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Sat Jul 13, 2013, 11:17 AM

Zimmerman Trial - Frederick Leatherman post on defense closing arguments.

http://frederickleatherman.com/2013/07/13/jury-begins-first-full-day-of-deliberations-in-zimmerman-case/#comments

Does anyone know which photo he's speaking about
and does anyone recall seeing this part of the
defense closing?

(Comment in the comment section from Leatherman)

Mark O’Mara’s closing was quite possibly
the worst argument that I have ever witnessed.
At times he seemed almost incoherent.

The worst part of it occurred when he showed Trayvon’s
death photo to the jury and tipped it so that Sybrina
Fulton could see it.

She left the courtroom.

Deliberate or accidental?

I don’t believe he had to show the photo to support
or illustrate his argument, so I have decided that
he did it deliberately with malice aforethought.

His defining characteristic throughout this case has
been to use motions as a vehicle to disclose private
information about Trayvon Martin and to falsely
accuse Bernie de la Rionda of discovery violations
to conceal his failure to exercise due diligence in
performing his job.

I shudder with disgust when I hear his name or the
sound of his voice.

John Guy’s rebuttal was sublime. He blew me away
and that is not easy to do.


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Reply Zimmerman Trial - Frederick Leatherman post on defense closing arguments. (Original post)
Voice for Peace Jul 2013 OP
Voice for Peace Jul 2013 #1
bettyellen Jul 2013 #2
Voice for Peace Jul 2013 #3
targetpractice Jul 2013 #4
Voice for Peace Jul 2013 #5
targetpractice Jul 2013 #7
Voice for Peace Jul 2013 #8
mzmolly Jul 2013 #9
Voice for Peace Jul 2013 #6

Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 11:18 AM

1. kickety nt

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 11:30 AM

2. he showed an autopsy photo and complained it didn't show Trayvon's muscle tone or true

size- because he had lost HALF his BLOOD. Somehow, that asshole O Mara thought that helped his case.


He then showed a pic of Trayvon without a shirt- not looking too buff either. I think he was hoping to scare the ladies. But it looked like a cute pic of a teenager to me.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 11:46 AM

3. The scary hoodie picture of Trayvon is quite sweet.

He looks very young and a little bit sad.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 12:08 PM

4. I saw him show a photo which caused Sabrina Fulton to stand up and leave...

… The photo he was showing was a shirtless Trayvon (a selfie from Facebook or something)… The photo was taken from a low angle, and I suppose O'Mara was trying to convey that Trayvon was actually a muscular threatening black man.

He may have showed a photo of the deceased immediately prior… O'Mara was rambling about how a photo of a dead person is misleading because there was no muscle tone and Trayvon lost half his blood volume.

Upon edit: Yeah, what bettyellen wrote.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 12:20 PM

5. ++ Betty Ellen

Last edited Sat Jul 13, 2013, 01:42 PM - Edit history (2)

(Edit for dumbness of previous op title)

I don't know how Trayvon's mother could bear to
listen to the defense, or even be in the courtroom
with the smirking zombified Zimmerman and his
slimy nasty lawyers.

Both Trayvon's parents are beautiful people
physically but there was a way deeper beauty
I thought shining out of them and it was
righteousness. And steel.

I saw only ugliness from the entire defense team
and I think almost every single one of their
witnesses.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 12:33 PM

7. Nicely put.

Bettyellen is a poster who answered your question before me (and more accurately). I was asleep at the wheel.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 01:15 PM

8. I corrected my subject title, d'oh

I tend to read the substance of posts and
not notice the name of poster unless it
becomes a longer discussion, my bad.. I
thought you were referencing someone
from the Leatherman blog.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 01:32 PM

9. Beautifully put.

Both Trayvon's parents are beautiful people
physically but there was a way deeper beauty
I thought shining out of them and it was
righteousness. And steel.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 12:22 PM

6. that photo Trayvon probably took on his computer

to show how hot he was. He was!
Just seventeen, that's a beautiful boy.
There will be justice. If not from this jury,
somewhere.

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