Evidence Expert says it jibes with what Zimmerman said

 

George Zimmerman Trial Expert Says Evidence Coincides With Neighborhood Watchman’s Account

AP  |  By MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWER Posted: 07/09/2013 1:05 pm EDT  |  Updated: 07/10/2013 7:56 pm EDT

 

SANFORD, Fla. — An expert on gunshot wounds hired by the defense testified Tuesday that George Zimmerman’s account of how he fatally shot Trayvon Martin is consistent with the forensic evidence.

Dr. Vincent Di Maio said that the trajectory of the bullet and gun powder on Martin’s body support Zimmerman’s version that Martin was on top of him when Zimmerman fired his gun into Martin’s chest. The gun’s muzzle was against Martin’s clothing and it was anywhere from two to four inches from Martin’s skin, he said.

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES

“This is consistent with Mr. Zimmerman’s account that Mr. Martin was over him, leaning forward at the time he was shot,” said Di Maio, the former chief medical examiner in San Antonio.

The pathologist also said it was likely Martin was conscious for 10 to 15 seconds after the shooting as a reserve supply of oxygen ran out of his body, and during that time it was possible for him to have moved his arms. Zimmerman’s account that he had placed Martin’s arms out to his sides after the shooting contradicts a photo taken after the shooting that shows Martin’s arms under his body. Defense attorneys contend Martin moved his arms.

Di Maio also explained that if clothes taken into evidence are wet and packaged in plastic bags, and not paper bags, it can ruin the samples since “bacteria multiplies and you get mold and it stinks to high heaven.” Defense attorneys believe DNA evidence found on Martin’s hooded sweatshirt and undershirt was degraded since the clothing wasn’t packaged properly.

Earlier in the morning, Judge Debra Nelson considered prosecutors’ request to bar the defense from showing animation depicting the fight between Martin and Zimmerman. Nelson held an evidence hearing with jurors out of the courtroom, but ultimately postponed her decision and more arguments on the matter until later in the afternoon.

Prosecutors object to the animation, saying it isn’t an accurate depiction.

Defense attorneys called the man who created the animation to testify. To recreate the fight, Daniel Schumaker went to the crime scene and had employees in motion-capture suits re-enact what happened based on coroner photographs, police reports, the coroner’s report, witness depositions and photos taken by responding police officers, he said.

The fight took place on a dark, rainy night in February 2012 and there were no eyewitnesses who saw the entire fight. Several witnesses saw and heard parts of the struggle that left Martin dead with a bullet in his heart.

Testimony in previous days has focused on a 911 call that captures screams from the struggle between Martin and Zimmerman.

Convincing the jury of who was screaming for help on the tape has become the primary goal of prosecutors and defense attorneys because it would help jurors evaluate Zimmerman’s self-defense claim. Relatives of Martin’s and Zimmerman’s have offered conflicting opinions about who is heard screaming.

Zimmerman’s mother and uncle testified last Friday it was Zimmerman screaming, while Martin’s mother and brother also took the witness stand last Friday to say the voice belongs to Martin. Martin’s father testified Monday that he initially couldn’t tell if the screams came from his son, but later decided they did.

Zimmerman himself once said during a police interview that the screams didn’t sound like him, though he and his family later said the screams were his.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and says he shot Martin in self-defense during a scuffle in the townhome complex where he lived. Martin was there visiting his father and his father’s fiancee.

Advertisements

Eric the Hypocrite Racist Head of Dept of Injustice

FBI records: agents found no evidence that Zimmerman was racist

 
email this story print this story jump to comments
 

After interviewing nearly three dozen people in the George Zimmerman murder case, the FBI found no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, records released Thursday show.

Even the lead detective in the case, Sanford Det. Chris Serino, told agents that he thought Zimmerman profiled Trayvon because of his attire and the circumstances — but not his race.

Serino saw Zimmerman as “having little hero complex, but not as a racist.”

The Duval County State Attorney released another collection of evidence in the Zimmerman murder case Thursday, including reports from FBI agents who investigated whether any racial bias was involved in Trayvon’s Feb. 26 killing.

The evidence includes bank surveillance videos from the day of the killing, crime scene photos and memos from prosecutors.

Among the documents is a note from the prosecutor who said one of the witnesses said her son, a minor, had felt pressured by investigators to say the injured man he saw was wearing a red top. The boy’s testimony had been considered key, because it backed up Zimmerman’s allegation that he — wearing red — was being pummeled.

Federal agents interviewed Zimmerman’s neighbors and co-workers, but none said Zimmerman had expressed racial animus at any time prior to the Feb. 26 shooting of Martin, a black teen, in a confrontation at a Sanford housing complex. As Sanford police investigated the circumstances of Martin’s death, the FBI opened a parallel probe to determine if Martin’s civil rights had been violated.

Several co-workers said they had never seen Zimmerman display any prejudice or racial bias.

Two co-workers told agents they spoke with Zimmerman the day after the shooting, and both said they noticed injuries to Zimmerman’s nose and the back of his head. One person said Zimmerman was “absolutely devastated.”

Zimmerman told both colleagues that he followed Martin — whom Zimmerman described as a “suspicious person” — so he could tell police where the teen went, but was then “jumped” by Martin. Zimmerman told both that Martin reached for Zimmerman’s gun before Zimmerman shot Martin.

In all, the FBI interviewed 35 people about Zimmerman, from current and former co-workers to neighbors and an ex-girlfriend.

Among the revelations found in nearly 300 pages of records:

• Zimmerman arrived at one of his police interviews with a friend who works as an air marshal. That friend told police Zimmerman was physically abused by his mother and had been estranged from his family.

• The day Zimmerman turned himself in to be charged with second-degree murder, authorities confiscated a handgun from his car.

• A gun dealer called police to say that some time in mid-March, Zimmerman called to say he was afraid for his life and “needed more guns.”

• An ex-girlfriend said Zimmerman had outbursts and sometimes threatened suicide. She suspected it was a result of Accutane, the acne medicine he took. She said he was the “last person in the world” she thought would be involved in such an incident.

• The ex girlfriend said she and Zimmerman had a violent argument when she caught him on a singles dating web site, even though they were engaged to be married.

• Trayvon’s cousin said he would swear “on a stack of bibles” that the person shouting in a 911 tape that recorded screams during the struggle was Trayvon.

Zimmerman, 28, claims Trayvon attacked him, breaking his nose and slamming his head on the concrete at the Retreat at Twin Lakes townhouse complex. Specially appointed prosecutors who investigated the case charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder, which carries a potential life sentence.

The state attorney’s office says Zimmerman wrongly assumed Trayvon was a criminal, and says he did not suffer injuries serious enough to require deadly force to defend himself.

The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI stepped in about a month after the killing, as protesters nationwide criticized the investigation. The original probe was conducted by police in Sanford, the central Florida community where Zimmerman lives and Trayvon was visiting while suspended from school.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/07/12/155918/more-evidence-released-in-trayvon.html#storylink=cpy

Eric “my people” Holder is a Racist Hypocrite

So Holder lied when he said the Justice Dept wasn’t funding Anti-Zimmerman protests. This government is so corrupt its both frightening and disgusting. If anyone should be convicted of racial hatred and profiling its this worthless sack of shit Eric “my people” Holder.
Holder had a shoe-in conviction of the New Black Piece of Shit Panthers for voter intimidation, they had the video but chose to let them go and he was OFFENDED anyone should even suggest that white people suffering is in any way comparable to what HIS PEOPLE went thru. I can barely contain my outrage at the fact we have one of the most hateful, racially prejudiced head of Department of Justice possible. Holder ignores subpoenas to bring his black fucking ass to justice for Fast and Furious among other but he will pursue this like the hound of hell he is.

http://main.aol.com/2013/07/14/_n_3562115.html?13739107589&ncid=webmail1#postComment

Lawmaker: Hire more whites to run government

Lawmaker: Hire more whites to run government.

Video

My America is Dead

The America I knew and loved belongs to yesterday. Today she is dead and I mourn her absence in my life that gave me hope. I never dreamed she would end like this. America, my home, is no more. We are orphans with no way home.

 

These destructive policies were implemented by George Bush.  Alarmingly, Barack Obama continues these policies.   The problem is that no one will call them out for what they are lest they be called a racist.  

Citizen apathy is the nail in the coffin of democracy.

<iframe width=”500″ height=”350″ src=”http://embed.snagfilms.com/embed/player?filmId=0ebc7720-a741-11e0-89c3-0026bb61d036&w=500&#8243; frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”>

[snagfilm id=”0ebc7720-a741-11e0-89c3-0026bb61d036″]

Justice Has No Bearing on Who “Wins” in Court

I know everyone wants to, NEEDS TO, believe that if we ever end up in court on an issue of law, but ESPECIALLY issues of law that can have the effect of depriving us of our freedom, that JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL.   Lol.  Nothing like delusional thinking to make someone’s day.

First let’s clear up some confusion.  What is JUST or What is LEGAL has absolutely no bearing on the outcome of a trial.   If you can trick someone into a legal GOTCHA area – YOU WIN!   It’s a sort of sandtrap you want to avoid.

It helps if you think of it as a Modern-Day Cops and Robbers for Adults.

The Cast of Characters and the Game Plan/Object of the Game

The object of the game is to  play the game until such time as the Sneakiest Player  can WIN by hook or CROOK or whatever dirty trick necessary to prevail. 

Unlike most other games, In Court the Object of the Game IS NOT to WIN FAIRLY — its to WIN AT ANY COST.

A Few TIPS:  Do Not “Play” with false assumptions.   Do Not Play under the Misguided Belief that the Judge is a man who has dedicated his career to  Law and Justice  such as was true of the venerable and wise King Solomon.

The mystery of the game is WHY IS IT that judges are addressed as HONORABLE so and so?  Maybe they think if we say it often enough we will start to believe?   Repition – Does it Work?

And attorneys, at least one iin opposition, possibly more.  Here’s an example: Mr. Slime E Prosecutor, ESQuire – see he’s not a sleazy huckster he’s ESQUIRE.

The game usually starts off with lots of mud slinging and legal posturing and also a round or two of ducking and dodging the truth.  Eventually after all parties have exhausted themselves preparing endless “Briefs” (which are rarely if ever Brief) and the attorneys have sent out their syatements for  LOTS of BILLABLE HOURS and other Blah Blah aka Legal MumboJumbo HIZZONER will declare the WINNER who WILL PREVAIL over the less fortunate LOSERS (probably You and Me).

But don’t worry, there are plenty of others out there more than willing to test their metal against yours.  In no time at all you will once again be playing the game of Keep Away [Justice].

Meanwhile —

Have another toast to the Great American Way.

America Land of the Purportedly Free and Home of the Deluded

 



Abortion Made Illegal: Mississippi’s Personhood Initiative

Abortion Made Illegal: Mississippi’s Personhood Initiative.

 

 

Dare we hope that such a moral and responsible change actually has a chance to succeed?