Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Extraordinary choice by the prosecution.
To played that in your view almost in its entirety of our own Sean Hannity.
George Zimmerman in that sit down exchange that happened a year ago last July with his attorney Mark O'Meara presents.
And not subject to cross examination the prosecution made this decision that was the prosecution playing that tape.
Joining me now to comment on this judge -- Ferreira he's still with us host of judge Alex and judge entered a -- -- up.
Our Fox News senior judicial analyst standing by as well just about -- let me start with you I mean have you ever seen him like this.
No I haven't and I'm Megan and it really is ahead scratch your judgeship for -- knows more about Florida law and procedure than than I do.
But it appears as though the government has made a conscious choice to demonize the defendant.
And to try and demonstrate to the jury slight differences in this version of the same events that he gave.
At different times before the trial so wise to set him up for a major cross examination.
When and if he testified that he doesn't have to testify he -- so much of him in front of this jury at the choice of the government.
All of of the explanations he gave are lucid the differences between them are miniscule.
I honestly think that the government.
Has been shooting itself in the foot and with what they did today they shot themselves in both feet judge.
Judge -- I was -- that I I think that's the defense putting that on.
That's that's pretty much tell the whole case is gone Megan I mean frankly every day -- listen to the evidence on this and that testimony.
And it feels like the movie Groundhog Day because everything -- -- keeps repeating itself.
Are things -- had a lot but why I realize that trying to find inconsistencies and took his immense gifts.
Does he gave several passers -- at least five accounts and they're gonna try to point that Kyrie said this year and a half four or or five others outside candidate.
That exchange I mean you tell me how to Zimmermann come across would he say that the that was particularly helpful to the prosecution.
Why would he make that the decision to play -- I think it shows how desperate the prosecution is right now they're willing to take the little crumbs they can get out of impeachment he said this is that of that.
And they're willing to risk.
The jury hearing a sympathetic.
Of the self defense story over and over and over again I mean what they got that's OK it doesn't look good for George -- to say I think it was God's plan really it was God's plan that you shoot an -- seventeen year old boy.
That might tick off the jury a little and.
And oh yeah I according -- -- in -- core producer.
When that piece of that an interview played -- Ron's mother who is known to be religious woman.
Looked away and down from the screen and then later looked over at the jury -- -- So I think -- got I think they got a hit on that the second one was when he asked them about.
Did you what was our conscious thought in your mind that you were about to be killed and he said I wish I could tell you would guarantee.
And they limit -- I want to go while Italy euthanasia points -- to be so annoying but we actually cued that up.
And let let me play that again for the viewers and then.
You finished product.
Sure was there -- conscious thought that went through your head that you thought you that a guy that you had to take this you have to get your weapon and fire.
I'd love to give you an answer you don't know it just happened so quickly.
Okay go ahead.
And I think the prosecution is going to jump all over that because the requirement for use of deadly force of the self defense setting is you must be in imminent.
Fear of death or great bodily harm and they're gonna say he's admitting.
He he didn't mean he can even say that he was in fear for his life -- -- So they're gonna use that however if you -- -- -- -- -- under the rule of completeness is gonna argue you should.
You know -- -- well it's already in evidence that it would but he's -- argue the rest of the statement which before that he said.
When were you in fear for your life and so when smashing my head on the concrete so clearly.
You can't quite -- out a concrete but I think it just shows the prosecution is really desperate right now they've made the self defense claim at this point.
-- I don't think you have a chance of seeing George Herman on the science.
I don't -- upon -- -- -- and music -- -- he doesn't think it was self defense claim has been put before the jury and now it is the State's burden to overcome it.
-- reasonable -- how the states I don't I -- -- burden.
Yes no not at all the defense has to do is present it and the prosecution did that for them.
That's the thing just a volatile I mean if you add with add more and more day by day as the prosecution witnesses have given so much evidence that is helpful -- the defense not all.
Not -- course some has been helpful to the prosecution but so much that is helpful to the defense is there.
-- you would put Zimmerman on the stand now the jury has heard is version.
And -- man has not been subject to cross.
Can't imagine putting Zimmerman on the stand unless something comes in between now -- the time they rest and I believe that they're they're close to resting.
Which compels an explanation from the defense that they cannot give in out of the -- of another witness.
But that the prosecution has a weak case here this is a dangerous intersection.
Of racial politics and law where the racial politics not and a meeting this prosecution.
The prosecutor should be free to say you know what this is not a second degree murder case are witnesses are weak they're -- -- help the defense as well as they're gonna help us.
We should we should charge him with a much lesser crime.
And we have a better chance of convicting -- we should not charge him with anything.
They're not stupid they know they have a weak case and are putting out any -- because of the public pressure to prosecute this guy.
That's how we got here that I got here the -- houses did -- and that's not the way these things are supposed to work and the state and the attorney general in the and the governor's sat down and decided this needed to be suit and that's how we got to trial.
Gentlemen thank you both so much we appreciate your insights once --
Filter by section