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The Trayvon Martin Case, Update 32.5: The Prosecution Rests; The ME Explodes!
Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | July 6, 2013 | Mike McDaniel

Posted on 07/06/2013 5:44:33 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

The final day of the prosecution’s case remained true to form in every respect, and also provided another glimpse—actually, a substantial look—into the prosecution’s closing arguments.

Sybrina Martin, Trayvon Martin’s Mother: The first witness of the day was Sybrina Martin, who testified that the screaming voice in the Lauer 911 recording is Trayvon Martin. The prosecution, not wanting to open the field to anything she might know about Trayvon, kept their questions limited to only that.

On cross O’Mara tried to make it clear that Sybrina might have reasons other than absolute truth to identify the voice as Trayvon. He may have had some success in that Sybrina seemed not only coached, but potentially rehearsed. She often tried to avoid directly answering O’Mara’s questions and parsed her answers so as not to concede even the most obvious points, even those not harmful to the prosecution. Her overall appearance was stoic, and the potential waterworks did not materialize.

It was clear that she was a prosecution witness through and through–a strangely rare occurance. It’s unfortunate that the jury will never hear that she has already won a seven-figure settlement, and has a continuing financial interest in the outcome of the case.

Jaharvis Martin, Trayvon’s Brother: A soft-spoken and well-spoken young man, Jaharvis confirmed his mother’s testimony, and like his mother, testified to nothing else. On cross, however, his credibility suffered badly. O’Mara caused him to admit that when he first heard the recording in the office of the Sanford Mayor with a substantial number of other people, he told others he was not sure the voice was Trayvon’s, but later changed his mind. He said he didn’t want to believe it was Trayvon due to “shock,” “sadness” and “denial.”

As with his mother, I detected coaching, and his answer regarding why he didn’t identify the voice as Trayvon’s at his first exposure to the recording seemed rehearsed, however, his demeanor was substantially more effective than his mother’s, and I suspect many viewers not familiar with these matters might not have picked up on that. He did not, for example, give the appearance of trying to avoid cooperating with the defense.

Dr. Shipping Bao, Medical Examiner: Dr. Bao, unlike Dr. Rao, actually conducted the autopsy on Trayvon Martin, which gave the prosecution the opportunity to display a wide variety of graphic autopsy photographs so that Bao could, in a perfunctory manner, identify them. The primary purpose, of course, was to elicit revulsion and sympathy in the jury................

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Two weeks of prosecution witnesses have ended without the prosecution proving, beyond any doubt, the three elements of the offense. As they offered no probable cause to prove those elements in the affidavit for the charge (Update 2) this is hardly surprising. In the many months from Zimmerman’s arrest to the trial, the prosecution could find no new evidence to demonstrate that the decision of the Sanford Police and the local prosecutor was wrong. The prosecution was also unable to prove beyond any doubt that Zimmerman’s self-defense account was unsupportable. In fact, most of their witnesses supported it, either fully or in part.

For readers unfamiliar with the workings of the law and the criminal justice system, it’s difficult to explain how utterly amazing and bizarre this is. As I’ve written, it’s as though the entire system suddenly turned backwards. For a prosecutor to complete his case and to be unable to disprove self-defense, offering nothing but theories unsupported by any credible evidence, and for a prosecutor to be unable to offer evidence to fulfill the elements of the offense is simply astonishing. It demonstrates what I, and others, have been saying for a very long time: this case should never have been filed; there is no evidence of a crime.

I expect a very aggressive, effective and devastating defense case. Consider how badly the prosecution did on offense, when they had every advantage in presenting and proving their case. Will they do better when they’re playing catch up?


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/06/2013 5:44:33 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

I thought Bao didn’t actually do the autopsy...just signed off on it.


2 posted on 07/06/2013 5:48:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Uncle Chip

This whole case stinks from the git-go.

I fear that the FIX is IN, though; and that Traayyvoon is a-gonna get hiss jussis!

Should justice prevail here—there are ALWAYS Holder’s boys to keep up the PERSECUTION of the WHITE Hispanic (did you ever hear that term before?).


3 posted on 07/06/2013 5:54:26 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: Sacajaweau

Well — here was the interchange of the day:

Bao: Nobody knows TrayvonMartin autopsy better than me.

West: Except that you know nothing about it.

Bao: Correct

LOL


4 posted on 07/06/2013 5:55:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

bttt


5 posted on 07/06/2013 5:55:12 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Uncle Chip

If you think about it you would realize which one was more likely to be screaming.Zimmerman had his nose broken and his head severely lacerated and Martin was shot in the heart.


6 posted on 07/06/2013 6:01:47 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: Uncle Chip
I got a laugh while listening to the Dana Loesch show yesterday afternoon. She said that it would have been stupid for TM to be calling for help after he sucker punched GZ. “I always call for help when I am ground and pounding someone” Dana said (not exact quote but close).
7 posted on 07/06/2013 6:02:05 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Uncle Chip

It’s unfortunate that the jury will never hear that she has already won a seven-figure settlement, and has a continuing financial interest in the outcome of the case. ............................................That is what this case is really about. She already received more than Trayvon would have earned in his lifetime had he continued on the path he was on. He would have ended up as another prison statistic, or worse yet, a drive by victim. She leaves me with the opinion that all she hears is ka-ching ka-ching.


8 posted on 07/06/2013 6:05:39 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: Uncle Chip

Are you joking?? He actually said that??!


9 posted on 07/06/2013 6:06:24 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Uncle Chip
She often tried to avoid directly answering O’Mara’s questions and parsed her answers so as not to concede even the most obvious points, even those not harmful to the prosecution. Her overall appearance was stoic, and the potential waterworks did not materialize.

It is especially aggravating that she and her husband have been allowed to sit in that courtroom, day in day out, under the Florida Victim Family law listening to other testimony (and being coached/rehearsed by the prosecutor each night) AND THEN be allowed to testify herself is not only patently unfair to the defense, but especially egregious bias on the part of the judge.

To me, this one fact alone should be grounds for a mistrial (not going to happen) or reversal on appeal.

There have been multiple instances like this where the judge has arbitrarily ruled against the defense in favor of the prosecution. She has no inkling of what justice is. She should be disbarred.

10 posted on 07/06/2013 6:06:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Uncle Chip
Something is wrong with this guy. His behavavoir is NOT normal. Being nervous is one thing. There's something else...but can't put my finger on it. His testimony is NOT critical as to whether GZ acted in self defense.

The only thing I can think of is that he has a book deal or something on the side and wants to make sure it matches his testimony.

Did he say he met with the prosecutor the day before for 45 minutes.

11 posted on 07/06/2013 6:08:40 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Gaffer

What they should do is “booth them” so the jury cannot see them and visa versa.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 6:09:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: OldEagle

The prosecution says that since the screaming stopped right after the gun shot, it’s obvious to anyone in their right mind that it was Trayvon screaming. That’s just a dumb enough statement to show the fix is in. I guess that means Trayvon was beating the hell out of Zimmerman while screaming “Help, I’m beatin’ this cracker’s ass! Help!” BAM! “Never mind.”


13 posted on 07/06/2013 6:09:49 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Shimmer1

No joke — he said it.


14 posted on 07/06/2013 6:10:28 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Sacajaweau

What stunned me was his announcement that he had changed his opinion on marijuana’s effect that night. Because he did that the defense may now be able to get the marijuana useage into evidence. O’Mara announced that yesterday.


15 posted on 07/06/2013 6:14:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Sacajaweau
I'm listening to the news. This chick analyst is nuts. Says it's all about race and stand your ground.

It's neither....

16 posted on 07/06/2013 6:14:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

I tend to think differently. I don’t think the Victim Family law was intended to provide this sort of unfair advantage for the prosecution. Only keeping them from seeing the jury or influencing them to me is not enough.

HEARING the testimony of other witnesses goes against all procedure as far as witnesses go. The only one normally allowed that is the accused. This law subverts that and puts someone who, other than having a familial connection, has no first-hand input into the case.

I am not compassionless; I think their testimony should be heard after conviction - in the sentencing phase. But this is just outrageous.


17 posted on 07/06/2013 6:15:12 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Bringbackthedraft

The suit was settled in April. I’m sure that everyone on the jury knows about it. Women pay attention to these things. It usually pi**** them off.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 6:17:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Bringbackthedraft
don't you just love low life's always looking for a free ride.
19 posted on 07/06/2013 6:18:53 AM PDT by gakrak (“If you put the Fed Gov in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.”)
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To: Uncle Chip

I might have remembered this incorrectly, but I think the Judge ruled that THC effects on Trayvon would NOT be permitted. IIRC, this testimony by the ME was given when the jury was out.


20 posted on 07/06/2013 6:21:57 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: Sacajaweau; Uncle Chip

Think someone put the fear of God in him that his testimony could land him in jail or worse. He’d successfully testified in twenty other cases I’d bet he didn’t need notes and had little problems with any of them but this case was created differently. He’d already moved out of state. Ask yourself why!


21 posted on 07/06/2013 6:26:24 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: RoosterRedux

You’re right — she did but O’Mara said in his presser yesterday that the issue is not dead since this ME testified yesterday that he changed his mind and he was the one whose report was used to get it excluded in the first place.

Failure of this judge to let it in is another appealable error.


22 posted on 07/06/2013 6:27:17 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Bringbackthedraft

I wonder if Zimmerman is found innocent, the insurance company can go after Fulton. Martin and Crump for fraud?


23 posted on 07/06/2013 6:27:21 AM PDT by meatloaf (3)
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To: Uncle Chip
Excellent!

You don't happen to have a link to the MOM presser online do you?

24 posted on 07/06/2013 6:29:09 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: hoosiermama
He said out loud...if he make mistake, it perjury. I know nothing.

Thank you Schultz!

25 posted on 07/06/2013 6:31:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: meatloaf

I’m betting it’s Lloyds of London...and yes, they will go after it. It’s called insurance fraud.


26 posted on 07/06/2013 6:32:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

He was afraid.


27 posted on 07/06/2013 6:34:10 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: RoosterRedux

2851 on the long thread —

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3039338/posts?page=2851#2851


28 posted on 07/06/2013 6:34:39 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: RoosterRedux

That would be correct. Not before the jury. But, as MOM said in his dismissal motion, the judge was aware of everything the jury heard PLUS other info they did not and as such should render a dismissal of all charges.

Of course she was about as moved to do that as is Mt Everest to move (and she looks like it too).


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30 posted on 07/06/2013 6:38:19 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Sacajaweau

There is something DEFINITELY weird about that testimony.

I find it hard to believe he always testifies like that.

Might it be something to do with the change of opinion about the THC since it was his testimony that kept it out of the trial during pre trial hearings.

He definitely was worried about perjury

I STILL don’t know if he actually did the autopsy or just signed off on it.

Was he ever directly asked that question ?


31 posted on 07/06/2013 6:39:18 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Uncle Chip

I have watched this fiasco from the opening gavel, and have found myself screaming at the stupid TV.. It is embarrassing how utterly committed the media is to hanging this pour man.. Shamefully, every black commentator, save one, is riddled with race hate, to the point that any attempt at objectivity has been lost...

I fear that many more are like me, and have lost any respect for the entire black community that I have defended for oh so many years.. It is as though if they loose their race card, they perceive that they have lost their identity.. Sad, so sad...


32 posted on 07/06/2013 6:39:31 AM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: Uncle Chip

33 posted on 07/06/2013 6:40:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Gaffer
To me, this one fact alone should be grounds for a mistrial (not going to happen) or reversal on appeal.

Not only will any conviction, if it occurs, be thrown out on appeal in record time, but this judge should be sanctioned if not outright impeached and removed from the bench for her obvious bias in favor of the prosecution.

Having said that, the likely outcome is a hung jury. I will be shocked to see a unanimous verdict for either conviction or acquittal. That's when the fun begins.

34 posted on 07/06/2013 6:40:43 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Shimmer1

The fact that you could read that..and think it is a joke..shows how unbelievable that testimony was...

I am still shaking my head over it.


35 posted on 07/06/2013 6:41:39 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Flintlock

The fix is in? Yes you are right. Zimmerman will walk. The Prosecutor handed the case to the Defense big time. So I don’t know which side you are on but it seems to me that you want Zimmerman in jail. I do not but they way you believe this trial is against Zimmerman, we must be watching a different trial.


36 posted on 07/06/2013 6:42:56 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: JoeProBono

Except he lived 1- 10 minutes after he was shot...

which lead to another unbelievable event..Bernie having to be sworn in during a sidebar.

Talking head believed Bernie asked to do that himself given the nature of the situation..


37 posted on 07/06/2013 6:44:06 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Uncle Chip
Sybrina Martin, Trayvon Martin’s Mother:

I thought her name was Sybrina Fulton?

38 posted on 07/06/2013 6:44:48 AM PDT by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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To: hoosiermama

Three depositions are taking place this weekend — one of them is Crump’s. Expect him to take the stand and the Diamond Eugene testimony to blow up in his lap.


39 posted on 07/06/2013 6:45:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

I have to go back and verify but I thought he said he spent 45 minutes with the prosecutor the day before. I’m guessing...but considering that they told him NOT to mention marijuana.


40 posted on 07/06/2013 6:47:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Uncle Chip

I would expect a motion for dismissal from the defense.
Of course it will be denied, but if there ever was a case for immediate dismissal based on failure of the prosecution to present proof of a criminal act this is it.


41 posted on 07/06/2013 6:48:51 AM PDT by Optimist
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To: JoeProBono

and yet he stood up to leave the stand


42 posted on 07/06/2013 6:49:22 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Thx much, Uncle Chip...and thx for all your diligent work on the trial.


43 posted on 07/06/2013 6:50:02 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: carlo3b

You’re not along. There are a lot of people who have gotten a wakeup call from this trial —


44 posted on 07/06/2013 6:50:21 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: hoosiermama

So the woman that DIDN’T RAISE MARTIN has a huge book deal, and the woman that actually raised him (Alicia Stanley) has nothing. I saw her on Anderson Blooper. She raised the boy, not the mean-ass looking biological mother. From the age of 3 she said Martin lived with her and his father, and was in her house 95% of the time. She also said he NEVER MENTIONED his real mother to her, indicating he barely knew her. I hope this woman gets on every news channel in the country and tells her story. I would suspect the reason she was not called as a witness is because she has already said she couldn’t positive identify the voice as Martin. In otherwords she wouldn’t lie for the State....some that Sybrina the witch did. Look for her ex to file for a divorce real soon and remarry the lying witch so they can really rake in the money.


45 posted on 07/06/2013 6:51:29 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Gaffer
There have been multiple instances like this where the judge has arbitrarily ruled against the defense in favor of the prosecution.

Of course the judge is tainted, but there is one scenario that could be coming into play, a far stretch at best, that the judge is allowing the prosecution to hang themselves, with an obvious trumped-up, overcharged case, that it will soften the final blow and remove the steam being generated outside the courtroom...

My fear, and I am sure a lot more agree, that the intimidation will effect the jury, and force them to hit and run back to their lives... This is our Country, and unless something doesn't change, we are indeed finished as a great nation...

46 posted on 07/06/2013 6:51:59 AM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: WesternPacific

It’s Sybrina Fulton. And there is a question as to whether she and Tracey were ever married.


47 posted on 07/06/2013 6:52:22 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Breitbart site does not post my comments, particlualry when the word NEGRO is included..........anyone else have any problems with Breitbart?


48 posted on 07/06/2013 6:52:58 AM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Did she mention why the dad got custody...it just seems so odd


49 posted on 07/06/2013 6:54:13 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Sacajaweau

You’re right — he said he spent 40 minutes with the prosecutor the previous day but then claimed that he did not tell the prosecutor during that time of his change of testimony.

Riiiigghhhttt!!!!!


50 posted on 07/06/2013 6:54:28 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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