Judge Nelson to Rule in morning Regarding Trayvon Martin fighting Texts as Long Court Day Results in Fireworks Between Defense (Don West & Mark O’Mara) and Judge Over Blaming the Prosecution for Withholding Evidence


George Zimmerman Murder Trial: After nearly 13 hours of court room hearings today … the night ended in fireworks!!!

Late last night tensions flared between the defense and prosecution as George Zimmerman’s defense attorney blasted the prosecution for withholding evidence.  The defense stated that there was an ongoing discovery violation against the prosecution. The defense argued that they were mislead and the George Zimmerman’s US and Florida Constitutional rights have been violated.  The defense also argued with the judge of the unreasonable work hours. It ended with the judge walking off the bench and saying court is in recess.

The hearing was highly contentious, with defense lawyer Don West vigorously asserting that failure to allow the evidence would violate Zimmerman’s constitutional rights, and blaming the prosecution for withholding evidence until early June as to the texts.  West argued that it was unfair to hold the defense to strict authentication standards given the prosecution’s tactics.

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    6 Responses to “Judge Nelson to Rule in morning Regarding Trayvon Martin fighting Texts as Long Court Day Results in Fireworks Between Defense (Don West & Mark O’Mara) and Judge Over Blaming the Prosecution for Withholding Evidence”

    1. Tamikosmom on July 10th, 2013 9:38 am

      What is wrong with this picture? IF the background of one is relevant … it would go without saying that the background of BOTH Martin and Zimmerman would be relevant. There does appears to be a prosecution and judicial double standard regarding the submission of evidence?


      Judge allows George Zimmerman school records into evidence
      July 3, 2013

      The prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder case introduced his school and medical records into evidence Wednesday, a move aimed at showing that the neighborhood watch volunteer was familiar with self-defense law and had hopes of a career in law enforcement. …

      Judge Debra S. Nelson on Wednesday ruled in favor of a prosecution motion to admit Zimmerman’s school records, his job application to a Virginia police agency and his request to the Sanford police to go on a ride-along with officers.

      The defense had argued that the records were irrelevant to what happened on the rainy night when Zimmerman and Martin had their clash.

      The prosecution is hoping the records and applications will support the theory that Zimmerman was a wannabe cop who became increasingly frustrated by incidents of crime in his gated community. When Zimmerman saw Martin, the prosecution maintains, the neighborhood watch volunteer profiled the teenager, followed him and then had a confrontation that led to Martin being shot to death.


    2. Tamikosmom on July 10th, 2013 9:41 am


      Judge Rules Whether Trayvon’s Alleged Past Drug Use And School Suspension Permitted In Zimmerman Trial
      May 28th, 2013

      During a pre-trial hearing Tuesday afternoon, a Florida judge ruled that George Zimmerman’s defense team cannot use the late Trayvon Martin’s alleged prior marijuana use, school suspension, past fighting, personal text messages or pictures during its opening statement in next month’s high-profile second-degree murder trial.

      This comes nearly a week after Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara made the cable news rounds, showing off new photographs taken from Martin’s cellphone, including a shot of a marijuana plant and an unidentified hand holding a gun:

      O’Mara had also claimed his team had obtained text messages in which Martin talks about organized fighting. “He got mo hits cause in da 1st round. He had me on da ground nd I couldn’t do ntn,” reads one text from November 2011. ….

      The judge also ruled that she might allow the fact that a small amount of marijuana was found in Martin’s blood the night of the shooting, but only after hearing from experts about the toxicology tests performed on the late teenager. ….

      O’Mara also informed the court that his team had obtained video of three fights, two of which include Martin acting as referee. “There is certainly enough evidence,” he told the judge, “that’s going to suggest Trayvon Martin involved himself ongoingly with fighting with other people.”


    3. Tamikosmom on July 10th, 2013 9:44 am


      Tuesday, May 29, 2012
      More Than a Bag of Skittles – Trayvon Martin and Purple Drank

      Purple Drank or Lean is a cocktail that is created by mixing Robitussin or other over-the-counter cough medicines with, you guessed it, Skittles and Arizona Watermelon Juice, the flavor of tea Trayvon Martin was carrying that night.

      Purple Drank also goes by other street names such as sizzurp, lean, syrup, sip sip, drank, barre, purple jelly and Texas tea. It has opiate like effects. Some of its side effects include confusion, agitation, and hallucinations among others.


    4. Tamikosmom on July 10th, 2013 10:34 am

      What is wrong with this picture? There appears to be a prosecution and judicial conspiracy in an attempt to bring about a guilty verdict. Why? Is it about a PC appeasing the Black community?

      Zimmerman judge needs to read this case on authentication of text messages
      July 10, 2013 at 7:11am

      Judge Nelson stated that there was no evidence that Trayvon typed the texts even though the messages were on his phone and stored in DOUBLE-PASSWORD protected format using phone apps. …

      The defense countered that its computer forensic expert, who testified, was able to track hundreds if not thousand of text messages on the phone and that the flow of conversations indicated it was Trayvon in context


      Breaking – Jury will not get to see Trayvon fighting texts
      July 10, 2013 at 9:15am

      The Judge in the Zimmerman trial just ruled that the jury will not get to see numerous text messages on Trayvon Martin’s phone regarding his prowess at fighting, including texts as to how to punch someone in the nose and make them bleed.


    5. Closing Arguments Begin in the George Zimmerman Murder Trial in the Death of Trayvon Martin … Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda Blames Zimmerman’s Assumptions (Live Video Feed) | Scared Monkeys on July 11th, 2013 2:29 pm

      [...] Jeff Weiner ?@JeffWeinerOS 47s BDLR: I’d submit, “that there was a fight, there was a struggle.” #GeorgeZimmerman is “the one that’s had MMA traning.” #ZimmermanTrial [editors note, isn't this remarkable that the prosecutor would make such a comment that only George Zimmerman knew how to fight when it was Judge Nelson who unfortunately and I believe incorrectly did not allow Trayvon Martin’s texts messages on his double password protected cell phone that showed that Martin had sent texts about all of his fighting. [...]

    6. Former Texas District Attorney Ken Anderson Gets 10 Jail Sentence For Prosecutorial Misconduct for Withholding Evidence that Sent Michael Morton to Prison for 25 Years for Murdering his Wife | Scared Monkeys on November 9th, 2013 12:58 pm

      [...] As we said above, it is important for prosecutors to be held to a high standard, our legal justice system counts on it. Unfortunately prosecutorial misconduct occurs far too often as some DA’s lose sight of legal ethics to a must win at all cost. Just recently during the George Zimmerman murder trial in the death of Trayvon Martin, we saw that the defense, Mark O’Mare and Don West, were accusing the prosecution of withholding evidence. [...]

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