Skip to comments.Mothers of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman testify at murder trial
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 ...
Mebbe they wuz screamin’ in perfect harmony, like ebony and ivory.
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.
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.
That’s ivory-hispanic to us crackers
why didn’t the jury hear that Skittles wasn’t raised by his birth mother for most of his life?
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.
More support for sss.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Neighborhood watch guys will carry surveillance cameras with them. The future (unfortunately) is every decent person will record everything as a defensive measure.
Similar to the liberal factor..
This is an oldie but goodie article:
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.
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.
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...
I have to agree with you.
Neither “Mom” was there. They should have been character witnesses and nothing more.
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.
The state of FL is purposely trying to hang an innocent man for political purposes
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.
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.
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.
the state rested.
the defense called Zimm’s mom. —>
so Zimm won’t testify?
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.
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)
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].
Birf mother not birth mother. It’s PC>
Just another redistribution of wealth from crackas to the rest of the communities. No worries when you rob em
PROSECUTOR: "Tell the court, Sybrina, have you
ever appeared in public under a different gender?"
“I wasnt even there and Im willing to swear that the screaming voice is Zimmermans ... I would be just as credible as Mama Trayvon ... after all, what is she going to say ... no, I think that is Zimmermans 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.
...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.
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...
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.
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
He was lucky the cop didn’t arrest him for having the camera. That seems to be the trend now.
“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.