Skip to comments.Expert: Zimmerman was in worse shape than Martin
Posted on 07/10/2013 10:44:54 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Defense attorneys on Wednesday called one of their last witnesses as they started winding down their case. Public safety consultant Dennis Root testified that Martin was in better physical shape than Zimmerman, and that the neighborhood watch volunteer wasnt any athlete.
He would find himself lacking when compared to Mr. Martin, Root said of Zimmerman.
During cross-examination of Root, prosecutor John Guy used a life-sized foam mannequin in front of the jury to simulate the body positions of Zimmerman and Martin at the time of the shooting.
Straddling the dummy, Guy proposed a scenario in which Martin was on top of Zimmerman and asked Root if it was possible that Martin was backing away from Zimmerman at the time of the fatal gunshot.
Yes, Root said.
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This idiot's obviously NEVER been in a fight. When you're fighting for your life, you don't sit there and take stock of the situation, weighing options. You fight with the entirety of your being.
This witness is a biased idiot.
Straddling the dummy. Is that a reference to Prosecution witness Jeantel?
That’s why this imbecile is a “public safety” official. Rule 1: when the AP has an article, it’s BS. LOL on the lib media defending a dead sack of Skittles.
I can't quote Guy verbatim in his question/statement to the witness, Mr. Root -- but it was something along the lines of affirming that Trayvon Martin was hunched over George Zimmerman at the time he was shot.
That's the defense's case!
When CNN's Ashley Banfield heard the prosecutor say that, she almost had a cow on air.
You don’t have to like the guy but he’s doing good work for the defense. The prosecution is letting him say anything.
The Justice Dept and MSM will be 100% responsible for any riots when Zimmerman is found not guilty for organizing rallies, protest and a no-win trial before a jury.
I thought he was a great witness for the defense too.
If Tray was leaning over GZ, no more than 0.5 to 4 inches from the muzzle, and the gun was held at a steep angle (entered on the left and exited on the right side), he wasn’t “backing away” very quickly - or at all for that matter. If it was as the prosecution pretended Trayvon screaming for help, that leaves me wondering why he would bother. Why would a thug without a mark on him, beyond scraped knuckles from pounding on his victim, scream like he was in pain and being murdered, and remain within 4 inches of the muzzle for that long. The prosecution’s fiction makes no sense at all.
We've had testimony that the gun was next to the clothing, doesn't like like there was much "backing away".
Phew! That judge is a bitch!
I DO NOT FEAR RIOTS. The people who will riot are going to riot at some point anyway. If it happens when the police are ready, they can keep it from spreading and people will be ready to defend themselves. Responsible people who are trapped living in some of these neighborhoods can stay away, if it's not something spontaneous they get sucked into.
Better that they do it now, before the rest of us are disarmed.
Florida stand your ground law does not care if you stated the fight or not....................if you felt for your life or serious injury....you can defend yourself to stop the assault. Who started it is not a factor...IMO TM started the fight Z finished it.
Well, let’s just hope “they” burn & trash their own neighborhoods & businesses.
You might be posting to the wrong person, I think?
Well, that’s only fair. Trayvon was an oppressed black teenager, even when he was assaulting someone.
Nasty looking and nasty period. She has it in for Zimmerman for sure. I won't repeat here what I called her.