Yes, as Zimmerman supporter I still do.
No, as Zimmerman supporter I changed my mind.
Yes, being neutral I still believe this eyewitness.
No, I never believe anything other than in 911 tape only.
Since no one has mentioned it in this thread, I would just like to point out that the witness, "John", has since recanted his original story.
He only recanted a potion of his story.
The portion that he knew it was Zimmerman yelling for help. That is all.
He still places Zimmerman on the bottom and Trayvon on top.
In addition, his earlier recollections will still be considered to be more accurate.
Experts in the field, however, have noted that later recollections — which could be impacted by external factors such as publicity, for example — are thought to be less reliable than earlier memories. And the addition of post-event information into the memory reconstruction process, normally unbeknownst to the person, is one reason why psychologists believe that eyewitness testimony can often be unreliable.
Experts Weigh in After Four Witnesses in Trayvon Martin Case Change Story
The burden of proof is always on the prosecutor.
The defense only has to make a "showing" to generate the self-defense jury instruction.
"Bread goes in, toast pops up. You can't explain that." - Bill O'Reilly
The defendant has the burden of proving his or her affirmative defenses.
Hough v. Menses, 95 So.2d 410 (Fla. 1957)
First Union Nat. Bank of Fla. v. Ruiz, 785 So.2d 589 (Fla. App. 5 Dist. 2001)
Gilreath v. General Elec. Co., 751 So.2d 705 (Fla. App. 5 Dist. 2000)
Bankers Ins. Co. v. Thomas, 684 So.2d 246 (Fla. App. 2 Dist. 1996)
Public Health Trust of Dade County v. Holmes, 646 So.2d 266 (Fla. App. 3 Dist. 1994)
It was a fist fight...........