George Zimmerman Murder Trial : Prosecution Witness John Good Delivers Major Blow to States Case Against George Zimmerman (State Witness Says Trayvon Martin on Top … “Ground & Pound, MMA Style) VIDEO
Second key prosecution witness devastates the State’s case against George Zimmerman for second degree murder.
What is going on with this case? The prosecution is supposed to present evidence and witnesses that prove beyond a reasonable doubt that George Zimmerman committed the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin. In the first week of the trial, they have done more damage to their case than help and if one looked at the trial objectively, one would swear that the prosecutors were the defense team. A second key prosecution witness has dealt a major blow to the State’s case. Prosecution witness John Good may have caused irreparable damage to the States case with his testimony and dismantled the prosecutions case as Good stated that Trayvon Martin was straddling Zimmerman the entire time.
“He was on his back. The person on the top was the same person on the top when they were T-shaped to the sidewalk … Like, there was only one person. Then I could see a second person. It looked more than just a tussle. And that’s when I thought it got serious when they moved up to the sidewalk and he was more in a straddle position and arm movements were going downward … As soon as I saw the arm movement that’s when I went back inside. In the beginning (I heard George Zimmerman screaming for help) when I saw someone under the person on top.”
More from CBS News and John Good’s damning testimony to the defense. This was supposed to be a witness favorable to the prosecution, in the end, that was hardly the case. Good testified he saw a person in black clothing on top of another person with “white or red” clothing. Good said he couldn’t see faces but he “could tell that the person on the bottom had a lighter skin color.”
From CBS News:
The altercation seemed to escalate, according to Good. The struggle moved to the cement pathway, and he said the person in dark clothing straddled the other man in “mixed martial arts position” he later described to police as a “ground and pound.” He said he saw “arm movements going downward,” though he couldn’t be certain the person on top was striking the person on the bottom.
“The person you now know to be Trayvon Martin was on top, correct?” asked defense attorney Mark O’Mara. “He was the one raining blows down on George Zimmerman, correct?”
“That’s what it looked like,” Good answered.
Good said he then went back inside to call 911. As he was dialing the phone, he heard a gunshot. His 911 call was played in court as the jury listened.
“I just heard a shot right behind my house. They’re wrestling right in back of my porch,” Good said on the recording. “…I’m pretty sure the guy’s dead out here. Holy sh–.”
Later, prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda asked whether it was possible a police officer could have used the term “ground and pound” before he did.
“It’s possible,” Good said.
De la Rionda honed in on Good’s earlier statement that he couldn’t confirm the person on top was hitting the other person.
“Correct,” Good said.
All of John Good’s testimony for both the prosecution and the defense can be seen here in the following VIDEO’s
WITNESS JOHN GOOD TESTIFIES PART 1
WITNESS JOHN GOOD TESTIFIES PART 2
WITNESS JOHN GOOD TESTIFIES PART 3
The beginning of the cross examination by the defense of prosecution witness John Good.
WITNESS JOHN GOOD TESTIFIES PART 4
WITNESS JOHN GOOD TESTIFIES PART 5
WITNESS JOHN GOOD TESTIFIES PART 6