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Response to LuckyTheDog (Reply #35)

Tue Jul 16, 2013, 08:01 PM

43. Arguments like what?


Had the prosecution proved that it was Zimmerman who pinned Martin, they would have won the case. Zimmerman shooting down at a prostrate, unarmed, pinned, kid? Are you kidding? That would not have been an acquittal. The defense would have been crushed on the supposed fear of imminent harm / death.

This is the evidentiary matter I think is at the core of what people aren't getting. There was no narrative even suggested that countered the police report giving Zimmerman's story of being pinned, and the one witness who seemed to support that, if vaguely.

Had they done that, it would have been a very different case.

By the way, the lawyer being interviewed skewered the prosecution for introducing all the evidence of Zim's story. The state was in control of what was introduced, and had it not, Zimmerman might have had to testify to get his "story" in, which might well have doomed him, given his horrible credibility overall.



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