Skip to comments.Trayvon's killer said to make self-incriminating statements
Posted on 05/24/2012 5:14:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman made statements to police that help establish his guilt in the second-degree murder case against him for killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, prosecutors said in a court filing on Thursday.
The claim came in a motion by prosecutors to keep some of Zimmerman's statements under seal pending his trial in a case that triggered civil rights protests across the United States, while sparking widespread debate over guns, self-defense laws and U.S. race relations.
"Defendant (Zimmerman) has provided law enforcement with numerous statements, some of which are contradictory, and are inconsistent with the physical evidence and statements of witnesses," the prosecutors said in their court filing.
They said the statements by Zimmerman were admissible in court and "in conjunction with other statements and evidence help to establish defendant's guilt in this case."
The court filing offered no details about the statements Zimmerman made to police or other law enforcement officials. It said Florida's public records law had no provision requiring "the disclosure of a confession" of a defendant....
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Ah, but in our legal system, the prosecution must by law give the defense whatever it has. In our system one is innocent until proven guilty, and the burden of proving guilt is on the prosecution (i.e., the State), and that’s the way it should be.
Ok despite all the hysterics here (and I generally support Z), it was quite clear at the bail hearing that the prosecution planned to rely on iconsistencies in Z’s statements.
Also, sealing the records appears to be supported by both sides. The evidence is not withheld from the defense.
The only possibly outrageous thing I saw here is referring to these statements as a “confession”. Had Z truly confessed to anything he would have been charged long ago.
Z certainly did not “murder” TM. However, he is in jeopardy on a lesser charge. One could question his decision to shoot when he did. That would be based on a claim he instigated the fight (I doubt he did) followed by whether he reasonably thought his life was in danger. That one is a closer call.
The black community will also threaten Angela Corey.. All the way from the White House and the DOJ.
The “contradictory” statements... that was brought up at the bond hearing. This makes my head ache.
The one thing that struck me about Zimmerman’s account, even when I was in the anti-Zimmerman camp, was its consistency with himself, with the other witnesses, with the physical evidence - the only inconsistency was that he got out of the car to look at a street sign, but nothing else, and one inconsistency is understandable, for a human being under stress.
The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.
The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.
Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals?
(the autopsy states she was raped. Dont think all of these animals didnt all participate)
And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?
Mr. Strait died from his injuries last week.
Theres a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.
WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??
90 year old husbands jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?
85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??
Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?
WHERE IS THE NATIONAL OUTRAGE?
Have they caught the rest of the gang of feral blacks who raped, tortured and murdered this elderly woman? Are they even looking? Not a word about it in the media.
Yeaaaah, that's why the police let him go the first time.
You got noteeng, Corey.
"Last year Martin was suspended for spraying graffiti on school grounds. The Miami Herald reported that the school guard who stopped him searched his backpack and found 12 items of women's jewelry and a flathead screwdriver that the guard believed to be a "burglary implement."
Cristian Fernandez case
"In 2011 Corey's office oversaw a case in which 12-year-old Cristian Fernandez was accused of killing his two-year-old brother. Corey sought and received a grand jury indictment Fernandez on charges of homicide and aggravated child abuse, and decided to try him as an adult. This move, which made Fernandez the youngest person ever to face a murder charge in Jacksonville's history, drew criticism and protests to send the case to juvenile court instead, but Corey held that the juvenile system was inadequate to handle a crime of this magnitude. However, Corey stated she did not intend for Fernandez to stand trial or serve a life sentence, but would rather accept a plea deal. As of February 1, 2012 the defense and prosecution had not agreed to a plea deal, but were still in discussion. A trial was scheduled for February 27, 2012, but was postponed until September 10, 2012."
Zim offeed a friggin urban predator. Good for him!
Yeah. If anyone wanders out of their little cu-de-sac, they need to be offed. Isn’t this a great country!!!
Nothing in the Oklahoma media? Nothing?
Sounds to me like a simple ploy to try and insure that a trial is held. The prosecutors know they will lose, and they want to make sure that a civil case will go forward.
I'm not so sure about that. Yes, I agree that "new" evidence will be declared to be produced, but so far even the prosecutor's compelling evidence produced so far is nothing more than hearsay & opinions. If the only evidence the prosecutor can introduce is inflammatory hearsay evidence, she cannot build a case on opinion & hearsay. All the evidence (Zimmerman's beating, the photos, the 911 transcript) validates & corraborates Zimmerman's account of what happened, including the only eye witness who saw Martin on top of Zimmerman, beating him.
If this trial did not have the black race baiting threats & violence, this would have already been thrown out. As it is, the judge in the case is a panty waist as well, because he should have the guts to declare the prosecution's case is invalid and so weak as to be thrown out immediately.
“Nifong 2.0 coming up.”
It sure as hell better be.
That little POS got exactly what he deserved considering the known facts.
If what we know is the truth, then Zimmerman simply proved that yes, this is a great country, you can defend your life without fear of being prosecuted by your own government, or wrongly sued for using lethal force to stop a thug from possibly maiming or killing you.
I’d give the judge a little more slack. He’s not yet been presented with any motions to dismiss.
That point was debated on one of the threads. I'm pretty sure Z said he was looking for an address, not a street sign. I don't have a link handy, but there is a recording of it.
GZ is being tried in media so that the obvious railroading during the trial will not be as noticeable. I fear he is being prepared as a blood sacrifice. His survival time in a prison, among an unfavorable demographic, would be measured in hours.
Good point! Probably Zimmerman’s lawyer wants all the evidence produced by the prosecutor, so that if a motion to dismiss is made, at least it will be obvious (to sane people, not the race-baiters or lefties) that this case had nothing to stand on.
NBC absolutely HAS to have this as a true thing.. They shaped the sheep’s opinion so they HAVE to see it through... I will rejoice when NBC/Comcast is destroyed. Literally. They are a domestic terrorist organization and should be treated as such....
Zimmerman claimed self-defense. That’s an affirmative defense, as in, “yes, I killed him. I had no choice.”
Chris Serino, the lead investigator, actually recommended a capias for the charge of manslaughter in March.
Does the judge get to see this evidence at the pretrial hearing when Z has a chance to get the case dismissed, or does the prosecution merely have to state that they have compelling evidence that won’t be released until the trail?
I’m sure the judge will have access to all of it, but this seems like a stunt to pressure the judge into making sure this goes to trial.
Here’s a link to the transcript of the 911 call. It’s near the top of page 3 where the dispatcher asks him for an address - https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/326700-full-transcript-zimmerman.html
Zimmerman: I don't know, it's a cut through so I don't know the address
You're aware that little Trayvon appears to be a member of Fight Club, aren't you?
Are you willfully stupid all the time?
I doubt he will allow her to supress her “special” evidence.
She is acting insecure, that is for sure. She heard her “civil rights” pals rattling the sabers that she has screwed up the case. If she does not hang Zimmerman, they will turn on her like the snakes they are. Plus, she’ll have all the normal people angry for pulling a Nifong, too. She jumped from the frying pan, into the fire.
This comes directly on the heels of the news of eye witness recantations and contradictory statements.
He has a long history of serving blacks and he has black friends in the community. It will be hard to smear him into a white racist given he is not white. LOL
No, he’s not going down.
That’s so sad. Those poor people and their family and friends.
Many other whites have been “randomly” beaten, doused by gas and burned, stabbed in the back, and gunned down by blacks since the call of the wild in Holder’s anti-gun, anti-self defense Trayvon parade.
This heinous black on white crime only made the local news.
As far as I can find out, they know at least three or four other animals were in on it but have only captured one.
“Zimmerman simply proved that yes, this is a great country, you can defend your life without fear of being prosecuted by your own government,”
Too bad a white person can’t go vote in this “great country” without fear of being intimidated by racist thug New Black Pampers.
A racist federal hate crime like that would not go unpunished in a “great country” would it?
Zimmerman has not been acquitted yet.
Tgis is funny. The prosecutors don’t want the jury pool in the county where the [alleged] crime was committed to be biased by the media, and they want a fair trial. There would have been no special prosecutor and there would have been no charges and there would be no trial without massive Sharpton and other race pimp-generated publicity. Now they want it all tamped down? ha!
I suspect it will be a bunch of little inconsistencies, like they hinted at with the claim that Trayvon tried to smother him which they don’t believe. Unless they have something major I think someone in his situation could be forgiven for minor discrepancies. He was not exactly taking notes while this went down.
Re: “.....the initial investigator recommended charges (manslaughter, I believe).”
The lead detective stated publicly to the Orlando Sentinel that he did NOT recommend ANY charge against Zimmerman.
Do you have a source for that?
Either the Wagist.com or ConservativeTreeHouse.com published an Orlando Sentinel interview with Serino, and he says he did NOT recommend ANY charge against Zimmerman.
Dershowitz did not say he is innocent. He is saying the evidence presented by the prosecutor is not consistent with murder. He further says the evidence appears to fit the self defense story that Zimmerman has presented.
As a footnote, no one but Zimmerman knows the details of what took place.
What is your source for that?
This motion doesn't say when Zimmerman made these "contradictory" statements. It could have been after Corey's office took the case over.
Do we know for a fact that Zimmerman talked with Corey's office? I thought he offered to talk with them but it never happened.
If that's the case, then the lead detective lied to the Orlando Sentinel. According to page 28 of this link, the police concluded that:
"Based on the facts and circumstances outlined in this narrative, I believe there exists probable cause for issuance of a capias [e.g., arrest warrant] charging George Michael Zimmerman with Manslaughter . . . This case is being forwarded to the Office of the State's Attorney as a request for capias."
But also note the prosecution’s attempt to close the suppression hearings from public view. Anytime there’s a motion to close a hearing, save juvenile issues involved, I get suspicious.
The probable cause statement is on Page 44, by the way.
Here's the quote that confused me, and others:
“Investigator Chris Serino of Sanford police said Friday the agency has worked closely with prosecutors, and have not arrested Zimmerman because prosecutors have consistently told them they do not have enough evidence to win a manslaughter conviction.”
I’ve had enough of George Zimmerman being railroaded to appease gorillas like Al Sharpton and that dude from the black panthers. I am going to donate to Zimmerman’s defense fund.
Sadly, I think you’re spot on. His “guilt” has been decreed by Obama, Holder and the media. They will make it happen regardless of anything resembling the truth.
It’s past the point where the DA, the “Justice” Department or the MSM is even trying to pretend to be fair anymore. The Party has declared his guilt, therefore he is guilty. Cased closed. Move along. No questions will be tolerated.
Depends on what they do while wandering.Where’s the outrage about the two Canadian woman who were stabbed to death by an “Amish” woman in Atlantic City last week?