Posts by Andrew Branca  (Page 33)
 

Zimmerman Trial Day 3 – End-of-Day Analysis & Video of State’s Witnesses

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:50pm 6/26/2013 at 7:50pm

At the start of day two things of note occurred. First, the Court ruled that Zimmerman’s prior calls to police would be admissible as evidence. (Accordingly, later in the day Ramona Rumph returned to Court to testify as to their authenticity.)

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Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Witnesses: Trayvon on ground when shot, Zimmerman on top in fight

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 12:55pm 6/26/2013 at 12:55pm

The State has moved through one witness completely this morning, with a second now undergoing cross examination by O’Mara, when the Court recessed for lunch. We expect O’Mara will continue with this second witness after the lunch break.  Both of the witnesses, Jane Sudyka and Jeanee Manaloo, were residents of Twin...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 3 – State’s Witnesses

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:00am 6/26/2013 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, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post.

We’re also trying something a little different...

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Zimmerman Trial Day 2 – Analysis of State’s Witnesses

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 9:04pm 6/25/2013 at 9:04pm

Today can only be characterized as an utter debacle for the prosecution in Florida v. Zimmerman. Besides the testimony of a couple of highly professional law enforcement witnesses, the testimony of the the other State witnesses ranged from signing George Zimmerman’s praises, to acknowledging the utility of following a suspicious person...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 2 – State’s Witnesses

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 8:33am 6/25/2013 at 8:33am

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. Also, at day’s end I will post...

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Zimmerman Trial Day One – Analysis of State’s First Four Witnesses

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Posted by    Monday, June 24, 2013 at 9:33pm 6/24/2013 at 9:33pm

Today saw the completion of opening statements and the launch of the State’s case, with four of the State’s witnesses being brought to the stand. In a nutshell, I thought the defense did a far superior job in cross-examination than the State did on direct, with it’s own witnesses, which...

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Zimmerman Trial Day One – Analysis of Opening Statements

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Posted by    Monday, June 24, 2013 at 6:05pm 6/24/2013 at 6:05pm

Today marked the first day of the trial proper of Florida v. Zimmerman, and accordingly was the first opportunity for each side to present their “theory of the case” to the jury.   This day covered both the party’s opening statements, as well as the first four of the State’s witnesses (although...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Day 1 – Opening Statements

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Posted by    Monday, June 24, 2013 at 9:00am 6/24/2013 at 9:00am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day. 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. Also, at day’s end I will post a separate comprehensive...

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Meet the Zimmerman Trial Jurors

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Posted by    Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 6:00pm 6/23/2013 at 6:00pm

We will continue our live coverage of the Zimmerman trial starting with Opening Statements tomorrow. As before, we will have live video and Twitter feeds all day, and an end of day wrap up.

But before we get to that, let’s take a look at the 6 jurors and 4 alternates...

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Zimmerman Trial: State Experts’ Audio Findings Not Admissible

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Posted by    Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:40am 6/22/2013 at 11:40am

Judge Debra Nelson today ruled that the testimony of Mr. Tom Owens and Dr. Alan Reich, the prosecution’s experts in the field of speech recognition and speaker identification, will not be admissible at trial because they have failed to meet the requirements of Frye.  The Frye standard requires that an expert’s...

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Zimmerman Trial Pre-Game Day Analysis

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Posted by    Friday, June 21, 2013 at 5:45pm 6/21/2013 at 5:45pm

The jurors are now selected in State of Florida v. George Zimmerman and opening statements are scheduled for Monday. Today was a ‘wrap up’ day, to resolve as any lingering issues that Judge Nelson hadn’t yet decided, and do general housekeeping in preparation for the trial.

Since first examining the evidence of this...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Final pre-trial motions and proceedings

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Posted by    Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:50am 6/21/2013 at 8:50am

Today there are several pretrial motions and proceedings scheduled.

But the big event is the judge’s ruling on the Frye hearing as to whether the State’s audio experts will be allowed to testify as to the screams on a 911 Tape.  That ruling may be in a written order or given by...

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Zimmerman Trial Final Jury Wrap-Up: Insights on Trial Strategy

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Posted by    Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:00pm 6/20/2013 at 10:00pm

The final jury was selected the Zimmerman trial today, consisting of 6 women jurors and 4 alternate jurors.  For those following along with the juror ID numbers, the jurors selected are:  B29, B76, B37, B51, E6, E40.

Tomorrow we will have an in-depth analysis for each of these selected jurors based on...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 9 All-Day Coverage

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Posted by    Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 9:00am 6/20/2013 at 9:00am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial Jury Selection live, all day. At day’s end I will post a separate wrap-up discussing what happened and implications for the case moving forward. Thanks for joining us! Check out our Day 8 end-...

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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Eight Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 8:55pm 6/19/2013 at 8:55pm

Today was the first day of general voir dire of the prospective jurors, now numbering 40.  (Click here for a compilation of our notes on all 40 prospective jurors.)  The prospective jurors were to be questioned en masse, which required some reorganization of the courtroom.  Interestingly, this re-arrangement had George Zimmerman...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 8 All-Day Coverage

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 8:00am 6/19/2013 at 8:00am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial Jury Selection live, all day. At day’s end I will post a separate wrap-up discussing major events of the day, and their implications for the case moving forward. Thanks for joining us! To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida...

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Zimmerman Jury Selection Profiles – “Top 40” Advanced to Next Round

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:50am 6/19/2013 at 6:50am

At the close of the 7th day of jury selection yesterday (see here for our Day 7 Wrap-Up of Jury Selection) Judge Nelson announced that Court and parties and achieved the goal of having pre-screened for pre-trial publicity a sub-pool of 40 prospective jurors.

These 40 jurors will now progress to full...

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