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Zimmerman Trial Day 12: Live Video, Analysis of Defense’s Case & Witnesses

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 9:00am 7/10/2013 at 9:00am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed. We have brief summaries of the previous day’s events (including last night’s fireworks!) along links to detailed more...

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Noted Forensic Pathologist Says Zimmerman Story “Consistent” with Evidence, As Defense Case Nears End

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 6:40pm 7/9/2013 at 6:40pm

By far the biggest news of the day came mid-afternoon when defense attorney Mark O’Mara informed Judge Nelson that his next witness, Elouise Dilligard, would be his last of the trial, and that he expected the defense to rest their case tomorrow. Given the expectations of many, including this lawyer, that...

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Zimmerman Trial Day 11: Live Video, Analysis of Defense’s Case & Witnesses

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 8:45am 7/9/2013 at 8:45am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post.

Live Stream Video

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Implosion: Police Testify Trayvon’s Father Originally Denied Son Was Screaming

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Posted by    Monday, July 8, 2013 at 6:55pm 7/8/2013 at 6:55pm

There were some big wins for the defense today, including several important rulings just before the Court recessed for the day.

By far the biggest news, however, is the utter implosion of the State’s “scream” narrative into which they had invested the heart and soul of their theory of the c...

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Zimmerman Trial Day 10 — Mid-day — Vietnam Combat Medic Identifies Zimmerman as Screamer

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Posted by    Monday, July 8, 2013 at 1:35pm 7/8/2013 at 1:35pm

The defense team of Mark O’Mara and Don West began their first full day of presenting their case to the jury today, although so far this morning it’s been nothing but O’Mara. Rumors are that the defense plans to call ~25 witnesses, and they moved through a handful of them swiftly...

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Zimmerman Trial Day 10: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

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Posted by    Monday, July 8, 2013 at 8:55am 7/8/2013 at 8:55am

I trust that everyone had a safe and satisfying extended (for some of you) 4th of July weekend.

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking...

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Why Zimmerman’s Motion for Acquittal Should Have Been Granted

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Posted by    Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 7:40pm 7/7/2013 at 7:40pm

Immediately following the close of the State’s case on Friday, Mark O’Mara, the lawyer leading George Zimmerman’s defense team, stood before Judge Nelson and made his oral motion for a judgment of acquittal for his client (a parallel written motion was also submitted to the Court).

The motion was well-reasoned, and strongly...

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Zimmerman Trial Day 9 — Families Feud Over Scream Identification

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Posted by    Friday, July 5, 2013 at 7:15pm 7/5/2013 at 7:15pm

Today began with the expectation that it would the the day on which the State rested its case. That proved true, and it was. It was also among the most bizarre and disturbing days of a lengthy trial full to the brim with bizarre and disturbing days.

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s Mother

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Trayvon Martin’s Brother: Originally not sure if it was Trayvon screaming on 911 call

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Posted by    Friday, July 5, 2013 at 9:36am 7/5/2013 at 9:36am

Jarvis Martin, Fulton half-brother, testified in court today that the voice on the 911 call was that of Trayvon Martin. On cross-examination, however, it was revealed that two weeks after first hearing the screams on the 911 call he was interviewed in a sit-down with a local TV reporter and at...

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Zimmerman Trial Day 9: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

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Posted by    Friday, July 5, 2013 at 8:40am 7/5/2013 at 8:40am

I trust that everyone had a safe and satisfying celebration of the birthday of the greatest nation on earth yesterday, and that no fireworks were left unexpended (if any were left unexpended, deduct 10% from “man-card”–and for Pete’s sake, don’t tell anybody).

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live,...

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Zimmerman Trial Review– How We Got Here, And Where We’re Going

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Posted by    Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 6:30pm 7/4/2013 at 6:30pm

As the State prepares to rest its case against George Zimmerman as early as tomorrow, I can’t help but juxtapose where we ought to be in terms of the weight of evidence of Zimmerman’s guilt of second degree murder, and contrast it with where we are. The gap is of Grand...

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Zimmerman Trial Day 8: Live Video, Analysis & Reader Poll: DNA Inconclusive & Judge Nelson Terse

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 7:40pm 7/3/2013 at 7:40pm

First things first–Legal Insurrection presents yet another of our class-leading internet polls on Florida v. Zimmerman.  Vote to lend your voice to whether George Zimmerman should be called by the defense to testify:


Trial Day 8: Nearing the Close of the State’s Case

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Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Mid-Day 8 — State Wins Evidentiary Battle, Loses Testimony War

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2:00pm 7/3/2013 at 2:00pm

Today seemed to begin with a rare and much needed “win” for the State prosecutors. Unfortunately, what followed was a relentless unraveling of that win into a snatching of defeat from the jaws of victory. First, however, we should start with what little good news the State received today.

Court Rules Zimmerman...

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Zimmerman Update: BLOCKBUSTER: State witness says Zimmerman wanted to be Prosecutor!

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 11:24am 7/3/2013 at 11:24am

BREAKING NEWS

State witness Scott Pleasants, a Professor of George Zimmerman’s for an online criminal justice course, just testified on cross-examination by O’Mara that Zimmerman’s stated career goal was to become and attorney and eventually a State prosecutor.

This is not going well for the state.


Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and...

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Zimmerman Trial Day 8: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 8:30am 7/3/2013 at 8:30am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post.

During the lunch recess, or immediately thereafter, we...

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Zimmerman Trial Day 7 Wrap Up: Prosecution recovers a little, prepared to introduce college records

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 7:00pm 7/2/2013 at 7:00pm

We covered the morning’s events with our mid-day update, available here at the link below. If you’ve already viewed it, be aware that I have just now added to that post the video recordings of the morning testimony, so if you are interested in seeing those, that’s the place to go:

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Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Mid-Day 7 — Serino more ambivalent, Osterman supports self-defense

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:52pm 7/2/2013 at 1:52pm

Motion to Strike Key Serino Testimony Most Damaging to State

The Court opened today with a request from Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda, before the jury was present, to ask Judge Nelson to strike perhaps the most telling blow from yesterday’s testimony from former Investigator Chris Serino. You can see our analysis...

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