Zimmerman's case won't see grand jury
Lis Wiehl and Joey Jackson discuss the implications
- Duration 5:58
- Date Apr 10, 2012
Lis Wiehl and Joey Jackson discuss the implications
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-- haven't -- that what do you make of this website.
That George Zimmermann is now set up on his own.
As essentially asking for money for defense fund.
That is have to defend yet I mean he's had every right person right to set up a web site.
But with more shocking to me was the prosecutor saying.
She's not gonna take it to a grand jury what -- what does that take anything off the table in terms of -- No no it doesn't so he should he could still talk to Canada but.
Yes he could be what I don't get though is as a prosecutor you want to have that grand jury in front of you that you investigate with them.
They're your friends.
As prosecutors don't people that are in the room right Joseph -- -- there is no defense lawyers -- judges just a prosecutor the witnesses and the and the grand jurors.
You want to happen here what your facts.
The -- one would you believe she may have taken that out of the equation.
Derivative how I'll tell you why don't edit -- on the sounds okay he's a -- -- having fun.
Fidelity here's the way it works on the Florida law you don't need a grand jury unless of course cap -- -- you don't need it but I'll get to the the Lisa's point now aspect you know I'll answer that question but you don't need it.
I am I am surprised though is -- says that she doesn't use it okay now here's why the bottom line is that.
A grand jury is an investigatory body and as an investigatory body was a prosecutor present information and evidence of what it does it instill public confidence sure it's a matter where it's not the prosecutor herself in this case -- -- making decisions it's present it's for the grand jury and allowing them to deal.
S and -- what they ask the question so why not I don't like I mean in terms -- sense to me that you know she has -- -- to say about that -- she -- as you -- a track record in Florida -- not I'm using grand -- apparently -- protocol the way she does her business is that her office investigates -- and then.
After their investigation they decide what I do you know whether or not with us.
If you haven't if you don't have a grand jury indictment.
Then you go in that this say she put that charges read about the grand jury indictment.
You as a good defense where we come back and say I want a preliminary hearing you could get that she'll get you -- fishing -- is everything coming up everything you want all the facts to come out do you want.
Whereas you have a grand jury indictment much less so.
Basically endured chilly doesn't let me ask is what I think -- web -- just confuses me a little bit I don't know why he would be doing this.
-- I mean it seems to be a blatant appeal for money.
When you haven't -- charges anything does seem a little bit maybe wanna get a head of the game one of our view is here metal chef who by the way is the greatest champion Arkansas land actually he gonna.
A who says that.
-- -- -- the site is somewhat questionable against the right to public defense but what real cost I mean what.
Does it do him any good off com to have this website -- and the police think the bottom line is he's not charged.
Yet but -- really suspect that he will now.
Based upon that Jonathan you know that this is going to be the case of the century we covered Casey Anthony OK and that was amazing this is going to be another one of those cases right and it may even have the medical component because I would suggest to you that a lot will explain based upon entry and exit wounds of the bullet.
What where -- -- position when he was shot so it's -- -- be a major case -- based upon that.
You need money to defend even if he's getting ahead of -- is website will not commit to evidence and -- yes -- -- not of them would you believe will be challenged to win.
If you believe he will be -- It and let's look at the stand your ground law and say okay that says he's -- it totally -- If you.
Take that away -- first degree murder.
First degree you think you have and that's the jobs that it shouldn't be that if you take the witness stand your ground line yes it should be done.
What why would -- listen.
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And the indication -- that is because if they did -- a first degree murder then it would get them into the grand jury so I tend to believe.
That it it's gonna be a manslaughter type can start -- -- Difference -- you know at least I I think he's not gonna play I think this is going to be a fight to the -- -- and I think he's gonna claim immunity understand Atlanta.
-- I think he's gonna say I did it lawful way that yes I exercised poor judgment in pursuing an average human only I had Saturday -- -- -- -- the pursuit not to pretend stand your ground if you don't have to retreat right doesn't feel about right to.
We've got his attorneys could well be sitting with him right now if you -- he has -- Say that help him presumably.
If I was a lawyer maybe this is one not a lawyer because it would be a bad idea.
Looked there was nobody else that does some.
Potential witnesses who may have seen only and not seen something in the dock.
The only person who really knows other than you -- similar to what happened is not that -- in my and so.
-- -- isn't there is a reasonable doubt built into this now.
-- and here's why I say good volleys I think that let's sit up and you know I -- -- -- -- out.
Seems -- commend -- former prosecutor right off at the federal level -- that any reasonable doubt that you know you guys know listen for.
But the point is is that I think that's what the medical testimony is gonna play -- the medical testimony is going to either corroborate his story or it's not and I think he had -- -- -- in the sense of whether he was attacked whether he's attached it'll explain how did the bullet going to you can say -- -- -- came back at exactly and I haven't had a voice identification and question is going to be whether it's admissible under fried -- is a.
Created and it and it's about a -- Republican in the problem is that stand your ground law is exactly to put it.
That unless you have an eyewitness to eight killing a phone call -- the killing.
That means anything --