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    Did Zimmerman's attorney expose weaknesses in Martin case?

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) By questioning a state investigator on the witness stand during a routine bail hearing, George Zimmerman's defense attorney showed some of the weaknesses in prosecutors' claims that the neighborhood watch volunteer committed second-degree murder, legal experts say.

    A judge ruled Friday that Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail while he awaits trial on murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a Feb. 26 confrontation in a Sanford, Fla. gated community. Zimmerman apologized to Martin's parents, who were in the courtroom for the bail hearing, in a surprise appearance on the witness stand. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty and claims self-defense.
    Experts say Zimmerman attorney made smart move - Yahoo! News

    One more piece of the puzzle.

    Your thoughts?

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    Re: Did Zimmerman's attorney expose weaknesses in Martin case?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Experts say Zimmerman attorney made smart move - Yahoo! News

    One more piece of the puzzle.

    Your thoughts?
    Wonder how much bail was granted on other sec degree cases,that ended in conviction by the same judge.that might be a clue
    Listen to your conscience....and let it sink in.

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    Re: Did Zimmerman's attorney expose weaknesses in Martin case?

    The evidence the public has not learned is the distance and trajectory of the shot. That is critical information.

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    Re: Did Zimmerman's attorney expose weaknesses in Martin case?

    George Zimmerman had 50 days before his bond hearing to "apologise".. he could have apologised on his "send money website" as well.

    But Gilbreath also said Zimmerman's claim that Martin was slamming his head against the sidewalk just before he shot the teenager was "not consistent with the evidence we found." He gave no details.


    Legal observers said the questioning of Gilbreath was strategically smart for O'Mara since the investigator's statements can be used at a later date to either contradict other testimony or be used to decide how to question other witnesses.

    "I thought it was a really great thing to do," said Tom Mesereau, a Los Angeles attorney whose clients have included singer Michael Jackson and actor Robert Blake. "He used the hearing to get information that can only help his defense. What was supposed to be strictly a hearing for bail, he used it as a discovery device, and was able to nail the investigator into making very, very pointed statements about the investigation and about what evidence they have."

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    Re: Did Zimmerman's attorney expose weaknesses in Martin case?

    We all know it was self defense with politics evolved.

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