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And I think 54 year old -- victory in this trial you have the flu outbreak remains silent and do not have to say anything do anything to prove anything inside correct this and.
And you don't have the right to testify didn't want to do understand that.
Yes and I am giving you an opportunity to discuss that -- attorneys whether or not you want to testify in this case and you've indicated that you have had those discussions this.
Can't have you made the decisions are as to whether or not you want to testify.
Okay and -- you have you made a decision as to whether or not.
-- to testify and can I I object to that question I think that's.
Overall record is entitled to inquire mr.
Zimmerman determination as to whether or not he wants to test fire.
Zimmerman have you made a decision as to whether or not you want to testify in this case.
No not at this time okay ended when there's that picture how long do you think you need before you make that decision.
-- mean we have an opportunity to speak the case -- concluded yet.
I understand that.
And I that mr.
Zimmerman if you needed more time.
To talk to his attorneys -- he does I will 42 on mr.
Zimmerman how much more time do you think you -- need to to discuss this with your attorneys.
He didn't come home recent.
The end of the day.
Okay well -- here attorneys have finished would.
Two witnesses before the end of the day to think that you would then know whether or not you -- test of fun and I'll -- when mr.
Asking your clients what their client questions please master class.
I object to the core requirement mr.
Zimmerman -- to his decision about whether or not to testify here and I.
It is -- rules.
Zimmerman I will give you more time -- to discuss this with your -- thank you very much.
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-- -- -- -- -- cemetery right off the top that judge was way out of line the defense and notice rested and that near you rested and what the world would keep badgering him for and not talking to the lawyer way out of line you do you agree or disagree she should've waited.
I I totally agree Greta and what you don't or may not realize is that was not the first time she inquired of George Zimmerman.
Regarding whether or not he was gonna talk to -- this wasn't a second time.
And they still had two witnesses to go she was on a terror to get this thing done she didn't want to take another break later she wanted to cover the colloquial then.
And -- was maybe he could have done it in a way to appease or to say we don't think so but we're.
Sure you know what do you want to -- untenable not just about -- the judge she had no business asking that particular question then no business she -- the end of the defense case -- -- can ever probably but doing that in the middle of the defense case is.
Way out a line.
-- I love mr.
west tenacity I mean.
Yet regret I didn't do it in court -- -- do I mean you need to stand up to a judge at those points I mean let's say he's the last two witnesses bonded Zimmerman said you know what.
I wanna get up there has yet to go back in that judge say what you can't change your mind out.
The -- the evidence has to be in every police report every bit of evidence before that exchange happens -- dialogue happens to defend it.
And isn't the most important decision for any accused of whether -- exercise their right to sound through other acts as a right.
To go on the witness stand and the judge has no business trying to browbeat what defendants answering that question.
At least image he she -- after the end of the defense case ten.
Where there are -- that -- guard brought.
But not then oh well I I don't disagree with that but I I think that also missed the rest were somewhat wrong not -- -- -- -- right.
To put an objection on the record but once you put that objection on a regular in the judge wanted the content.
-- you know what that.
Your dad -- at the veto a defense lawyers and fighting for his client at that just doesn't understand the judges were up its agenda -- -- defense lawyers and obligation to fight for that client the only -- it.
-- -- Britain would grab a heat watch board but you got to also be -- -- -- court wants the court says -- I'm -- adored you put your objection on the record then you'll know.
I am looking at right you know like when the judges wrong this judge was wrong it would be wrong for the defense lawyer just to sit there -- and get us out of the ad I'll understand why -- I got him but you thought.
Tied 2222 things first already you accuse the judge of being wishy -- last night you're wrong she's not wish you -- she.
Let me know what you want to get shut out but not stepping out of -- -- right -- there.
She she did whatever she wanted to be having said that all I can tell you and that moment.
The prosecutor which is right that most of my career your bystander after a tough try to go oh it's kind of nice to see the judge fight it out with a depends dirty little bit from the -- was right.
He stood up and you don't have thick -- you shouldn't be a trial lawyer she was a little premature.
But but birther questions were essentially right.
You don't want to let him continue to fight for clad in the courtroom fight right -- I.
I don't want us dead wrong and I -- the judge say Marshall -- that woman lawyer down and then in March over yet but it's not just it's not only to the judge you know could I have let me put.
Anyone watching if you don't have to continue shouldn't be a trial or -- you're actually talking should -- offense -- you have to see an -- unpopular people.
Sometimes use another exchange at the judge had been defense.
I was about -- late last night.
And I suspect the judges of wild about -- defense lawyers which is to serve -- at the -- issue but nonetheless here it is.
This or anything else -- we needed to take up.
-- Does not make sense in the dark it's Friday morning and then distribute all.
Because he's -- one -- -- -- tonight told -- -- schedule I -- just because it made sense to me.
I'm not getting into this -- recess I'll -- my -- in the morning off the 8 o'clock.
It's hard it's been released that did kids it's 10956.
-- yeah this is definitely.
-- Physically people.
It's 10 o'clock at night we started this morning.
Full days every day.
-- -- -- Can't I seem so Regis was this woman -- a judge I ever a trial lawyer because -- maybe you would you have to realize is that -- trial lawyers leave the courtroom.
They go back and prepare their witnesses -- to research for the next day she go home but that's not what the lawyers -- that some of the prosecutor does seem.
What you know it's troubling I don't know what to say I I I like judge Nelson very much is a well respected judge she was a trial lawyer.
I I think they're expecting lawyers to keep up that kind of pace.
Really runs afoul of the sixth amendment and due process in a big murder case you just can't put the jurors comfort.
I had of due process you can't do it.
Those lawyers are being run ragged.
I mean it and -- -- it -- act like sitting on the bench and -- and absorbing -- taking notes if anything like being in the fray of trying the case.
-- it's apples and oranges and you know you know that she did switch the 8 o'clock start this morning to a 9 o'clock start.
And everybody showed up on time and they're they're they're pushing through and now all of a sudden.
She puts the brakes on and we're doing very little really tomorrow and the next day and you notice that the defense -- -- to speeded up again because they want their closing on the same day as the states but.
She's in control over calendar and -- clocked it that's for sure okay.
In this it -- -- -- McCain being in control of and make and -- -- running the risk that you're stepping -- writes if if I would be worried if I were a judge and defense lawyer says I can't adequately prepare.
That's code for ineffective assistance of an hour later and -- -- -- court and feels that she should be listing a little more carefully let me go to -- Bob.
Today there they had a dummy in court to from I'm I was near -- residence and read and one of the one of the lawyers what.
I'm not I'm yeah let's watch this good.
Consider the old piece of concrete no weapons if -- determine whether.
Fusion and have a concrete yes I -- just -- -- -- you know -- -- -- That's -- I want to follow up on some of those guys questions itself.
-- -- -- -- -- -- The injuries on this is that is that it's taken -- -- with them they were doing this.
I don't think -- how about this.
I don't believe resisted the attempt the injuries to two lacerations you've got to pump cement -- was resisting the proceed down.
My goodness I -- I believe so I believe it was a culmination of downward force weather was from pushing her striking.
And I know clearly by injuries to his face and that truth.
Would drive him back his head striking hard into the country.
Liberty it's almost like when I saw that I thought why did the process used that profit as a prime consideration if prosecutors improperly and -- something that the defense -- -- -- -- out.
Yeah I mean I Swartz have his next to me the last night their -- up a shot but I just the dummy was out of Florida.
At any rate -- you know there's -- anybody all tries cases however -- -- If you're in court and you gonna do a demonstration you better do it and see how it.
Plays out you better anticipated the other side is gonna use it to mean for me that the dummy you know if people are very visual and should Jerry with interest in that.
But I go to Michael Baden last night I mean.
If -- if they -- being -- and -- -- like that knee injuries are going to be much much more.
What happened on the birdied the instruction that the jury is going to get -- -- not have any injury.
To have a reasonable fear that your life is in danger in the -- -- the defense -- I -- juror number three make sure when you go back to the jury room.
That's instruction you reminder -- -- that didn't get any.
I wouldn't be in a reasonable fear if I had a gun and a seventeen year old was in front of me I think it's important you'll see you later what surely what it's -- back there how dark it is an --