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Second-degree murder charge may be hard to prove in Trayvon Martin case
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/11/2743404/second-degree-murder-charge-may.html ^

Posted on 04/12/2012 5:42:45 AM PDT by TigerClaws

Special prosecutor Angela Corey likely has an uphill climb to prove that George Zimmerman acted with the malicious intent required to convict him of second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, legal experts say.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: sourcetitlenoturl; trayvonmartin
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Scroll down the first page and it gets into the law on "stand your ground."

Very likely a judge - district or appeal - will boot the charges.

1 posted on 04/12/2012 5:42:48 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

That is why this case could very well fall apart.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 5:46:43 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: TigerClaws

Trouble is, if you put it in front of a jury, anything can happen.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 5:47:37 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: TigerClaws

Don’t count on any judge dismissing the charges. Judges are not suicidal and dismissing charges against Jorge would be like signing your own death warrant. The mob wants blood. They will not stand for anything less than a murder conviction and every judge in Florida knows it


4 posted on 04/12/2012 5:48:06 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: P-Marlowe

What MOB?

There is no mob!


5 posted on 04/12/2012 5:49:01 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Depends on what the idiot told the prosecutor yesterday ?


6 posted on 04/12/2012 5:49:03 AM PDT by buck61
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To: TigerClaws

Talked with a friend from FDLE yesterday and asked him/her about it and he/she said the prosecutor must have compelling evidence to make the charge. I didn’t agree with him/her. I think this will either be thrown out or he’ll be exonerated.


7 posted on 04/12/2012 5:49:53 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Biggirl

The MOB is on stand-by and can be generated in a matter of minutes. Think Rodney King verdict.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 5:50:55 AM PDT by Josa
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To: Bushbacker1

This will all be thrown out!


9 posted on 04/12/2012 5:51:23 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Josa

NO such thing as a MOB.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 5:52:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: TigerClaws
Let's hope so ... I don't think he murdered anyone

Make sure to remember this pandering non-grand jury prosecution when FL Attorney General Pam Bondi runs for office again or seeks a federal job

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11 posted on 04/12/2012 5:52:43 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Trouble is, if you put it in front of a jury, anything can happen.

The jury knows that they are in grave danger if they find him not guilty.

12 posted on 04/12/2012 5:53:32 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: TigerClaws
I heard the first jurors have already been picked....


13 posted on 04/12/2012 5:54:24 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: TigerClaws

It’s a tough case for the prosecution, but it will not be dismissed. This IS going to a jury at some point. The mob must be placated. The problem is that it seems like a lot of people are getting tired of the mob.


14 posted on 04/12/2012 5:54:25 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: TigerClaws

I wonder if the prosecutor has more evidence than what has come out in the news or if she charged high hoping that Zimmerman will plea to a lesser charge.


15 posted on 04/12/2012 5:54:53 AM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: TigerClaws

Florida is one screwed up state. That Special Prosecutor sounded like she was campaigning for Atty. General. Her continued use of the term “Justice for Travon” illustrated the lynch mob mentality being controlled by Al “Tawanah Brawley”Sharpton. Zimmeramn better get himself a top flight lawyer and get a change of venue if he doesn’t want to spend the next 20 years in the can.


16 posted on 04/12/2012 5:55:08 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: TigerClaws

If it can be proved he turned back to as was going to the truck then it would be he who was stalked and attacked but that is the real question isn’t it and maybe the most critical part of this case.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 5:58:23 AM PDT by badpacifist (Romney campaign slogan ..Complete your left turn)
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To: P-Marlowe

I agree 100%.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 5:58:58 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: badpacifist

the angle and proximity of the gunshot would make the case for whether Zimmerman was in a struggle or not

If his story is that teenager was on top of him pummeling him when they began to struggle for the gun, then the gunshot wound and other trace evidence would back up his story.

Or not.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 6:02:20 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: engrpat

“..or if she charged high hoping that Zimmerman will plea to a lesser charge.”

It may be that the charge can’t be proven, everyone knows it, and the rest of this is kabuki theatre to placate the mob.

Frankly, only two people know what happened, and one of them is dead.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 6:03:09 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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