George Zimmerman Murder Trial … Opening Statements Set to Begin Monday Morning in the Trayvon Martin Murder Case (WATCH LIVE STREAM Links) (Update: Prosecutors Opening Statement … “Good morning. ‘F*****g punks, these a******s all get away.”
The wait is finally over, the murder trial of George Zimmerman begins today in Sanford, Florida …
Opening arguments begin this morning in the second degree murder case against George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch volunteer, in the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s defense attorneys are claiming self-defense while the State prosecutors are claiming second degree murder. As stated at CBS News, in order to prove second-degree murder, prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Martin’s death was caused by Zimmerman’s alleged criminal action, and that the killing was committed with ill-will or spite and showed an indifference to human life. Six female jurors and alternates are about to begin their life in sequestration as they determine the guilt or innocence of George Zimmerman.
Opening statements are scheduled to start today in the case of George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer accused of murder in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin last year.
The high-profile, racially-charged case has drawn the national and international spotlight, and for six jurors and four alternates chosen Thursday, sequestration began this weekend. The jurors will be allowed limited contact with friends, family, and the outside world. However, they will have monitored entertainment and won’t be exposed to media reports on the case for the duration of the trial.
Central to the case will be who started the deadly altercation the night of Feb. 26, 2012, whether George Zimmerman was acting in self-defense and whether his shooting of Martin was justifiable under Florida law.
The trial is presently underway. Hopefully this case will be about the law and not about the pre-trail racism that was interjected by the liberal MSM.
UPDATE I: Openings statements, “Good morning. ‘F*****g punks, these a******s all get away” and a knock, knock joke.
I guess we were correct the other day after the jury was finally picked when we said of the George Zimmerman case, let the games begin.
prosecuting attorney greeted the jury in the George Zimmerman trial Monday with a quote full of expletives, while his adversary decided it was appropriate to tell jurors a knock-knock joke.
And that was just the beginning of opening statements in Zimmerman’s long-anticipated murder trial.
In a case that has ignited national debate about gun laws and race relations, Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, is accused of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012 in Sanford, Florida.
Prosecutor John Guy’s first words to the six-woman jury may have raised a few eyebrows.
Good morning. ‘F*****g punks, these a******s all get away,’” Guy quoted Zimmerman. “These were the words in this grown man’s mouth as he followed this boy that he didn’t know. Those were his words, not mine.”