Two pieces of compelling photo evidence emerged recently that will certainly be part of the George Zimmerman legal trial: a recent photo of Trayvon Martin from a twitter account showing him emitting a cold stare at the camera as he flips the bird; and an immediate post-shooting photo taken of Zimmerman’s bloody head, proof that he had indeed been assaulted in the moments leading to the fatal shooting.
The zealous neighborhood patrol also made a significant speech apologizing to the family from a bulletproof vest and chains, firmly placing himself in the role of do-gooder with a conscience that signals the defense’s strategy of making their client an upstanding member of of the community who got in over his head playing superhero. Both Zimmerman and Martin are likely to come away looking like belligerents, with the prosecution’s best evidence being the 911 recording where Zimmerman refuses to stop following the teen after being firmly told not to.
Yet in the wake of all these facts, Zimmerman’s website has received more than $204,000 in online donations. This isn’t sitting well with Judge Kenneth Lester Jr., who ordered the site shuttered in the wake revelations that the public might… *gasp* …be watching, nay participating closely in Zimmerman’s ultimate fate. see more…
Special prosecutor Angela Corey (who obviously has a bone to pick and has been described as “aggressive”) announced in a press conference Wednesday evening that George Zimmerman was being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26 in Sanford, Florida.
George Zimmerman’s (new) lawyer, Mark O’Mara — a Local 6 legal expert — told press that the 28-year-old suspect turned himself in.
“I’m expecting a lot of work and hopefully justice in the end,” said O’Mara, describing a phone call with his client. He added, “He’s frightened.” see more…
George Zimmerman might have a little more explaining to do about the scuffle that led to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. ABC has police video from the Sanford, Florida precinct Zimmerman was booked in which shows him without any apparent injuries (and looking much more buff than that portly photo floating around since 2005). He was supposed to have received a nasty broken nose and of course he stated the back of his head banged against the ground, but as they say the pictures speak for themselves.
This latest evidence is on top of the damning 9/11 recording between Zimmerman and a dispatcher, where he continued his pursuit of the teen after he was told “we don’t need you to do that.”
Police are still mulling charges in the case, possibly homicide/negligent manslaughter.
UPDATE: A photo of Zimmerman with a bloody head has turned up, proving this is why they call it “due process”.