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Zimmerman Stuns Court, Waives
Right to ´Stand Your Ground´
Hearing in Trayvon Martin Case

ABC News, by Seni Tienabeso and Matt Gutman

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 3/5/2013 3:01:43 PM

George Zimmerman´s attorneys stunned court observers Tuesday when they waived their client´s right to a "Stand Your Ground" hearing slated for April that might have led to a dismissal of the charges in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin a year ago. However, the defense lawyers didn´t say whether they would waive the immunity hearing outright. They left open the possibility for that hearing to be rolled into Zimmerman´s second degree murder trial. Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain in his Florida subdivision, shot and killed the teen, who was visiting a house

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Below the article they are now pairing a photo of angelic Trayvon with an unshaven Zimmmerman. No media bias there. s/ off

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/5/2013 3:10:04 PM     (No. 9209778)

Saint Trayvon´s family attorney tampered with a witness. What is wrong with that girl judge?
There also apprears to be prosecutorial misconduct, probably orchestrated by the obese Angela ´nigo´ corey.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/5/2013 3:10:45 PM     (No. 9209782)

oops. Angela ´nifong´ Corey.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: metalman2, 3/5/2013 3:45:45 PM     (No. 9209844)

They waived "stand your ground" because this case has nothing to do with "stand your ground". Zimmerman was in no position to retreat so a decision to stand his ground could not have been made. It´s simple self defense.

I believe the defense is correct on this one. To go with the stand your ground defense meant that Zimmerman could have had a way to back out. The prosecution would have latched on to that.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 3/5/2013 3:47:05 PM     (No. 9209848)

Florida´s Stand your ground law is controversial? To who?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: real fifi, 3/5/2013 4:00:47 PM     (No. 9209872)

No. 3 is exactly correct.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lavalette, 3/5/2013 4:16:09 PM     (No. 9209886)

and the fact that this "stuns" the court (or at least the reporter) shows how completely they are given over to a fantasy version of the case.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 3/5/2013 4:17:48 PM     (No. 9209891)

After this case is over some high powered attorney needs to sue the TV network for editing the police tape. Somebody´s head should roll! Who was that other CBS reporter, Dan Rather, that misrepresented news and used a ´fake´ report.?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: miceal, 3/5/2013 4:20:13 PM     (No. 9209900)

When Zimmerman is acquitted of all charges, I hope he has course to sue everyone who jumped the gun and ruined his reputation/life.....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 3/5/2013 5:00:29 PM     (No. 9209965)

Zimmerman´s acquittal will provide cover for the pants on the ground Obamaphone voters to stock up on Nike Tennis Shoes and flat-screens.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: billp, 3/5/2013 5:10:26 PM     (No. 9209984)

Yeah #7 but, as Dan said, ´it was accurate.´

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Reply 11 - Posted by: coldoc, 3/5/2013 5:17:16 PM     (No. 9209999)

I agree with #3. Its pretty hard to "stand your ground" when your head is being bashed into the pavement by a gang banger criminal punk.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: avikingman, 3/5/2013 5:17:30 PM     (No. 9210002)

who was visiting a house in the area.?

Since when?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/5/2013 8:01:00 PM     (No. 9210237)

#3 is exactly right. I think if they left the reference to SYG it would only hurt the defense. It seems that the persecutors (not prosecutors) were using SYG´s controversy to A) hang Zimmerman and B) get rid of the law because lefties don´t think people should defend themselves--especially once the bad guy is no longer in your house. They think you should always run away and hope not to get caught

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ranger06, 3/5/2013 8:17:37 PM     (No. 9210259)

Exactly #9 - with luck on their side the trail end date will be right before Christmas...

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