Bombshell in George Zimmerman case
Defense attorney: State's star witness caught in a lie
- Duration 6:52
- Date Mar 6, 2013
Defense attorney: State's star witness caught in a lie
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Kelly scores back in session on the docket today potential bombshell ahead of the George Zimmerman murder trial which is scheduled for June.
With the defense now saying the State's most important witness the only year witness to the confrontation between the two men at issue.
She's the woman identified as -- -- Martin's girlfriend has been caught in a lie and the big one.
And that could cast doubt on the rest of her testimony in this case including what she told prosecutors about a phone call she had with the victim -- -- -- Right before he was shot and killed by Zimmerman a neighborhood -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Okay.
-- calling him good and saying no answer from the man is there and years and well you -- that came home from my phone -- it that he would.
Grants and Arthur Gaza former prosecutor now defense attorney -- -- -- -- has the same pedigree and so.
That's her testimony she's gonna testify we believe a trial that she'd witnessed the whole thing heard the whole thing the confrontation.
And most critically.
That she says trade bonds said does -- -- why are you following me.
And their wrist testimony is he was not following -- bond the two bumped into each other after an earlier thing.
And that he was not stocking this -- following this -- Now we find out that she was caught in.
They say ally a mistake.
You tell me what it is but John a what is the defense say.
This big -- -- that so the defense is basically saying look we've got one star witness here because there aren't eyewitnesses.
We have an an ear witness as you point out who claims to be on the phone when this whole thing started and the -- stand -- -- -- that.
Stand on whether or not.
George government would be aggressor here and if you -- I -- to grow and testimony.
It's sort of it goes the other way it like George Zimmermann was the one who is following -- -- Isn't big but -- go why did she told was she claimed she was in the hospital.
On the -- and trade on Martin's camera.
She would not now -- -- about something like that is really unclear it's kind of a strange but it's a huge and that's why -- it's a -- -- Let me let me let me let me let me take WR there because you know I see you can wise that's -- -- like because she was under oath when she told she under oath she swore.
That she would did not go to universities at a hospital then the defense asked for the medical records to prove it and only debt then was it revealed that that was a fabrication.
We're not in federal court davis' office Stewart Roger Clemens where music -- underwrote its a crime is this the not a very should the chronicle their credit they let.
And let me just say this -- -- In the 1990s when I was a prosecutor Brooklyn New York when crime was rampant.
If I had.
If I lost every case we want my star witness who had a rap sheet that it was an inch thick.
-- court and one life I'd lose every case -- But jurors and not -- holds witnesses to such a high degree.
Regarding one life virtualized especially it's only about that's inconsequential where -- you the private funeral I would.
I think that I was.
In the hospital I mean that's it's not like I can't remember I think it was me that day I -- -- hospitals are pretty good flurry of difference from a good eye -- in the hospital you're on are a good prosecutor is gonna get over that without really breaking a sweat.
Without really great job used to prosecute cases do you agree with that.
Not she of them may -- -- not see the main -- and witness in favor of that this state but we have physical evidence on the defense side that she have to counter with her testimony.
And if you believe -- -- that think art and on budget and do that.
As you know.
People don't walk into the witness and without being prepared by the prosecutor and they're not a propaganda will spend weeks preparing this woman -- -- young woman to testified that the -- prepared for adaptation.
I don't feel repair her around -- although very much about whether she can say I didn't go and -- you know I was embarrassed.
So I -- but then you know under -- OK but wait at the the defense is also made -- critical decision about stand your ground and and whether they'll argue that law will talk about that when we come back.
-- are -- job back with me now so now the defense.
Was supposed to have a stand your ground immunity hearing before the trial which takes place in June this is -- -- it as a -- April.
Where he couldn't.
Got rid of this entire case if you convince the judge that George Zimmerman could take advantage of Florida's stand your ground law which has been very controversial in this case can you could -- used it this situation.
But any that it was -- it was a shot at a complete get out of jail free card.
And -- it sounds like he is not gonna use it he's just gonna -- to the jury trial and I don't blame them one bit -- because you know what.
Did the defense is winning.
And why did the prosecution had to bite that the apple because -- government is going to have to testify at the immunity hearing.
He's gonna have to testify at trial if they're doing so well pre trial which they are.
And since this case is gonna boil down to Jordan -- testimony burst is this your witness last -- on Martin's -- testimony.
Why should the defense at risk putting Jordan Zimmerman on the stand.
Before the child they don't know if it's another chance to get him off Scot free here are right that the guts to do that -- no judge had.
And -- saying I wanna let you down Lincoln's profile statement.
I agree 100% with my colleagues.
I think I think Jeter I don't think I -- the last statement in the truest one they would take a tremendous amount of intestinal fortitude.
For a judge in these international case to say yes the facts are so clear that he was standing his ground.
I'm dismissing the murder of a life imprisonment charges -- -- killing young bully but I.
I just don't think that they did not -- the evidence is there are so.
He already has he's on the reckon with the whole bail hearing testimony.
So he's going to be able be impeached on that he give me it'd be impeached and he did this hearing and then -- said the trial begins the prosecutors selling bites of the apple you're worried about these young woman's.
Getting -- -- an ally of one thing by the didn't want to penalize attempting such as human.
They are to be there because he took a look at the testimony it is long testimonial to the police that's on camera.
And you compare that to what he said of the bail hearings on meaning there are already some inconsistent statements and government side as well.
But I don't know I mean it was lightning both revered as a bases in the judge is too chicken to throw the case -- -- exactly -- exactly on this all the judges under the bed on a lot.
It's just reality if indeed the pressure from the media from politics -- -- would just be I mean you could tell us.
How do you want still Reilly's program.
Our judges -- think it is.
And you're running it defending him but yet they don't have a couple that's it wrapped.
Up the business.