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So will that interview help or hurt Jordan Zimmermann during his trial joining us now.
Attorney and former New York City homicide prosecutor -- -- thank you so much for joining us this morning graduated so how does government did.
You know overall -- he did pretty well.
It -- to come across as the most warm and Fuzzy potential witness I've ever seen.
But he didn't come across is a guy with anger issues he did -- come across as a rabid racist as you -- portrayed by some in the media and most importantly didn't come across as someone who went out that night.
Looking to kill someone and let's remember -- these types of pretrial interviews.
Don't always go so Wilford defendants we remember Jerry sandusky gave an interview with Bob Costas.
That was such an utter disaster the prosecutor.
Trinity and at his trial overall from.
-- respective from a defense perspective.
He did pretty well -- so -- that particular segment right there we heard him talking about.
The timeline of events so rich he laid the ground work for a good self defense argument I absolutely believe he did know let's remember we don't know what the prosecution has that the -- and we don't know the jury will ultimately credits his version of events as true.
But yes if you were to take his version of events if you were to give that same version at trial and if -- jury were to credit that version as true.
He did leave the ground work and make out what I believe would be a valid self defense claim and if you were his attorney would you have him testify at trial I think he has to testify at trial because.
As self defense claim depends largely on the state of mind of the person who's accused no one else can get into George -- remains head.
So he pretty much has to -- but based on what I saw last night I would feel comfortable as his lawyer putting him on the stand and.
And what about this interviewed me a lot of times that people are advised don't give interviews.
The forehand short why do you think he did this and was this a good idea.
I think he had to do it because the prosecution had released this information earlier in the week which.
You know about this witness number nine he was accused of molestation his -- was accused of the of racism.
You don't wanna have only one -- getting its version out to potential jurors.
But Morton beyond that he has to testify because no one else can say what he can say no one else can give that perspective right.
He set himself and that interview he was the only one that witnessed the shooting.
Right he's only person -- actual shots fired right and he gave it a very didn't version probably a more vivid -- and we've heard to date.
Asked to the specific events I was struck by the fact his -- was being.
Pounded against -- -- -- over and over again he clings to the point we -- head was gonna explode.
-- all right well thank you so much we appreciate your expert opinion when they -- just think it's nice to have yet have.
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