True Story: GA Sex Offender Seeks Re-Trial of Zimmerman

Just when you thought the Zimmerman case couldn’t get any crazier, here we go.  An amicus curiae brief has been filed in support of a motion to re-try George Zimmerman for second-degree murder.
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Not only that, the brief argues that the prosecuting team should be found guilty of professional misconduct (no argument there), that they should therefore be disqualified from re-trying the case, and that a new prosecution team should be selected for this re-trial. And by whom should this new team of prosecutors be chosen? Why, by Martin family lawyer Benjamin Crump and cohorts. Naturally.

Even better, the brief was filed by a registered sex offender in Georgia, a certain Cleve L. Molette. No, I’m NOT kidding.

For a thorough debunking of this motion–as always, based on the law and facts in evidence–check out my comprehensive analysis over at Legal Insurrection:

True Story: GA Sex Offender Seeks Re-Trial of Zimmerman

–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense


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Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense,, 2nd Edition” now available at and also at as either a hardcopy or in Kindle version.

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