Posts by Andrew Branca  (Page 30)
 

Dismissed Zimmerman juror escorted from courthouse after trespassing

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Posted by    Friday, June 14, 2013 at 3:53pm 6/14/2013 at 3:53pm

Readers will recall the curious case of prospective juror E7 that occurred this past Wednesday, Zimmerman Prosp. Juror  E7: “no conclusions,” but posted on pro-Trayvon, anti-Zimmerman site containing threat against Zimmerman.

That prospective juror since has been identified in the media as Jerry P. Counelis.

Here is the message he posted on a...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 5 All-Day Coverage

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Posted by    Friday, June 14, 2013 at 9:02am 6/14/2013 at 9:02am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Five live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day wrap-up post. To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, click here and take a look at last night’s wrap-up post.

As usual we will be maintaining live-stream...

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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Four Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:47pm 6/13/2013 at 7:47pm

Today the Court continued its preliminary questioning of prospective jurors, moving through 10 candidates by the end of the day.  As was the case yesterday, questions were limited to how much exposure the prospective juror had to the case through the media and other channels, as well as how that may...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 4 All-Day Coverage

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Posted by    Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 9:07am 6/13/2013 at 9:07am

THE DAY 4 WRAP-UP POST CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Four live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day...

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Zimmerman Prosp. Juror E7: “no conclusions,” but posted on pro-Trayvon, anti-Zimmerman site containing threat against Zimmerman

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 9:13pm 6/12/2013 at 9:13pm

There were some interesting, and sometimes shocking, revelations about a couple of today’s prospective jurors.  One was prospective juror E73, who stated that she doesn’t “own a gun, I can’t conceive of being armed, I can’t conceive of shooting someone.”  This might make here an awkward juror on a case that...

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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Three Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 7:25pm 6/12/2013 at 7:25pm

FOR TODAY’S MOST SHOCKING PROSPECTIVE JURORS, SCROLL DOWN TO E73, R39 & E7, BELOW.

Today the Court continued its preliminary questioning of prospective jurors, moving through 10 candidates by the end of the day.  As was the case yesterday, questions were limited to how much exposure the prospective juror had to the...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 3 All-Day Coverage

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 9:05am 6/12/2013 at 9:05am

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY OF EVENTS FROM DAY 3 OF JURY SELECTION.

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Three live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day wrap-up post. To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, click here to...

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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Two Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:10pm 6/11/2013 at 10:10pm

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

(Note: Link goes live when Court goes into session.)

Today the Court continued its preliminary voir dire of prospective jurors, moving through 11 candidates before recessing right at 5PM.  As was the case yesterday, voir dire was limited in...

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Zimmerman Jury Selection LIVE — All-Day Coverage

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 9:20am 6/11/2013 at 9:20am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Two live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day wrap-up post. To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, click here to take a look at last night’s wrap-up post. As usual we will be...

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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day One Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Monday, June 10, 2013 at 8:00pm 6/10/2013 at 8:00pm

For live video and coverage for Tuesday June 11th, click here.

Just a quick note here to provide a brief wrap-up of today, Monday the 10th’s, events in the Zimmerman trial.  The morning saw the discussion of some motions and other open business.  Notably, George Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, was present in...

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Zimmerman Jury Selection June 10th

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Posted by    Monday, June 10, 2013 at 12:05pm 6/10/2013 at 12:05pm

For live video and coverage for Tuesday June 11th, click here.

This post marks the launch of Legal Insurrections’ comprehensive live coverage of State of Florida v. Zimmerman (1712FO4573).

In addition to the types...

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Zimmerman Case: The Five Principles of the Law of Self Defense

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Posted by    Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 6:00pm 6/9/2013 at 6:00pm

As we enjoy today’s pause in the courtroom action of the Zimmerman trial it might be a nice time to do a quick overview of how the law of self defense will be fought over at trial.

Florida Self-Defense Statutes Most Relevant to the Zimmerman Trial

Florida has a number of specific statutes...

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Zimmerman Case: Experts Call State’s Scream Claims “Absurd” “Ridiculous” and “Imaginary Stuff”

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Posted by    Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 8:00am 6/9/2013 at 8:00am

A Badly Mismatched Battle of the Experts

We covered yesterday’s testimony of the state witnesses at length here, so no point in going over that again.  Today we’re going to take a deep dive into the expert witness testimony of two more of the defense expert witnesses–Dr. J.P. (Peter) French and Dr....

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Zimmerman Prosecution’s Voice Expert admits: “This is not really good evidence”

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Posted by    Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8:00am 6/8/2013 at 8:00am

Two big developments took place yesterday:

1.  An Exemplar of Trayvon Martin Speaking Was Obtained by ABC News

2. At the Frye Hearing the voice experts for the prosecution were examined, and they didn’t do well.

Trayvon Martin’s cell phone.

1. Exemplar of Martin Speech Obtained — ABC Voice Expert Suggests Zimmerman the Screamer “by significant margin”

A major missing...

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Zimmerman Case: Dr. Hirotaka Nakasone, FBI, and the low-quality 3-second audio file

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Posted by    Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1:00pm 6/7/2013 at 1:00pm

Yesterday marked the start of the Zimmerman case Frye hearing.  The purpose of this hearing is to determine whether expert testimony will be allowed at trial on the identity of the person screaming in the background of the Witness #11 911 call.

The relevant portion of that 911 call can be...

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Zimmerman case: Out of the Frye-ing pan, into the spectagraph

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Posted by    Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 10:40pm 6/6/2013 at 10:40pm

The Zimmerman court is engaged in a pretrial Frye hearing that will decide, in part, whether the prosecution’s expert witnesses can testify about their analysis of an audio recording of the 911 call made by Witness #11, which ended up accidentally capturing the last moments of the Martin/Zimmerman confrontation.  The dominant...

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Getting to Murder 2: Finding George Zimmerman’s “Depraved Mind”

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 7:45pm 6/5/2013 at 7:45pm

Hey folks,

As the Professor announced this past Sunday, I will be covering the Zimmerman trial (starting Monday, June 10) nearly-live right here on Legal Insurrection.  My commitment is to provide reality-based analysis, without the specul...

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