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Mothers of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman testify at murder trial
WKMG-TV ^ | July 5, 2013

Posted on 07/05/2013 8:36:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

After a one-day break for the Fourth of July holiday, the mothers of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin both testified that the screaming heard in the background of a 911 call was their respective son.

The state rested its case against Zimmerman on Friday after testimony earlier in the day from Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton. The defense, meanwhile, started its case by calling Zimmerman's mother, Gladys Zimmerman.

Gladys Zimmerman listened to the 911 call and defense attorney Mark O'Mara questioned her about the voice in the background.

"That's my son, George," she said.

O'Mara then asked how she knew whose voice it was on the call.

"Because he's my son," she replied.

Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda asked Gladys Zimmerman if she heard her son screaming before.

"Not for help," she said, but added that she is "sure that is George's voice."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at clickorlando.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 07/05/2013 8:36:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mebbe they wuz screamin’ in perfect harmony, like ebony and ivory.


2 posted on 07/05/2013 8:40:45 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is scary about this trial is, if they convict Zimmerman, what precedent will be set?

In a gated community, a neighborhood watch volunteer spots a suspiciously acting person and calls the police.

While trying to keep him in sight, the person surprises and attacks you.

IT IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU CANNOT DEFEND YOURSELF!

This case is wrong on so many levels.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 8:46:25 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wasn’t even there and I’m willing to swear that the screaming voice is Zimmerman’s ... I would be just as credible as Mama Trayvon ... after all, what is she going to say ... no, I think that is Zimmerman’s voice?

Considering the potential payout for film and book rights, it is in her best interest to claim she can discern her sons voice on a distorted recording.

I believe every thing she said is prejudicial and should be stricken from the record, however, the jury heard her testimony so little would be gained.


4 posted on 07/05/2013 8:49:04 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: tumblindice

That’s ivory-hispanic to us crackers


5 posted on 07/05/2013 8:53:13 PM PDT by digger48
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To: doc1019

why didn’t the jury hear that Skittles wasn’t raised by his birth mother for most of his life?


6 posted on 07/05/2013 8:54:50 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The defense was smart to put Z’s mother on the stand to testify and end the week/begin the weekend with her voice and testimony in the jury’s ears, countering and neutralizing the sympathy factor toward St Trayvon’s Mother so that it won’t dominate their thoughts over the weekend.


7 posted on 07/05/2013 8:55:35 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: Bryan24

More support for sss.


8 posted on 07/05/2013 8:59:27 PM PDT by satan (The tree of liberty is dying in the drought.)
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To: JustTheTruth

I have never understood how people on a jury could be so stupid as to have a “sympathy factor” when they are supposed to give merit only to the facts. I mean, other than that juries aren’t the objective fact-sifters that they’re supposed to be. But they should know that that’s their job and their “feelings” don’t matter.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 9:00:12 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: digger48

Defense didn’t think it was relevant I guess. Even though the defense could have questioned the mothers ability to recognize her sons voice in a scream if she hadn’t raise him ... good point.


10 posted on 07/05/2013 9:03:20 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: mrsmel

People are people and people have feelings ... both prosecuting and defense attorneys play on human emotion, knowing it is there and can’t be erased.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 9:07:11 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Traymom tried to work up some tears for her little Benjamin but they just wouldn’t come.

All she could work up were some dagger eyes for West as she thought of all the Benjamins he was costing her.


12 posted on 07/05/2013 9:13:34 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am astonished Mama trademarked her own son’s name. Something more going on here: especially with what looks like some scum lawyers representing you.


13 posted on 07/05/2013 9:20:00 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Bryan24
What is scary about this trial is, if they convict Zimmerman, what precedent will be set?

Neighborhood watch guys will carry surveillance cameras with them. The future (unfortunately) is every decent person will record everything as a defensive measure.

14 posted on 07/05/2013 9:25:19 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: mrsmel

Similar to the liberal factor..

This is an oldie but goodie article:

http://m.townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2007/02/16/liberal_emotion_vs_conservative_logic/page/full


15 posted on 07/05/2013 9:35:13 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After watching Zimmerman’s re-enactment and listening to the tape....it sounds alot like Zimmerman to me.

And the muffled nature of the screams fits his story...that Martin was covering his mouth. The Martin crowd says he was screaming in fear because he saw a gun...but that doesn’t make sense...why would his screams get muffled and cut off?

Z’s story matches what we hear...and I think it sounds alot like him. I think the jury will see that too.


16 posted on 07/05/2013 9:42:34 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Bryan24

The use of neighborhood watch volunteers would be rendered too risky. That is what those robbing homes would want. There would be no stopping them if the neighborhood watch volunteer ended.


17 posted on 07/05/2013 9:53:59 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: plain talk

I was standing in line in a fast food restaurant and a guy behind me had a motorcycle helmet with a gopro camera on it, turned on. he told me he kept the camera on all the time, and put it in his car when he was driving that instead of his motorcyle. He said that one time he was riding between lanes when a cop came up to him and started screaming at him, accusing him of doing something wrong. The cop stopped and left when he noticed the gopro camera on the guy’s helmet...


18 posted on 07/05/2013 9:58:25 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: doc1019

I have to agree with you.

Neither “Mom” was there. They should have been character witnesses and nothing more.


19 posted on 07/05/2013 10:28:50 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

Actually, Zimmerman’s uncle was a far more compelling witness, yet isn’t mentioned.

Also unmentioned is the Z family are minorities with accents and lots of Hispanic dignity.


20 posted on 07/05/2013 10:58:25 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Bryan24

The state of FL is purposely trying to hang an innocent man for political purposes


21 posted on 07/05/2013 11:03:50 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Williams

I haven’t read anything about Zimmerman’s uncle’s testimony. It must not fit the narrative.

I’ll have to look it up. Thanks for the heads up.


22 posted on 07/05/2013 11:06:29 PM PDT by berdie
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To: rainee

Good article, which these days seems to hold true more for the conservative base than for those purporting to represent that base. I know this much, I can never be tricked by any so-called “compassionate conservative” or these recent “Republicans” who never met a liberal cause they couldn’t warm up to, or at least refuse to really oppose.


23 posted on 07/05/2013 11:09:47 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Bryan24

Concealed carry will be dead. Why carry a gun if you have no right to use it if you’re life is in jeopardy? Basically better off rolling the dice that the cops MIGHT show up.


24 posted on 07/05/2013 11:56:41 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the state rested.
the defense called Zimm’s mom. —>

so Zimm won’t testify?


25 posted on 07/05/2013 11:57:29 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: RockyTx

Most times a lawyer counsels a defendant not to testify. That goes double here where the police interviews and reenactment have already been played for the six woman jury.


26 posted on 07/06/2013 12:02:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What really bothers me, well there is a lot that does actually, is the fact that testimony that is very revelant is made with the jury out.

Even though I know this happens..it makes me not want to serve on a jury again. (not that it was my cup of tea to begin with)

27 posted on 07/06/2013 12:14:56 AM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Their testimonies will cancel each other out ...

More telling is Trayvon’s brother changing his testimony from his original statements to police [couldn’t say that it was Trayvon’s voice - now he can].


28 posted on 07/06/2013 12:26:30 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: digger48

Birf mother not birth mother. It’s PC>


29 posted on 07/06/2013 12:58:14 AM PDT by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: jonrick46

Just another redistribution of wealth from crackas to the rest of the communities. No worries when you rob em


30 posted on 07/06/2013 1:32:42 AM PDT by tinamina
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To: All

PROSECUTOR: "Tell the court, Sybrina, have you
ever appeared in public under a different gender?"

31 posted on 07/06/2013 3:00:22 AM PDT by Liz
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To: doc1019

“I wasn’t even there and I’m willing to swear that the screaming voice is Zimmerman’s ... I would be just as credible as Mama Trayvon ... after all, what is she going to say ... no, I think that is Zimmerman’s voice?”

I’m hoping mom brings both mothers back and asks them how long they were both raised in their mothers house to actually be able to recognize the voice. Georges mom had him the whole time. Trayvon was passed around a lot.


32 posted on 07/06/2013 4:06:03 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...why are Martin’s parents allowed to be in the courtroom but (I am told) not the Zimmerman’s? I had heard it was because Zimmerman’s would testify...but Martin’s testified. So that is not the reason.


33 posted on 07/06/2013 4:35:55 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: doc1019
Defense didn’t think it was relevant I guess. Even though the defense could have questioned the mothers ability to recognize her sons voice in a scream if she hadn’t raise him ... good point.

Might be part of closing statements - you heard two mothers describing the voice as their son's voice - one of these women raised her son and had long-term and regular contact with him; the other woman turned her son over to someone else to raise and hasn't seen her son but for 3 months of the last 6 years...

34 posted on 07/06/2013 4:45:19 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: tumblindice

I was wondering, in Florida thefamilies of the victum are permitted to sit in the court room, however witness cannot if they maybe called to testify.


35 posted on 07/06/2013 4:54:49 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Note, that, Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon, has yet been called.

He was not called by the Prosecution...Why?

Because in his first interview with police, when he heard the same 911 tape with the yelling, he told police “that was not my son” on the tape. Tracy would later change his story when the $$$ lawyers and media came around

Note that


36 posted on 07/06/2013 5:19:16 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: SteveH

He was lucky the cop didn’t arrest him for having the camera. That seems to be the trend now.


37 posted on 07/06/2013 5:22:53 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: TigerClaws

“Concealed carry will be dead.”

That is the logical conclusion that reveals how stupid this charge and trial is.

You are jumped by an unknown assailant who is on top of you beating you. You can’t use deadly force to prevent grave and serious injury?

The entire crux of the State’s case hinges on proving/knowing BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT that Zimmerman had malice and ill-will before the confrontation. There is NO WAY ON EARTH that the prosecution has proved that.

But, if the jury feels the racial pressure to convict, a HORRIBLE precedent will be set.

FWIW, I believe any guilty verdict will be overturned on appeal. The judge has been horrible and committed several instances of reversible error.


38 posted on 07/06/2013 7:47:02 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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