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Now here in the studio to talk about a judge Alex -- rare host of the syndicated television program.
Judge Alex great -- you -- on the -- gray John good was on the defense witness list.
We knew about a -- I found him in my nose three months ago exactly what he was going to say that he was gonna be a terrific defense witness.
Saying that -- on Martin's on top -- remains on the bottom being attacked.
Did prosecutors nevertheless call and even though they know he's gonna hurt their case.
Because they don't want to be accused of hiding so.
-- from the jury that's actually right that's exactly what they've been one of defuse it they wanna take the window of defense -- -- they're going to be a gotcha moment when the defense says but look we've got this eyewitness and by the way.
The prosecution knew about the so -- this all along and they didn't.
-- presented to you which they can do in Florida homes -- in court has ruled that in closing arguments if the prosecution does not call a witness.
And the defense has to call witness with specific knowledge prosecutors can tell the jury which I disagree with.
The wish I had to call the witness even though we don't have a burden of proof.
Because the prosecution was attempting to tailor the evidence they presented to you so to avoid that they took their lumps right.
So this witness says look -- on -- be straddling is Zimmerman on bottom looks like there -- punches being thrown.
But there's one thing that prosecutors are seizing on -- that he is that John -- says well.
Popped his head was it dean slammed into the concrete that I can see.
Is there really immaterial differences -- slamming ahead and punching -- head into the country.
Well I mean there is in this case because Zimmerman is claiming he was in fear of death or great bodily harm and slamming your head on concrete is a lot more dangerous than a -- to the nose although I wouldn't like either of them.
But what's significant about this testimony is that even though he didn't see it he claims he only saw about ten seconds of the altercation which.
Which ran at least forty seconds on tape of the -- -- call and somewhat longer.
Before that sold during the time he wasn't watching certainly defense attorneys -- -- argue it was then that Zimmerman got these injuries in the back of his head.
Yeah pounding ground dominant position and they -- style all of this language that the jurors heard today.
Favors the defense.
Yeah and then -- the difficult par for the prosecution is at this part of the trial it's their part of the case you should be feeling like this is a powerful conviction they've definitely got evidence for murder here.
Because it usually starts shifting when the defense -- -- presenting their side of the case.
We haven't gotten to the defense side that's already suffering.
John could also say one other thing that helps the accused in that it is is he believes it was Zimmerman who was crying out for help that really undermines.
The narrative of prosecutors -- who was attacking -- That's correct and he and he explained why he said I can't be certain.
But he said trade bonds.
Body was facing away from him and the boy she heard yelling for help seem to be coming from someone -- a short distance facing him it -- did not seem like a distant voice.
And of course logically he felt the guy at the bottom who's getting pummeled.
Would typically be the guy who's yelling for help our --
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