Sunday, May 5, 2013
Cries for help: Is it Zimmerman or Trayvon?
Defense attorney Mark O’Mara said Tuesday that a 911 call could be the key piece of evidence in the case against George Zimmerman. In the background of the audio recording, you can hear someone screaming for help.
If it’s Zimmerman, O’Mara said it shows that the night watchman was the one under attack “and documents his story completely — it also documents his injuries.” If, however, it’s 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s voice on the recording, then it could show Zimmerman was “acting in a very aggressive way toward him,” O’Mara said.
So which one is it?
O’Mara told In Session correspondent Jean Casarez that witnesses for the prosecution and the defense can’t seem to agree. So, he wants to have a hearing to decide if anyone should be able to testify about the voice at all.
Should jurors be able to decide for themselves whom they hear on the call?
Translation of O’Mara-speak into ordinary English: O’Mara knows that Trayvon uttered the 40-second terrified shriek.
Quite an admission by the man who has been so certain in the past that his client uttered the shriek.
Most of us are not surprised because we figured it out last summer.
We have been wondering when everybody else would finally figure it out.
So, what does O’Mara want to do?
He wants to exclude the tape, so the jury will not even hear it.
There is absolutely no chance Judge Nelson will grant that motion.
The legal rule is that arguments regarding the identity of the person who uttered the terrified shriek go to the weight that the jury should assign to the opinion of each witness and not to the admissibility of the testimony itself.
Notice the disappearing defense.
No immunity hearing and now this damning admission.
Say good-bye, George.
Justice for Trayvon
(H/T to Elcymoo for providing the link to the HLN article)
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