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Kelly scores back in session on the docket today dramatic new testimony in the George -- murder trial for the first time.
We heard from one of those responding officers who was first on the scene.
After George Zimmerman shot and killed -- on -- this case is about whether it was in self defense or not.
The lead prosecutor questioning the officer about how he found -- run mark Martin's body the condition in which he found that the position of the body.
On that fateful night every 2012.
You or officer Ayala -- -- on Martin's body after he failed to get a pulse yes -- how did you do that.
With the assistance of officer Ayala I -- mr.
Martin's body over onto his back.
-- -- relief from.
I would describe it is west the east or maybe it's easier to save her that I -- -- -- was left shoulder and onto his back.
OK so as we're looking at state 77 UN it have rolled them from left to right.
But -- from the left side of the screen towards the right side of the screen yes sir.
In his opening statement yesterday the prosecutor told the jury that George Zimmerman.
Lied about what happened that night including his claims that he.
Zimmerman allegedly ruled trade -- Maarten on to his back after he shot him and spread out his arms after the shooting.
And now they are using the picture of the decedent -- on Martin which apparently we can't show you.
But if we could you would see that they showed his in evidence in a court proceeding today that his body was face down.
And the prosecution is trying to build the clay the case that mr.
Joining me now to discuss a former prosecutor -- Jenkins -- -- mark right marsh and jury consultant Susan Constantine has been it's about welcome Walt all of you.
-- to have it about right thing.
-- you -- and did what they're gonna do is in order to discredit.
The testimony that he reasonably fear death -- great bodily harm in this.
Happen the way he allege that he was attacked by trade on senate investigating him they're gonna move to discredit each and every single thing that he says along the way if they can.
The defense however is gonna say they set in -- opening up that stupid knock knock joke.
That -- at some point it was the head banging on the concrete that could have affected his ability to communicate an effective and credible story.
Are they is the prosecution making its case so far because they're they're laying out the events -- the night but they're also trying to paint George Zimmerman is a liar.
Right and they know they have to do that because George Zimmermann has a built -- vanished in this -- He's the only eye -- alive lacked detail what happened with trade buying and -- in May may affect a moment on that not.
So they know that so in order for -- to discredit can't they have to show he's like so many times.
He's -- -- so many inconsistencies to law enforcement authorities.
Believe he's telling the truth right now the truth is the true it does it change.
Now they are also.
You know paint a picture for these juries these jurors because they're trying to persuade them as well suits and one of the things that they have to do when they're putting on a murder case to show pictures of -- dead body.
And talk about the circumstances they had testimony from this police officer.
We talked about how he tried to revive trade bond market but apparently was upsetting to the family they show pictures that were apparently you have the -- to the family.
We have some of that testimony now so bear -- it's it.
It is somewhat graphic.
This -- -- assist you.
In performing CPR on -- -- Martin.
Yes and what was officer I cultural initially he was doing impressions -- Did you hear -- thing when you were performing CPR on -- on Martin yes sir what was that bubble links announcer.
And what it does bubbling sounds indicate to you.
It meant that.
Either air was getting into or escaping from the chest in the manner -- was not supposed future.
In that context is and we we were told that.
The father came on got up and walked down to -- to hearing more of that what was the jury's reaction.
-- now it's interesting hot they saw him walk out actually.
But there's boards -- actual board -- in front of the gallery sickened nearly see the jury but what I can't speak to is one I saw mr.
Martin walk off.
It with instant he got happy -- was about to happen.
He got up his -- let's wrinkling up his -- -- Welling up.
And he briefly very briskly walked out the dormant -- -- -- stayed there she remained composed.
You know it's amazing the amount -- -- that she had with those photos were really quite graphic mark.
We've seen a very effective prosecution opening statement yesterday not as much so according to most on the defense side.
As the defense redeemed itself at all today.
Listen there and a deep hole from that opening statement.
I mean my old seven year old son stop telling knock knock jokes a while ago because they're lane in a court of law and -- second degree murder case.
They are offensive and ineffective at best.
That being said the opening statement is just what the evidence will show and the defense has a lot that they're going to present to this jury that I think -- help them create reasonable doubt.
You know they say never get a second chance to make a first impression.
And we're -- -- much of Don west today want to pick it up there right after the break.
I think it -- now with -- Jenkins and whether the defense team.
How bad did -- -- yesterday.
It was pretty significant because the fact that they would like to get away from -- case which they can't.
If the fact they trade on it was a high school student walking home with some snacks and no way I think -- -- was shot and killed.
And so here's that emotional aspect it's going to resonate we have these jurors five of six of them are mothers.
But -- don't -- before could that -- -- -- move on from from that that that pictures that they showed in court showed.
The trade on Martin was 300 feet from his home at the time the confrontation happened and we did see Don -- in the opening statement.
He he could have gone home he's suggesting -- the jury is was -- teenager yes but it was a teenager who was looking for trouble.
Because he -- just mean it's the length of a football field that's how far away was from his house that mark.
-- one thing that does not lie which is where I would start within the defense case is you've got significant injury to the head.
You've got to really significant knows -- busted it looks bad zimbabweans but those -- self Zimmerman states it wasn't self inflicted.
That prosecution pretty much conceded it was the hands of the victim to the question is if this if trade -- was on top of him at that time.
And if this heads being pounded at the space is being pounded.
What reasonable person would argue that they're not appropriate not appropriate to then shoot the person is -- -- here that's the issue that I can't get past.
Here's what I think you're gonna find the evidence is going to -- -- with injuries or not as significant as he has portrait in the daylight might already have them but he had them and then mark when he -- there -- they support is pretty was getting beaten.
Susan -- so don't worry about yesterday your reaction in in your view.
For the defense's opening statement which has been you know -- criticized.
Well I did it tell you I was sitting there and they overflow worm when he said that and and I got to tell you that everybody just kind of gas.
-- let's just complete disbelief that this unprofessional.
It was inexcusable.
There is no reason why he should have done that -- it really went dead flat.
And I think that you know you talked about first impression that's the real lasting a president take a long time for me to recover after that Mark O'Meara is going to be in the -- -- a lot more -- -- -- -- so much.
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