Skip to comments.George Zimmerman Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss the Case
Posted on 07/05/2013 5:55:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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.....
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But she's wrong.
Whoa, there's a real problem here.
This is standard courtroom procedure, especially in high profile cases.
This judge is a “friend” of the prosecution.
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.
Does that surprise you?
"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.
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.
In the “legal” system, searching for Justice does not preclude piling on.
Amen! The entire prosecution team including the judge should wear kangaroo costumes.
Now what did innocent kangaroos ever do to deserve that.
Evidence? What does any of that have to do with a sacrifice to the gods of political correctness?
The “irony” argument is meaningless.
“She could care less”
You must mean that she couldn’t care less. Right?
Yep, he’s right. One guy is dead, and the attorney who claims to be trying to get him justice, is a...
No way THIS weak kneed judge was going to buck the p.c. tidal wave that Zimmerman is being drowned by.
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