George Zimmerman's re-enactment video raises questions
Legal panel weighs in on new developments
- Duration 7:04
- Date Jun 22, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on new developments
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Kelly -- back in session on the docket today new questions about George Zimmerman story.
Of the night he claims he pulled the trigger and -- -- -- on Martin in self defense.
Yesterday we showed you some potentially game changing evidence as George Zimmerman acted out to police what he says happened during his confrontation with -- that night.
But what you did not hear was how Zimmerman got there in the first place.
Listen to him describe his version of events leading up to the confrontation in his own words.
-- -- -- and I saw him walking back.
That way and then cut through the drive -- house's.
Can look back and you know listening to cut back to the house's poster on the phone with -- -- -- -- from.
Com and then he came back and he sort of walking up towards the grass and then came down and circled my car and I told the operator that.
He certainly in my car I'm here if he -- anything right he had his hand in his waist band and -- It will be.
And they said where are you and I could not remember the name of the street from it because I don't live on the street.
Turning now jobs -- -- former prosecutor now defense attorney and frankly -- defense attorney.
-- thank you very much so we watch this yesterday we watched the extended version where he talks about.
The confrontation claims that -- entry about tried to suffocate him that trip on -- you're gonna die tonight M effort.
And this is his -- talking about the moments leading up to that where he says tree -- on came back and started circling his car.
The advantage mr.
Not to sound crass is that the other party to this event is dead.
-- and so cool contradict him on these allegations well you know.
Obviously no one but I think there's more to the story than whether we have anybody to contradict I think it's evident -- helpful to Zimmerman.
And for a couple of reasons number one book does -- when he's explaining that number two if you compare this video.
With the written statement he gave to police shortly thereafter it's pretty consistent -- ended -- -- something that was new to me.
It said Jordan's government that doesn't I think that in my truck to pursue him because the police the Specter told me not to I -- talk -- -- didn't know where I was I was looking for some sort of street sign that's going to be critically helpful and his.
The fact he also says Brian that trade on Martin came over to him that -- about Martin was the initial aggressor.
And and gotten his face and wanted to know why he was the Zimmerman was following -- bond.
I just wanna play for -- you react rent a SoundBite from the girlfriend.
On it's by phone.
She was a poetry -- and she's the only witness that we know of who will directly contradict George Zimmerman -- trial -- -- here.
Toronto with the guys getting closer yeah and then -- -- -- saying something.
Yeah and what you hear your thoughts and quite a following for wired and you followed before the end that Warner.
-- -- -- We like old -- Say.
We do around here.
She will is apparently prepared to testify -- that trade -- is told her.
Zimmerman was approaching camp not the other way around.
Meg and I'll play -- was in the Georgian Army camp right now I'd be calling paramedics because the noose around his neck it's tightening.
This case is all about credibility.
Because like you said there's no -- -- the shooting so -- credibility is at the heart of this case and I will tell you -- -- the prosecution.
In this case exhibit day.
In this case is going to be the 911 tape exhibit B is going to be the recorded statement he gave -- the police department and exhibit C.
Is going to be this audiotape because the audiotape reenactment is completely at odds.
With what he articulated -- in on one wanted to -- just you just heard it.
I went back and re read the -- 1:1 tape this morning George Zimmerman never said in that 911 call.
That that trade on margin was circling his truck never said.
In fact what he said was -- want to -- was staring out of initially right he's staring -- -- And Manny says -- -- morrow ran away he land.
-- that but that's completely cut forget really important point -- we're gonna discuss it.
-- -- -- -- -- So Bryan's point is that there's an inconsistency between the 911 tape in what Zimmerman said.
To the cops on this tape John up -- write ups of of others who have done the comparison point out other alleged inconsistencies.
You still saving this is good for Zimmerman.
I do I think there are actual consistent -- and the biggest one for mean meg at the issue it would -- -- the aggressor if he was this an underground isn't going to apply to him.
But he says to the police.
The video and if statement that when he was walking back to his truck he called the suspect -- -- on.
Emerged from the darkness and said do you have a problem.
Government said no and then -- on that words the effect of you do now that it if that -- -- or if it is believed that is going to be critical for there -- -- so this jury GA Georgia is gonna have Zimmerman saying that then the girlfriend saying the opposite as far as we know there's no eyewitness who saw that piece of it -- will contradict.
Or support one or the other.
And then the jury's gonna have to draw a conclusion not helpful poke holes and -- story.
But are they going to be Brian sack -- -- -- but but our.
That Zimmerman is a -- -- -- got two issues here you have the immunity hearing that's going to be held first.
And John is right that issues that I -- is -- evolve -- -- one major issue and that is whether Zimmerman was the aggressor or not.
The the jury trial deals with a lot more issues but it -- for purposes of the immunity hearing.
I really believe that this this videotape reenactment is gone is going to destroy.
Is enormous credibility because these videos rarely help a defendant in a criminal case because locks -- into a story.
You can now's -- prosecution like -- over all your glory that.
In -- story and I'm telling you everybody needs to go back to that not 11 tape on the Internet he -- clearly says.
-- on is running away the not one operators as you don't need to chase after him.
But it's got her on -- -- even if -- inconsistencies in his story.
Is that enough to say beyond a reasonable doubt that he is lying about everything and belongs in jail for second degree.
No it's not enough to say that he's lying about everything and we have to look at the other -- it you know when he makes the video I think it's very interesting that he had the two butterfly band -- on -- that you can still see the marks on his -- now the one other inconsistency that -- will point out -- -- police officers that you know he tell you got punched several times and your injuries are not consistent with that level of the beating but we still -- evidence that -- lots more on that -- nature.
-- got run thank you both so much we'll be right back.