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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:02 PM

Zimmerman wants to delay trial for Martin shooting

Source: AP

Attorneys for the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with shooting Trayvon Martin to death on Wednesday asked for more time to prepare his case, saying prosecutors had been slow to turn over evidence.

At the same time, Zimmerman's lead attorney, Mark O'Mara, renewed his request for donations to George Zimmerman's legal defense, which he said could cost up to $1 million.

"The state has virtually unlimited resources to prosecute George," O'Mara said on Zimmerman's defense fund website. "To finance his defense, however, George relies on the generosity of individuals who believe he is innocent."

Spokesman Shawn Vincent said Zimmerman's attorneys want his second-degree murder trial to be moved from June to November. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/31/zimmerman-trial/1879607/

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Reply Zimmerman wants to delay trial for Martin shooting (Original post)
alp227 Feb 2013 OP
Coolest Ranger Feb 2013 #1
AtheistCrusader Feb 2013 #2
HockeyMom Feb 2013 #3
frylock Feb 2013 #4
JDPriestly Feb 2013 #5
Shrike47 Feb 2013 #6
Judi Lynn Feb 2013 #7
bettyellen Feb 2013 #31
Hekate Feb 2013 #8
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #13
Boabab Feb 2013 #23
Ash_F Feb 2013 #24
pacalo Feb 2013 #15
Hekate Feb 2013 #16
pacalo Feb 2013 #18
davidpdx Feb 2013 #21
2naSalit Feb 2013 #27
davidpdx Feb 2013 #29
bongbong Feb 2013 #9
SoapBox Feb 2013 #10
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #11
ZombieHorde Feb 2013 #12
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #14
Ash_F Feb 2013 #25
yardwork Feb 2013 #32
AndyTiedye Feb 2013 #17
HeiressofBickworth Feb 2013 #19
DonCoquixote Feb 2013 #20
Boabab Feb 2013 #22
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #26
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #28
Shilo Feb 2013 #30
eggplant Feb 2013 #33

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:10 PM

1. I'm not going to shed a tear over his lying tail

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:10 PM

2. Of course he wants to delay it.

He knows he's fucked.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:14 PM

3. Afraid?

There is a bill in Florida legistature to repeal Stand Your Ground. GUESS what Party Rep sponsored this?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:20 PM

4. they need more time to get more money..

I would imagine most of the pro-Zimmerman folks are flat busted after blowing any extra cash on AR-15s last month.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:28 PM

5. Looks like O'Mara doesn't want to break the bad news to his client, Zimmerman.

Oh, dear! Zimmerman's case must be worse than even I thought. He is hoping that witnesses' memories will be dimmed. This is not justice for the Martin family.

Zimmerman should just plead to a lesser charge and be done with it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:29 PM

6. Sure sounds like time for fund-raising to me.

This is not a case with endless amounts of evidence. Should take less than a week to try (but I bet it won't; got to waste a lot of time basking in the media spotlight).

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:43 PM

7. If he doesn't have enough donations, why wouldn't he accept the "court-appointed" attorney?

Isn't that the OTHER choice offered?

Otherwise, he could postpone his trial indefinitely, claiming he's waiting on additional contributions to his defense fund.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:33 AM

31. and this attorney offered to do it pro bono.....when he found out his client had loads of donations

he was hiding from both himself and the court, he decided to start billing him.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:02 PM

8. Let public memories fade.....

Let this murder be buried beneath the news of the hundreds and hundreds of others happening all around us.

I need an anti-nausea pill.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:34 PM

13. Yeah, I predicted they were going to stall this as long as possible

and then probably do a plea deal...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:20 AM

23. Why should the prosecution agree to a plea?

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Response to Boabab (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:54 AM

24. Because they want to go easy on him

Read about the case.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:04 PM

15. They're afraid of the growing disgust toward the gun culture.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:11 PM

16. If I were they, I'd be afraid of that too

I think there's a lot less sympathy toward those ALEC-written laws than there was before. Or at least I hope so.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:26 PM

18. Surely the judge sees what the motivation is; at this point there will never be enough time for

public opinion to soften on gun-happy attitudes. No point in delaying the inevitable. Right is right & wrong is wrong; getting more time isn't going to change that.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:22 PM

21. I had the same thought when I read this

It has already been a year and I'm betting they are going to try to push it for two. I can't remember if he is in custody or not.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:24 AM

27. I think he's home enjoying his isolation in style

and the judge might be friends with his daddy, the retired judge, and for more evidence to find it's way to "lost" perhaps? I don't trust much of what passes for a judicial system there. It would make me feel differently if he got what's really due him and soon. The answer to the delay should be "Hell no!" For all the reasons mentioned above on this thread.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #27)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:53 AM

29. That's what I thought too

I had lost track of what was going on since it's been dragged out. All the shootings late last year and early this year along with the election. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if the guy is acquitted. He'll be put in the same category as OJ, Drew Peterson, Scott Peterson, and Casey Anthony.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:14 PM

9. Could be a case of shearing the sheep

 

The attorneys might be asking for more time just to rack up hours. They might be seeing the amounts of dough being coughed up by the reich-wing sheep to ZimmerMurderer's "defense fund", and want their cut.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:24 PM

10. Fuck this killer...

his ass belongs in jail for MURDER.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:31 PM

11. O'Mara could go pro bono

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:34 PM

12. Situations like this make think not having private defense attorneys is a good idea.

The existence of private defense attorneys is in opposition to the abstract concept of justice, in my opinion. The more money one has, the better and more defense attorneys one can afford, the better and more defense attorneys one has, the more likely one is to be found innocent.

Justice is supposed to be blind, but the existence private defense attorneys removes her blindfold.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:36 PM

14. Where is the comment from our pro-Zimmerman contingent on DU?

I haven't seen any of them for awhile, and there's *always* at least one...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:04 AM

25. They are still here...

They just moved on to more fashionable racist right wing nuttery.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:49 AM

32. Some have been banned recently by Admin after their OTT defense of guns and gun violence.

Whatever it takes, I say.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:24 PM

17. Relying on the "Generosity" of Those Who Want it to be Open Season on Minorities

Not enough of them, you say?


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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:05 PM

19. Justice delayed

is justice denied -- just my opinion.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:08 PM

20. I am so sure this has NOTHING

to do with the 2014 elections, right?

I bet Rick Scott pardons this asshole to appeal to the white sheet brigade, of which Florida has a LOT of.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:18 AM

22. I get nauseous everytime I see this killer's name in the media

Stop the delays, get the trial over with, and then throw him in in jail.

This travesty has gone on long enough.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:11 AM

26. Can't he just take responsibility for what he did and plead guilty?

And spare the Martin family the agony of a trial.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:05 AM

28. Didn't the cops

Kind of screw things up too? They weren't thorough enough IMO of the case. Almost like the JonBenét case where they let people over the house before the body was found. Her father found her in the cellar even though the police had been at the house for some time. I think the prosecution doesn't mind the delay.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:23 AM

30. I hope they get no futher delays or money for this slime and his attorneys.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:13 PM

33. Maybe they are wrangling for a change of venue to Steubenville. n/t

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