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George Zimmerman is defense now presenting their side of the case to the jury in what may be the final week of testimony at the second degree murder while right now.
The prosecution is cross examining one of Zimmerman friends you can watch the entire trial.
Streaming online at foxnews.com.
But as the defense's first full day of witnesses -- new questions.
About whether the prosecution successfully proved its case.
Here's some highlights from the State's case.
-- -- It.
Is fun yeah.
-- and -- him.
In her home and didn't fall for the handset.
You heard all the other.
And what is -- -- is it.
I have told you.
Even -- I had told you what happened to -- Karl interview and Russian are listening.
-- -- -- -- -- For me -- didn't know.
I refused to come back tomorrow.
You can yeah we need to keep this question and answer about her testimony.
And the other.
Matters dealing with scheduling I would I would think that decisions.
The fact that tourism and set to you thank god I hope somebody didn't videotape the event -- the whole event.
What his stated what did that indicate to you.
-- that are -- on the truth.
Or it was a complete.
Was push ahead.
Now let's look at it overall.
-- is there anything else in this case where you've got the insight that you might be a pathological liar.
Well the next day prosecutors convince the judge to strike pathological liar from the record that you can't really on ring that bell.
Judge Alex for rare as the host of judge Alex and -- -- -- nickel Ozzie is a New York assistant district attorney could have you both here.
Good to be off some of the prosecution witnesses prove to -- Awful.
Damaged credibility and some were converted to really good defense witnesses do you think the prosecution has proved its second degree murder.
Beyond a reasonable doubt.
You almost got -- yes since he -- -- second degree murder and down so my answer to that is no.
I don't see the depraved.
At all certainly not beyond a reasonable doubt I still do see manslaughter as a possibility however this is a case that is now in some nations that.
This prosecution has to really lay it out so clearly because it's really in the this case to get away from the easily -- perception is he said that this is -- case of the defense didn't have to do anything now because the prosecution did -- for them but I still think it's there if it's laid out in a way that the jury can.
And judges sit on the bench in Florida and you know that there's gonna be it jury instruction here where the burden shifts to the prosecution to -- prove.
Self defense beyond a reasonable doubt that's right and and that makes it very difficult all the defense has to do in Florida -- is to raise self defense by some evidence and at that point.
It ships for the prosecution they not only have to prove their claim the elements of the crime is beyond a reasonable doubt they have to -- -- -- self defense beyond a reasonable doubt.
I don't believe they've done that I believe if they do that -- manslaughter is the appropriate conviction that they disprove it then -- an unjustifiable killing.
But I just don't think they've got to let me put up the Florida statute on self defense on the screen a person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat.
If he reasonably.
And I underscore that were reasonably believe such forces necessary to prevent.
-- -- -- death or great bodily harm to himself and that's a very subjective.
Word and standard reasonable.
-- but you know the jurors also -- told they have to look at both from George Zimmerman perspective and that number reasonable person has the prosecutor what I would argue there is look at the very first words that he said after.
The shot not.
He was killing me I was about to die I was -- he was beating me up and that to me is the prosecution it all comes down to those few minutes I argued those.
Injuries are consistent with being knocked down or hit down once in a good punch to the face certainly not someone who's about to die and I think that while he may have panicked.
It was because he was having the better of him.
Some in a better -- the -- not shaking your head out and die.
I agree with a lot of them the same but in the reality is that under Florida law you need to have any injury -- in fact you can imagine a situation where -- come with your window at night you shoot them.
And there was no injury and it turns out to be a mistake it was you're grown daughter's boyfriend that she invited over something.
It really is just a matter of reasonable perception and that the jury thinks that he was right to -- -- could suffer serious bodily injury they can find him not guilty but obviously.
Serious injuries to show the jury -- much better than no injuries now.
Bob would you have been attempted to grant the motion for directed verdict of acquittal.
That -- -- close call I don't blame the judge for not granting -- that the standard for judgment of -- is so -- a prima facie case accepting all evidence in the light most favorable to the state.
You almost can't fail that but she could very well have granted on second because of the -- will spite hatred not being connected to the act sufficiently.
And -- let it go to the jury on manslaughter so that was a 5050 call in my eyes and -- -- and apple Ozzie and -- for good to have you both with -- thanks for to be here.
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