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-- because court is back in session on the docket today that case and what it means -- -- just on court this morning for mr.
Turning now Mercedes -- Fox News legal analyst and -- Jenkins who's a former prosecutor.
So Mark O'Meara the defense attorney stood up and said to the judge I have jacked I don't want you asking mr.
Zimmerman directly whether he is waving anything waiving the right to an immunity trial.
-- anything or preserving all right so while we get to trial we may or may not claim immunity.
And and -- -- But the judge said all -- -- and she specifically asked him and Zimmerman whether he was waiving his right to this immunity.
And he said yes that's right so what does that mean -- And I'm not only that -- -- specifically asking an easy your decision.
Are you making his decision after consulting with your attorney on your own and he said yes.
But he did with only about the free trial in -- hearing he wasn't -- evil enemy hearing all together and say he's never going to try to raise this issue again an earlier motion.
I should say now he has made the decision is on the record a fool not seek immunity before trial in this case it was more districts to move any.
All else for -- did he give something up that he didn't have to give up.
-- I think it was a brilliant move that he actually chose to do this because one.
He stole his car at this point at that point the prosecutor would know how they would proceed any and if you because obviously would be testifying to the center of this pre hearing issue.
So basically -- we welcome races later raise it up to the prosecution's case comes forward.
And then at least we get deceived their cards first before we raise our differences but.
C cards I mean we weren't segments on the show would be.
Showing Zimmerman on camera -- video walking the police through the crime scene giving his account I mean.
How much more could you give it -- -- he if he'd just done an immunity hearing prior to that could prevent.
It from ever having to -- of the merger he has talked a lot in in some circumstances I'm not sure how much control O'Meara has had over his conversations and interviews that he has getting.
In your clip earlier O'Meara said -- -- -- wants to go for jury he wants his case decided before a jury.
I don't think I think I think he wants to make another statement on the record and have the prosecutor be -- to come back and six weeks.
And cross examine him on every day he -- every inning and he 66 weeks prior -- the trap.
Basically do what happened put on a -- Trout and on editing.
And video -- -- showing that is Zimmerman.
Explaining to the police how everything went down in my feeling as a lawyer I don't how Mercedes is.
He he's already done that's not examine it was quiet.
I'm -- -- -- -- he -- did it why don't we do to get an immunity hearing at least given to more bites of the apple pick up with that question.
Right after this break.
The state -- -- with me now feeds Jenkins as well so so pick it up there because he's RD.
On camera telling his story why not give a shot at getting immunity -- fails then -- -- for the jury.
Well because he's not under oath and that's really critical here because if you have an absurd state court statement that's under both.
Then there's obviously a lot of -- a lot of impeachment evidence that can come -- But he's not he's not under -- he's giving self serving evidence that what the prosecutor can't really do anything with but he's under coach he's before that judge.
Being single pretty -- -- all litigators here you know that they can happen especially when it's a courtroom setting as opposed to I've got a few cameras here got some -- up pretty well coached.
Things can go very different in a courtroom so statistically just made more sense for the defense attorneys that you know -- forewarned is more -- I have this and taken the stand.
The prosecution knows what it's going to testify -- the -- to stand that the judge denies any at stake the stand in the at Larry we're gonna have -- -- big -- And I don't they don't have it may he has not been cross examined.
If you want to take this any any hearing -- be cross examined by the state relentlessly he has not been subjected to any kind of cross examined it.
-- examination yet to this point I think you know and his.
Lawyers still stand up after the prosecution rests -- his lawyers -- revelers still stand up and say judge we move for dismissal on the grounds of immunity -- -- the prosecution.
Has -- proven their case and this man should be immune from crossing I.
And what he's going to do with he's gonna make a motion during the trial and say at this point we would like to have as a stand your ground hearing a senior Graham motion.
Eating pizza eating do it after the closing statements because they -- remember.
This this -- -- immunity if only a bar against prosecuting him only.
He's also -- off from civil liability.
Had he is the best option resentment that's what I want them most before LA -- Mercedes.
-- -- transformations are jurors government over a hundred pounds he's put on since literally the minute the whole process is very stressful on anybody's and it.
-- -- happens when you're hiding he's been hiding all these months and he's really not out about he's he's pretty afraid for his life and rightfully so he's got a lot of death threats against them.
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