Florida State Attorney Angela Corey in Interview with CNN/HLN Following Jury “Not Guilty” Verdict Calls George Zimmerman … ‘Murderer’
This goes beyond sour grapes, this is an out of control Florida State attorney who should probably be disbarred.
In an interview with HLN’s Vinnie Politan, prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda and Florida State attorney Angela Corey was asked to describe George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin in one word. Even after a jury of six woman from Seminole county deliberated for 16 1/2 hours and came back with a “NOT GUILTY” verdict as they dismissed that George Zimmerman had committed second degree murder or manslaughter. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey describe George Zimmerman in one word … murderer. Really? So much for the for those who are supposed to be responsible officers of the court respecting the verdict of the jury. It is extremely sad that Angela Corey and Bernie de la Rionda have turned their back on Florida law, what they are supposed to uphold and represent and they act like spoiled babies when they do not get the verdict they want. Their answer is to question and basically smear the integrity of the jury and the decision they made. A note to the prosecution, next time prove your case or charge it with something you could convict on. Better yet, send it to a grand jury, that is what they are there for.
How does this woman still have a job? And for those of you who have the opinion that Zimmerman was guilty and should have been charged with something, Angela Corey is a danger to you as well. What happens when the shoes on the other foot and you are on her wrong side? If she is willing to present murder two charges against some one who should never have been charged, whatcha gunna do when she comes for you?
From WCYB, Prosecutor to HLN: Zimmerman a ‘murderer’. Talk about your sour grapes. The prosecution put on a poor evidential case that existed solely on sympathy and emotion. It was one of the weakest cases I have ever seen a prosecution present. Keep in mind, I support prosecutors and probably have only sided with the defense maybe 1% of the time. But this case was flawed from the outset as it was more political than criminal. The fact that the prosecution withheld evidence from the defense did not help matters. Because of the race baiters and an all too willing liberal media that was ready to get a white defendant who killed an unarmed boy, pictured as 12 years old child, the fix was in. Couple that with a doctored 911 tape that portrayed George Zimmerman to be a racist and profiling Martin. But there was just two huge problems with the state’s case that they still today refuse to accept, George Zimmerman was not the KKK, he was Hispanic, albeit a “white” Hispanic and he acted in self defense.
How would Florida State Attorney Angela Corey describe George Zimmerman in one word?
That’s what an emotional Corey told HLN’s Vinnie Politan when she sat down with fellow prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda and Politan in Jacksonville Monday to discuss the obstacles they faced prosecuting the former neighborhood watch captain.
“We were left with inconsistent witnesses in terms of what actually happened and (Zimmerman’s) story, and what we’re trying to prove is that his story was false,” said de la Rionda.
The lack of reliable eyewitness reports and lack of physical evidence made it impossible for the prosecutors to tell the jurors exactly what happened during the fight between Zimmerman and Martin.
“Our belief as to what happened: He chased down Trayvon Martin, he wanted to make sure Travyon Martin did not get away,” said de la Rionda. “Now at what point he pulled out the gun? We could speculate as to what happened. My theory is that he pulled it out early. He was going to make sure he didn’t get away. He wanted to be a cop.”
Zimmerman first recounted his story to police at the Sanford police station on the night of the shooting. He then returned to the scene with police the next day to walk through the neighborhood and explain, in greater detail, his version of what led to the altercation between the two men and ultimately Martin’s death.
Complete sour grapes from the Prosecution
Check out the 4:45 where de la Rionda says you battle in the court room, but after its over you respect your opponent. Then when he is asked whether he respects the defense … he says nothing. Hypocrite, cry baby!
But even after that interview, gaps still remained in Zimmerman’s story. There weren’t enough details to get a complete picture of what happened. Investigators who responded to the scene the night of the killing have been criticized for not only possibly mishandling physical evidence, but for not following up with Zimmerman regarding specifics of what happened that night.
The prosecution was then left with gaps in Zimmerman’s story and not enough evidence to fill them in. Prosecutor de la Rionda told Politan they would have handled things differently on the night of the killing. He said they would have continued to question Zimmerman at the police station that night, while DNA and other pieces of evidence were being analyzed.
“We would have gone out and evaluated the evidence,” said de la Rionda. “We would have sat through the interview with George Zimmerman, and at that time we probably would have sat back and then analyzed what he said. The benefit is automatically (Zimmerman) doesn’t get an attorney, so in other words, if he’s still talking, let him keep talking. And then evaluate all the evidence,” said De la Rionda.