Zimmerman Trial Day 8: Live Video, Analysis & Reader Poll: DNA Inconclusive & Judge Nelson Terse

Hey folks, Just wrapped up Day 8 of Florida v. Zimmerman, and things went no better for the prosecution today than in prior days–indeed, the morning was pretty much a disaster for the offense. For details on the morning’s events, click here: Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Mid-Day 8 — State Wins Evidentiary Battle, Loses Testimony War The afternoon involved mostly a tirad by Judge Nelson at the defense, and an interminable presentation of totally pointless …

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Zimmerman Trial Day 8: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

Hey folks, Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. During the lunch recess, or immediately thereafter, we will post a mid-day update. We’ll then follow up with the usual detailed end-of-day wrap up, including video and embedded Tweets, …

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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 …

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Zimmerman Update — Investigator Chris Serino Demoted to Patrolman by Superiors

Hey folks, Well, we already knew from Chris Serino’s testimony yesterday that he was under considerable outside pressure to bring charges against Zimmerman: Zimmerman Trial Day 6 – Analysis & Video – State’s witness Chris Serino seriously undermines charge We also know from the FBI report of their interview with him that he felt such charges were unwarranted: Zimmerman Trial: Evidentiary Flashback: Investigator Serino Tells FBI He Was Pressured to Bring Charges But did you …

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Zimmerman Trial Day 7: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

Hey folks, Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. During the lunch recess, or immediately thereafter, we will post a mid-day update. We’ll then follow up with the usual detailed end-of-day wrap up, including video and embedded Tweets, …

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Zimmerman Trial Day 6 – Analysis & Video – State’s witness Chris Serino seriously undermines charge

Hey folks, For those who are interested, my end-of-day video and analysis of the Day 6 of Florida v. Zimmerman has just been posted.  If you didn’t listen to the live streaming of the Zimmerman case, you missed the most astonishing cross-examination of a trial that has been hip-deep in astonishing cross-examinations. (Fortunately for you, we provide the video–it’s worth watching it.) On the stand was Chris Serino, who was the lead investigator for the …

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Zimmerman Trial: Evidentiary Flashback: Investigator Serino Tells FBI He Was Pressured to Bring Charges

Little known to many observers of the Zimmerman trial is the full role of Investigatory Chris Serino. Serino was among the first on the scene, arriving after Zimmerman had been transported to the Sanford Police Department, but early enough to begin interviewing witnesses. We all know by now that Zimmerman was not arrested for the shooting of Trayvon Martin for several weeks after the shooting. The reason is that after having interviewed Zimmerman numerous times–always …

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Zimmerman Trial Day 6: Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

Hey folks, Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. During the lunch recess, or immediately thereafter, we will post a mid-day update (not just a list of tweets this time!). We’ll then follow up with the usual detailed …

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Zimmerman Update — How Much Injury Is Required Before Self-Defense is Justified?

Hey folks, I just put up our last Zimmerman post of the weekend over at Legal Insurrection, on the issue of how much injury a person is required to suffer before they can legally use deadly force in self-defense. I’ve linked it below. In the meantime, don’t forget to join us again tomorrow, 9:00AM, right here at Legal Insurrection for day 6 of the trial proper. As usual we’ll have live-streaming video of the courtroom …

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Zimmerman Trial: Why Can Martin’s Parents Stay in Courtroom, But Zimmerman’s Family Can’t? FL Law Explained

Hey folks, I’ve received a lot of messages since the start of the trial about why it is that Judge Nelson threw the Zimmerman family out of the courtroom, but allowed the Martin family to stay. Clearly both are there for similar reasons–the Zimmerman family to support their son George, the defendant, and the Martin family to support the memory of their son Trayvon. The reason for the disparate treatment of the two families is …

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