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Fox -- alert -- back out our breaking news on the George Zimmerman murder trial as day one of courtroom opening statements.
Get started with some explosive antics inside the courtroom.
About what motivated hold on both men.
On the night in question including damage assessment producers is this the sound -- where he's talking about -- Zimmerman allegedly lied.
-- OK I may get to that in a minute.
This is both men speaking to the bigger picture on the -- questions.
About the murder of -- Juan Martin is going to come directly from his -- From those hate filled words.
That he used to describe a perfect stranger.
And from allies that he told.
To the police to try to justify -- actions.
The -- -- -- and decided.
To confront George Zimmermann.
That instead of going home.
Get plenty of time he had.
This is what 67 yards.
Plenty of time -- gone back and forth for four times if you want to.
But choosing not to do that.
Either left and went back or just hit in the darkness.
To see about this guy that he thought was following him.
Mark -- former LAPD homicide detective and -- Fox News contributor.
So the defense they're trying to convince the jury that trade on Martin was wanting a fight was wanting a confrontation he could have made it home but -- she chose instead to linger.
So you can have a confrontation with mr.
Zimmerman in the prosecution suggesting.
Nothing of the sort took place your thoughts on what we've seen so far mark.
Make -- I think that the prosecution the defense they both get a little piece of this pie I think that trade on -- Definitely -- left the scene he was younger and smaller quicker and he had a head start he -- left the scene.
But the evidence suggests that he -- waited or -- to actually.
Meet George Zimmerman who was following him or lost track of him.
And that's when the altercation -- -- so I think either side.
Is barking up the wrong tree it as this far is the altercation location or who exactly.
Initiated it did the fact is is no crime was committed by depositing talking or confronting.
And and that the whole question is whether what was in -- governments had was he was he out to get this you know kid.
Whom he was profiling as the prosecution wants is to believe.
Or was he just trying to protect -- neighborhood.
And things went awry when he started to suffer a beat down as the defense with -- Here's what I want its ads tell the viewers we played at the top of the show a long piece of the opening statements in which the defense lawyer.
It was a risky move and he actually even could described it as something at a considerable risk he said let me try something any attempted a knock knock joke in the second degree murder trial which is seventeen year old is dead.
The joke was knock knock who's there George Zimmerman jurors -- men who welcome to the jury.
Apparently jury didn't laughed Denny scolded the jury I Saint -- that was funny and this is what we heard from defense attorney Don west moments ago after the recess.
-- more bad jokes that -- that.
I'm convinced it was the delivery though I really thought that was fine -- I think.
-- doing mark.
A murder trials no place for -- if that is the joke comes.
NN in an inadvertent in an unintentional way yeah usually from the defense.
Or the prosecution.
In the course of trial it's one thing but this was saved -- rehearsed.
Joke I I didn't like -- I cringed when I heard it start and I cringed when was delivered in the jurors' responses obvious.
That's and that's never the way you wanna make a jury feel you know like -- cringe moment is not what you're trying to -- you kind of bond with them.
Organically -- not in there -- -- staged ineffective.
In this lawyer's opinion but that's my editorial way.
I wanna get to.
A moment for the prosecution where they tried to outline what they say are lies by George Zimmerman.
Here it is.
The defending claims that while trade Wal-Mart was on top eleven.
Straight -- Martins said hey you're gonna -- and -- -- you're going to hear from people.
Who are out there.
He said that at three shots re bombarded he wants uptrend on -- On his back and took his armed police brought him out.
That didn't happen.
You don't see the pictures.
-- -- By civilian.
Who went out there that night before the police got there.
And snapped off a photo and strong.
-- Martin's hands.
And this is all information that the prosecution has worked with the police officers to -- In the many statements -- government has given market to try to attack his credibility piece by piece.
Well make -- I'm I'm not being a supporter of the defense or the prosecution in this -- when you look at this.
What George -- Zimmerman did and what the actual time of death in the movements of trade on Martin on his own power.
When that cease to exist and nobody will be able to tell it and knows those first few moments.
An exchange of conversation between two fighting adults on the ground.
And close proximity to each other can never be stated it never occurred that we do have one witness George Zimmerman who said it did.
And because an -- didn't hear it or see it doesn't mean that it didn't occur so I think the prosecution.
-- really has some straws -- ground there that they're groping for there hoping that the jury.
Expects that every bit of a conversation during a fight is going to be overheard by somebody standing.
Feet or yards.
Or greater just pass away.
On the on the subject of whether there's going to be expert testimony about those -- from an -- costs -- was it shouting something like help help help.
That the judge ruled over the weekend no expert testimony and I just can't make it out they can argue to the jury -- -- but fact witnesses on the stand about that but no experts.
In your decision how critical was that to either side.
Well I think it was huge for the defense the prosecution is going to would try to.
To use that -- to trade Ron Martin noted that the victim in this was the one calling out for help them and certainly that can't be determined to either way so.
It's either both experts testify or neither testify obviously the judge ruled in favor of something that would food it would be.
Considered is the right that the right to rule -- As helpful to the defense for sure -- -- mark thank you co.
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