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It is being seen as a big win for the prosecution this morning in the Florida courtroom in the trial of George Zimmerman.
I'm joined now by Bradford Cohen Florida criminal defense attorney -- talk about this and right before we went to the break we told everybody that the judge had made a decision.
That she would allowed George Zimmer men's prior study is of the law and a police work in of the stand your ground -- which they claim he studied as well.
All of that to -- per minute.
You think that's a big win for the prosecution -- -- because we just spoke about a -- it doesn't tell everybody at home why.
Yeah I I think it's a huge win in the reason why it's a huge wins because essentially there arguing that they're not gonna say it's a bad -- prior bad act.
But really what they're gonna argue is that it is a bad act that he knew he had knowledge of how police work he had knowledge of investigations and that's why he came off as truthful.
He had knowledge of how to follow people how to its -- to stand your ground law in his defense and how to testify.
All those things they're gonna use to say see he knew all this stuff that's why he wasn't being truthful he might have fooled the police that he was being true and what -- really wanted you all these.
Yeah I see that it as as one part of this clearly but the other part of that I would think in terms of what he had been study it and he told Sean Hannity.
On John's program that he had never really heard of stand your ground and he wasn't familiar with seeing -- crowned.
Now if it turns out that he had in fact studied that.
That's gonna put his credibility into question.
It certainly made -- for the problem is is that.
Like Mark O'Meara said they don't have evidence that he actually did studies they underground they don't have evidence that he actually was -- a class where they were discussing stand -- ground.
They -- they don't have any of that evidence they just have evidence that he took a class and they got to be in a class and an -- and another class.
But they don't know when he was there what he learned how we learned it -- -- points were very valid to me.
This state obviously made a counter argument that that the judge -- she could allow all this thin but I don't feel that this is evidence is really relevant to the facts.
-- just might remain at that they're a ten minute recess that's why you're seeing the see -- on the left hand side and then discussions are ongoing here.
With the attorneys in the courtroom now the other big issue here as I see it Bradford is a question of whether or not he was -- -- -- sort of -- wanna be cop.
Whether he wanted to take the -- into his own hands and we all know from the recording.
That he was told no do not follow that young man do the neighborhood the police are going to be there soon.
Thank you for registering your complaint but do not follow he was told quite clearly.
Now if it turns out that he always wanted to be a cop that he you know had a gun register that he carried with him almost all the time he said except when he went to work.
I does that.
Promote the argument that he just wanted to take justice into his own -- -- I personally don't think so I mean I think actually that you want he's a wanna be cop that might have been why he was following him in keeping the police updated things that -- Everyone's gonna get hung up on is that he kept following this individually kept following -- -- Martin and everyone's getting hung up on that but in Florida law that is not an aggressive act that's not the initial aggressor.
But this state keeps arguing well he should -- follow them because they told him not to follow -- That wasn't in order from the hands out for rallies safety.
-- here's one comment that as I see at -- but that's what we know because there's evidence that he followed after he was told not -- out cracked.
What we don't know and what no one -- ever now.
I I think unless there's some witness to this that we don't know about at this point.
Is that -- on Martin jumped out of the bushes and at him and attacked him that that is George Zimmerman story that as far as I can tell.
Is is not corroborated by any -- -- -- right about that.
You're right about that but what we do have is we have the forensics and the friends if you're gonna show that trade -- -- was on top yes of Palin when he was shot so -- You know that -- to me is huge because if he did jump out of the bush or if he had -- -- -- and you're not gonna jump on top of a guy and start beating him if a guy has his gun drawn are ready so I think those facts are very very important.
I agree with you that the forensics and the bullet and how it went -- and all of that is gonna become very important in this in this case.
I've been a big announcement this morning on the part of judge Nelson thank you very -- back from where attacks you later thank.
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