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George Zimmerman Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss the Case
ABC News ^ | July 5, 2013 | SENI TIENABESO AND MATT GUTMAN

Posted on 07/05/2013 5:55:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

The prosecution rested their second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman today and his legal team immediately asked the judge throw out all charges, arguing that the state had failed to present evidence he murdered Trayvon Martin.

The judge swiftly rejected the argument, but not before both sides made emotional legal arguments that are usually reserved for summations at the end of a trial.

In an impassioned plea, Zimmerman's defense attorney Mark O'Mara stated that the state did not produce direct or circumstantial evidence that Zimmerman acted with "ill-will or spite," the Florida requirements for second degree murder.

"There is not a scintilla of evidence to support that," O'Mara said referring to the implication that Zimmerman acted out of "ill will and spite."

"He has the undeniable injuries that reference nothing other than an attack by Trayvon Martin," O'Mara said.

"You cannot look at that picture of my client's nose and say he wasn't beaten in the face," he said. O'Mara said the court would draw a similar conclusion by looking at the photos showing the back of Zimmerman's bloody head.....

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: florida; georgezimmerman; kangaroocourt; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/05/2013 5:55:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Judge is workin' on the railroad where Angela Corey is a Conductor.


2 posted on 07/05/2013 5:58:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No skin off her butt. She could care less. Let the jury be the targets of "hoods gone wild".

But she's wrong.

3 posted on 07/05/2013 5:59:17 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
""There are two people involved here. One of them is dead and one of them is a liar," the prosecutor said. "

Whoa, there's a real problem here.

4 posted on 07/05/2013 6:00:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sacajaweau

This is standard courtroom procedure, especially in high profile cases.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 6:00:22 PM PDT by doc1019 (58,195 Names on The Wall unable to celebrate the 4th.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This judge is a “friend” of the prosecution.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 6:00:53 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Sacajaweau
Pet peeve of mine, and since this is a legal thread: you meant to type that she could not care less.
7 posted on 07/05/2013 6:00:54 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t see who the defense can put on the stand that would o more to prove Zimmerman’s innocence than the prosecution’s witnesses.


8 posted on 07/05/2013 6:01:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does that surprise you?


9 posted on 07/05/2013 6:01:54 PM PDT by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bao:

"He also said he changed his opinion about the effect of THC from marijuana in Martin's body. "

Well, there's an avenue for investigation before the Jury.

10 posted on 07/05/2013 6:02:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 1rudeboy

This discussion comes up periodically. The “Could care less” variation is plausibly in the tradition of irony, though it can just as well result from sloppiness.

Anyhow, Her Honor didn’t want the political onus, and there’s nothing that can be done to her for refusing, not even by an appellate court. Let the farce continue.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 6:03:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

In the “legal” system, searching for Justice does not preclude piling on.


12 posted on 07/05/2013 6:03:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paisan

Amen! The entire prosecution team including the judge should wear kangaroo costumes.


13 posted on 07/05/2013 6:04:43 PM PDT by sport
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To: sport

Now what did innocent kangaroos ever do to deserve that.


14 posted on 07/05/2013 6:05:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
defense attorney Mark O'Mara stated that the state did not produce direct or circumstantial evidence that Zimmerman acted with "ill-will or spite

Evidence? What does any of that have to do with a sacrifice to the gods of political correctness?

15 posted on 07/05/2013 6:06:35 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The “irony” argument is meaningless.


16 posted on 07/05/2013 6:07:09 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Sacajaweau

“She could care less”

You must mean that she couldn’t care less. Right?


17 posted on 07/05/2013 6:07:22 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: Paladin2

Yep, he’s right. One guy is dead, and the attorney who claims to be trying to get him justice, is a...


18 posted on 07/05/2013 6:08:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recentI lo colonoscopy...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No way THIS weak kneed judge was going to buck the p.c. tidal wave that Zimmerman is being drowned by.


19 posted on 07/05/2013 6:09:53 PM PDT by ping jockey
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To: KingLudd

Irregardlessly....


20 posted on 07/05/2013 6:10:12 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: Paladin2

Should have been: “There are two people involved here. One of them is dead and was a liar.”


21 posted on 07/05/2013 6:10:14 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: 1rudeboy

It seemed meaningful enough to Dave Barry, I believe, if I have the correct author. Truly, I could care less about such cavils.


22 posted on 07/05/2013 6:10:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Paladin2
"Well, there's an avenue for investigation before the jury."

The Hon. Judge Nelson has already ruled that this subject may not be broached before the jury.

23 posted on 07/05/2013 6:11:30 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: ErnBatavia

“Irregardlessly....”

That hurts my eyes.


24 posted on 07/05/2013 6:12:04 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: ErnBatavia

LOL! I return the floor back to you.


25 posted on 07/05/2013 6:12:09 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, shouldn’t a judge keep themselves out of the trial? Some Freepers now like interfering judges?


26 posted on 07/05/2013 6:12:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 1rudeboy

mine too. I used to work for a very unintelligent person that said this at least 1/2 dozen times a day. Drove me to the edge.


27 posted on 07/05/2013 6:12:32 PM PDT by ping jockey
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This is a great example of the length to which the government apparatus will go to screw a totally innocent guy, because of Political Correctness and bowing to “diversity”.


28 posted on 07/05/2013 6:13:54 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obam a's Socialist Agenda:)
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To: rbmillerjr

A government of, by, and for the riotous.


29 posted on 07/05/2013 6:19:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I understand it's pretty much pro forma to ask, and nobody seriously thought she would grant it.

That's despite the fact that the prosecution's case is incredibly weak.

30 posted on 07/05/2013 6:19:59 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Paladin2

“He also said he changed his opinion about the effect of THC from marijuana in Martin’s body. “

Well, there’s an avenue for investigation before the Jury.”

The jury was not present when the idiot made that statement. Therefore, it cannot be brought up during the defense’s case.


31 posted on 07/05/2013 6:22:41 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Recall some prosecuting witnesses to seal the deal. A greatest hits compilation.


32 posted on 07/05/2013 6:23:21 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Judge Debra Nelson makes Lance Ito look like John Marshall

$$ Nelson is bought by the prosecution and Black Racists


33 posted on 07/05/2013 6:24:04 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me say something here. If one of my children was outside screaming, it wouldn’t have taken me ten seconds to be out there intervening.

Trayvon’s mom says she heard her boy out there.

Did she go out there? Did she see Zimmerman on him? If so, say so.

Fact is, she didn’t go out there, because she didn’t hear her son screaming.

That’s the defense tactic right there.

Defense: “Okay Mom Trayvon, you are sure you heard your son screaming.”

Mom Trayvon: “Ah yes, I did hear my son. It pained me and still down pain me as I look back now. Oh how it hurts! I love my son!”

Defense: “Okay Mom Trayvon, could you tell me what you did in order to come to your son’s aid?”

Mom Trayvon: “Ah, er, eh, ah,... Could you please ax that question again Mr. Defense Man?”

Defense: “Sure Mom Trayvon, could you please tell me what you did in order to come to your son’s aid? You tell us you heard Trayvon in extreme stress, screaming for help. What did you do to help him?”

Mom Trayvon: “You know, I don’t think I like where this is going! Are you saying I don’t live my son? If you’re saying I don’t love my son, I’m gonna come down of this Witless stand and trash you Sucka!”

Defense: “Mom Trayvon, I am asking you what you did to come to Trayvon’s aid, because most folks here can understand that if it was their kid out there, they would have been all over this like melted marshmallows on Rice Crispies. You see Mom Trayvon, I’m not sure you did hear Trayvon. What’s more, I think you know you didn’t hear him. If you had, they couldn’t have kept you inside that night. Isn’t that right?”

Mom Trayvone: “Juuudge, do you hear that man? Do you see how disrespectful he is? Are you going to allow him to ax me such unfair questions?”

Judge: “Mom Trayvon, you can step down now...”

Mom Trayvon: “Thank you your Honoress! Peace and Sohama Sohama Lakem... Take that Mr. Defense man!”

Defense: “Didn’t hear Trayvon did ya...”


34 posted on 07/05/2013 6:25:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: DoughtyOne

She only heard any screaming on a tape recording of a telephone conversation after he was dead.

Trayvon’s mother wasn’t anywhere near Trayvon. She gave him up when he was a toddler. Trayvon was raised by his alleged father’s girlfriend, not by this woman who abandoned him and then trade marked his name when she figured she could make some $$$$


35 posted on 07/05/2013 6:30:08 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: ErnBatavia

Don’t misunderestimate the situation here. It could be hugh.


36 posted on 07/05/2013 6:30:31 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Paladin2

‘one of them is a liar’

Not being an attorney, I would guess that if the prosecutor had evidence that Zimmerman was a liar, he would have presented it in open court when he had the opportunity.

His outburst today seems petty and meanspirited. Is it possible that maybe the law is not the career path that he should be on?


37 posted on 07/05/2013 6:31:29 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: ping jockey
I used to work for a very unintelligent person that said this at least 1/2 dozen times a day.

You used to work for an unintelligent person WHO said this at least 1/2 dozen times a day.

Who, not that, when you are referring to a person.

Also, in what way does 'very' modify 'unintelligent'?

I'm assuming you want to know about these errors.

38 posted on 07/05/2013 6:32:38 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Huh? She was hundreds of miles away in Miami at the time. Traydmark was with his father & dad’s girlfriend.


39 posted on 07/05/2013 6:32:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 1rudeboy
you meant to type that she could not care less.

No, he meant to type "she could care less", which is what he typed, not understanding what he had typed!

40 posted on 07/05/2013 6:33:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t want an interfering judge,but one that ruled properly on a valid point of law would be nice.


41 posted on 07/05/2013 6:37:17 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Pretty good idea. Make sure the jury hasn’t forgotten what they said.


42 posted on 07/05/2013 6:41:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: ladyjane

Apparently there was also a step-mother somewhere along the way. I saw an article a few days back where the step-mother was complaining that after raising him for 14 years she wasn’t allowed to sit in the family pews up front at the memorial service.


43 posted on 07/05/2013 6:42:42 PM PDT by digitalbrownshirt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His uncle made a great witness on the stand. Very credible.

George Zimmerman’s Uncle Testimony: That is George Screaming for Help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWQZKcTTmxU


44 posted on 07/05/2013 6:45:38 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The jury don’t really care what is said. They have a job to do and their families to protect. Their job is to return a verdict of guilty. All this talk of riots if Zimmerman is found not guilty is subtle reminders to them.


45 posted on 07/05/2013 6:49:38 PM PDT by sport
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To: KeyLargo

The best be could put on stand before the weekend


46 posted on 07/05/2013 6:51:08 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: DoughtyOne
"I heard my son screaming," Fulton replied. "I didn't hope for anything.

WTF are you talking about? Can't you read or comprehend any thing you read?

St. Travon was staying at his FATHER'S house. His mother was no where around.

She listened to the 911 tape after the fact.

I am so sick of half wits that can't read or won't read an article and then setting up straw men arguments that end up hijacking a thread and taking it off in another direction with the help of other half wits that can't or won't read.

Understand what you're talking about or STFUASD.

47 posted on 07/05/2013 6:52:45 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
Whatever happened to the truth?

(I've long known that the Legal system is quite a distance from a Justice System.)

48 posted on 07/05/2013 6:55:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's rare for a case to be dismissed, on the other hand the state's got nothing and the ditzy judge was their best witness always taking their side, at times she seemed like she was trying to correct the prosecutions stupid questions!
49 posted on 07/05/2013 6:55:39 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: DoughtyOne

St. Tray’s biological jomama cut him loose at age 2yr.


50 posted on 07/05/2013 6:56:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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