Trayvon Martin  (Page 5)

Breaking – State moves to charge Zimmerman with 3d Degree Murder based on Aggravated Child Abuse (Update – Judge will NOT charge)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10:37am 7/11/2013 at 10:37am

As expected, the Judge in the George Zimmerman case ruled that in addition to Second Degree Murder, she will instruct the jury on the lesser included offense of Manslaughter, as required by Florida case law.

In a surprise move this morning, the prosecution asked the Judge to drop the Aggravated Assault charge...

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Zimmerman Trial Day 13: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Closing Argument

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 8:55am 7/11/2013 at 8:55am

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, below.

This morning is the charging conference, in which the State and defense will argue about the specific charges on...

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Racial politics supported by State power come down on George Zimmerman

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 9:57pm 7/10/2013 at 9:57pm

I have a really bad feeling about the Zimmerman verdict.

Logically, it should be a slam dunk of “Not Guilty” on all charges, since the evidence clearly shows Zimmerman was acting in justifiable self-defense as he was being beaten by Trayvon Martin. Or at least there is a reasonable doubt as to...

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Zimmerman Defense Rests, Closing Statements Start Tomorrow

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 6:00pm 7/10/2013 at 6:00pm

The defense team continued on what is expected to be the last day of their presentation of their case. The day began and ended with a bang.  This morning Judge Nelson denied the defense’s request to introduce their animated movie as evidence, although they will be permitted to use it for...

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Breaking – Jury will not get to see Trayvon fighting texts

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 9:15am 7/10/2013 at 9:15am

The Judge in the Zimmerman trial just ruled that the jury will not get to see numerous text messages on Trayvon Martin’s phone regarding his prowess at fighting, including texts as to how to punch someone in the nose and make them bleed.

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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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Zimmerman judge needs to read this case on authentication of text messages

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 7:11am 7/10/2013 at 7:11am

In my post last night I noted a near shouting match between defense attorney Don West and Judge Debra Nelson over whether text messages on Trayvon Martin’s phone regarding fighting were “authenticated.”

Judge Nelson stated that there was no evidence that Trayvon typed the texts even though the messages were on his...

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Judge to rule in morning about Trayvon fighting texts after contentious nightime hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:00pm 7/9/2013 at 10:00pm

A hearing was held this evening, concluding just before 10 p.m.,  on the attempt of the defense to introduce expert testimony as to text messages regarding fighting found on Trayvon Martin’s cell phone. The judge previously had ruled that such social media evidence could not be mentioned in jury selection or...

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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

WITH COMMENTARY FROM CHANNEL 9...

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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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In busting Zimmerman myths, Jonathan Capehart perpetuates the greatest myth of all

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 9:22am 7/7/2013 at 9:22am

Jonathan Capehart at The Washington Post writes of Five myths about the killing of Trayvon Martin (h/t Instapundit).

The first myth listed concerns alleged police instructions for Zimmerman not to leave his vehicle.  This is a fundamental myth in the case, and gives rise to a claim one hears constantly and to this...

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Racialized prosecutorial indiscretion in the Zimmerman case

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:35am 7/6/2013 at 10:35am

Considering the wonderful job Andrew Branca has done covering the George Zimmerman trial, I’ve been relegated to something approaching potted plant status here.

It ain’t broke, so I ain’t gonna fix that. But I will weigh in with my own thoughts on the...

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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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