The prosecution got a good win today. They made the defense self defense expert look shaky, IMO.
Still think this *should* be a slam dunk for the defense. They're forensic expert was devastating to the prosecution.
Anyone think Zimmerman is going to testify?
It seems to me he wants to! But it looks like his attorne's are saying not to, and who can blame them?
So HR. You may know, or ask Mrs, HR. Why are people talking about a mistrial here?
Are they assuming that the judge was asking in front of the jury or something?
Just asked the wife.
If the jury was present, that's a HUGE botch on the judges part. The defense is right, he does have an absolute right to remain silent.
This could be cause for a mistrial on appeal. She isn't going to declare a mistrial herself.
It doesn't appear as if the jury was present. So unless there is some other issue (her asking before the trial was over) I don't know why people were saying that.
I was watching Fox tonight (something I haven't done since election night) because I knew they'd be talking about it. It appears the prosecution is looking to have the jury consider lesser charges. May mean nothing, or could mean the fell none too good about it, I think the forensic expert blew every theory they had apart.
If in the 11th hour, a prosecutor is seeking lesser charges, it means they're not confident they're going to get a conviction on the charges before the court now.
If he's found not guilty, they cannot come back and charge him with anything so they have to try and amend the charge or offer up the lesser charge now.