Zimmerman Trial: Myth Busters: Did Zimmerman disobey police orders to stay in car?

One of the many untruths in the Zimmerman case that has been vigorously disseminated and ingrained into the public consciousness is, variously, that Zimmerman “chased/followed” Martin against police orders, or that he exited his vehicle after being told to stay inside the vehicle, or other variations of this theme. This narrative has continued, with the …

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Zimmerman Trial: Evidentiary Flashback: Zimmerman’s 1st Written Statement to Police the Night of the Shooting

George Zimmerman fired the shot that killed Trayvon Martin at 7:17PM, Sunday, February 26, 2012. Just over four hours later, at 11:36PM, Zimmerman signed a 4-page written statement recounting the events of the shooting to Investigator Singleton of the Sanford Police Department. Here is a transcribed version of that statement. (Images of the actual statement …

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ZIMMERMAN TRIAL: EVIDENTIARY FLASHBACK: Zimmerman Recalls Fatal Fight to Police

Below is a snippet from the transcript of the February 27, 2012 Sanford Police Department interview of George Zimmerman by Investigator Singleton, the day after the shooting of Trayvon Martin. (Strangely, the transcript states it was taken on February 22, but the shooting did not occur until February 26, so it is likely the transcriptionist …

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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day One Wrap-Up

I just posted up the wrap-up for day one of jury selection in the Zimmerman case.  Some interesting, particularly how effective the misinformation campaign waged by the Martin family lawyers have been at poisoning the jury pool.For all the details, click here over to Legal Insurrection. Tomorrow we do another day of live stream, all-day …

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LIVE: Zimmerman Trial All-Day Coverage (Today: Jury Selection)

I’ve just launched the start of my all-day coverage of State of Florida v. Zimmerman (1712FO4573) over at Legal Insurrection. In addition to the types of comprehensive legal analysis already posted there in the course of last week’s pretrial hearings, we are introducing all-day coverage of the trial itself, including a live video feed from …

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Zimmerman Case: The Five Principles of the Law of Self Defense

Hey folks, A few minutes ago I uploaded up my most recent blog post related to the Zimmerman case at the Legal Insurrection web site. The court is recessed for the day, so rather than focus on the case directly I thought we’d take a chance to do a quick overview of the relevant Florida self-defense statutes, and …

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Zimmerman Case: Experts Call State’s Scream Claims “Absurd” “Ridiculous” and “Imaginary Stuff”

Hey folks, A few minutes ago I put up my most recent blog coverage of the Zimmerman case at the Legal Insurrection web site. In it I cover  yesterday’s testimony of the defense’s expert witnesses on speech science, Dr. J.P. (Peter) French and Dr. George Doddington.  Their testimony was terribly destructive of the State’s expert …

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Zimmerman Case: Hear Trayvon Martin’s Voice for First Time

Hey folks, In breaking news, for the first time we have an exemplar of Trayvon Martin’s voice, obtained by ABC News.  To date, the lack of an exemplar has greatly complicated speech analysis of the background screams in the Witness #11 911 call. Trayvon’s voice can be heard here (note that I’ve looped the little …

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Zimmerman Case: Prosecution Speech Expert: “This is not really good evidence.”

Hey folks, Over at Legal Insurrection I just posted on what can only be described as the train-wreck Frye hearing testimony of the state’s two speech experts.  Based on what I heard live streaming the testimony, it’s hard to believe either of these guys would be called to testify at trial–the blood letting by the defense would …

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Zimmerman case: Out of the Frye-ing pan, into the spectagraph

Hey folks, Just touching base to let you know I’ve made another blog post on Legal Insurrection regarding the Zimmerman case.  This one focuses on the start of yesterday’s Frye hearing to determine what expert testimony, if any, will be allowed at trial on whether it was Martin or Zimmerman screaming in the background of …

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