Corey will be allowed to speculate in the opening statement and closing arguments, but she cannot testify or lead witnesses, so she can show zero evidence of Zimmerman initiating violence.
Zimmerman dosen't even need to testify at this point, but the very best defense against a baseless accusation, is a firm, honest, angerless denial in front of the jury.
But, to do this right, Zimmerman must be very well prepared for Corey's language and inflection tricks.
“Zimmerman dosen’t even need to testify at this point”
I don’t know, I thought I heard somewhere that for him to assert immunity based on self-defense, which I think is what he’s gonna do, he can’t just sit back and dare the prosecution to prove it. Maybe he doesn’t have to take the stand to do so, maybe all he has to do is enter it as a plea. But since the jury has to believe he was in fear for his life for self-defense to apply, and since he’s the only witness to all of what happened, you’d think he has to testify.