserve that.


14 posted on 07/05/2013 6:05:15 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
defense attorney Mark O'Mara stated that the state did not produce direct or circumstantial evidence that Zimmerman acted with "ill-will or spite

Evidence? What does any of that have to do with a sacrifice to the gods of political correctness?

15 posted on 07/05/2013 6:06:35 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The “irony” argument is meaningless.


16 posted on 07/05/2013 6:07:09 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Sacajaweau

“She could care less”

You must mean that she couldn’t care less. Right?


17 posted on 07/05/2013 6:07:22 PM PDT by KingLudd
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Yep, he’s right. One guy is dead, and the attorney who claims to be trying to get him justice, is a...


18 posted on 07/05/2013 6:08:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recentI lo colonoscopy...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No way THIS weak kneed judge was going to buck the p.c. tidal wave that Zimmerman is being drowned by.


19 posted on 07/05/2013 6:09:53 PM PDT by ping jockey
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To: KingLudd

Irregardlessly....


20 posted on 07/05/2013 6:10:12 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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