Zimmerman Trial Day 7 Wrap Up: Prosecution recovers a little, prepared to introduce college records

Hey folks,
We covered the morning’s events with our mid-day update, available here at the link below. It included the completion of cross-examination of Chris Serino, who was more ambivalent today than yesterday, and the testimony of Federal Air Marshal Mark Osterman, self-described best-friend of George Zimmerman who testified about what George had told him of the events without hearsay objection by the defense–frankly, it was the kind of hearsay defense attorneys dream of.

If you’ve already viewed it, be aware that I have just now added to that post the video recordings of the morning testimony, so if you are interested in seeing those, that’s the place to go:

Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Mid-Day 7 — Serino more ambivalent, Osterman supports self-defense

This afternoon’s line-up had a video presentation of George Zimmerman’s appearance on the Sean Hannity show, testimony by a trucked-in medical examiner from the Prosecution team’s home-town who never examined either Martin’s body or Zimmerman’s head, a debate about whether the State could bring into evidence Zimmerman’s college records and police academy application (to be settled tomorrow at 8:30AM hearing), and finally testimony from a fingerprint analysts who was unable to identify the only print found on Zimmerman’s gun.

To read our analysis and access the video for all aspects of this afternoon’s testimony, click here:

Zimmerman Trial Day 7 Wrap Up: Prosecution recovers a little, prepared to introduce college records

Well, that’s it for day 7. Don’t forget to join us for our all-day live coverage, streaming video and ongoing analysis and scrolling Twitter feed tomorrow. 8:30AM sharp for the hearing on Zimmerman’s college records, and whatever time that hearing ends for the trial proper.

Enjoy,

Andrew
@LawSelfDefense
Facebook: Law of Self Defense

4 thoughts on “Zimmerman Trial Day 7 Wrap Up: Prosecution recovers a little, prepared to introduce college records”

  1. GumBoocho@yahoo.com

    I am amazed at how much hearsay, speculation, argument, supposition, and conclusion is being admitted from witnesses in this trial. The witnesses should be limited to reciting what they saw and heard. Asking them how they feel about something or about the defendant’s persona, demeanor, or actions, is just plain irrelevant and misleading to the jury. Moreover, it wastes an enormous amount of time.
    The prosecutors seem to me to be knuckleheads, putting on witnesses that testify against their case. They also have allowed Zim to testify without being cross-examined. IMHO, Zim is an idiot if he takes the stand now.

    Also all this legal hocus pocus punishes a defendant who is supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, by dragging out his punishment. Our system puts innocent persons through the wringer while lawyers make money playing games.

  2. GumBoocho@yahoo.com

    You say “Don’t forget to join us for our all-day live coverage, streaming video and ongoing analysis and scrolling Twitter feed tomorrow. 8:30AM sharp:
    Would you mind explaining clearly just how someone can do that?

    1. andrewbranca@gmail.com

      Unfortunately, I don’t have the link until shortly before the start in the morning. I will, however, have another blog post up here before the court goes into session with all the info you’ll need.
      So, check back here shortly before 8:30AM, and you’ll find the link. Alternatively, “follow” me on Twitter, I always tweet out the link once I have it in the morning.

      Best,

      –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

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