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That's where he was headed back home.
He knows -- at 2 o'clock in the morning or parties don't -- nothing that would in any way to minimize it but it wasn't.
A normal everyday I think you want to restore.
Got something got some skills.
And some -- or drink.
That was raining.
His word -- last I heard that's not against the law.
He used to no good.
He presume something that was not.
Yeah this neighborhood watching you heard from this storm will you heard from officers except Iran.
Again that's a respected.
Think that we encourage.
Citizens to do.
But in this particular case he -- even bother.
To find out.
If he thought it was up to no good he called he called police and -- emergency number but then he followed you trot them.
Because in his mind in his mind this is a goal and he was the criminals committing crimes there.
This is is get the ball.
But he went over the line.
He -- things that were true.
And instead of waiting for the police.
Instead of waiting for the police to come and do their job.
He did not.
Gets it feet -- wanted to make sure.
That -- a lot more.
You might recall acquired testimony about the prior -- -- what happened.
They would commit some kind of crime apparently.
And they will.
By the time I think to a one that was caught but -- -- -- and yeah.
To -- a police officer now police hope for trying.
-- -- -- the questions that was asked the investigators radio by defense.
If you were driving by.
And somebody -- in the front yard may be looking through window would you would you stop your car and kind of investigated these this person about what recollection.
Is it is time was his answer was.
I would think maybe he lives there.
Let's keep in mind because of the wire -- there automatically assume that trade on -- -- -- -- -- That's why we're here.
Because if that's the norm to you that this was self defense.
And they didn't say why.
-- -- -- talk about that obviously.
But you can't just.
Take that into that.
It's not like this defendant was just walking home as the guy cannot go there and just started eating well.
Think when you.
When -- really.
Honestly think about it.
It was more Skinner.
The guy that kid that was my regional business and your home that -- being followed by a guy that have taught.
That get following recalling all -- -- felt this guy well he certainly affect up.
Well maybe like a sex pervert or something and that's when he referred to -- -- cracker whatever words you use any news yet -- to.
But when you do -- -- that is the person that was scared.
Out of bed.
Truly -- more and unfortunately.
Can't come into this courtroom and tell you how he's feeling.
And that's true because of the actions of 10.
Let's talk about -- It is viewed it -- Richard homeless voters view was.
-- Ultimately was that he wasn't neighborhood watch but -- that's probably yeah.
He wasn't the brewers got one organization.
That's good people -- -- ball.
And apparently according yeah he was driving the market.
-- -- target if what do you mean what does he do OK ultimately some special -- -- -- -- -- -- He's just call the police say OK stay in your thought.
He he's followed.
Please you today.
And don't you call -- Murphy now all of.
-- -- But it's important to realize.
This is what -- To.
-- -- -- -- -- -- 48 years old.
Five foot 7204.
Programs in all around.
He had the right.
To bear arms we live in this great country and the Second Amendment allow people to carry a firearm and -- got a bit.
He had a right to have -- consumer to have a concealed firearm.
So yeah he's not violate -- law.
-- You goal.
Five -- 11150.
-- he was a little.
Well I guess.
What answers do.
And defense and oh expect concrete you know like and we'll talk about the concrete.
But what started this.
On the part one individual.
Again that's the last photograph.
We have put on more.
Seventeen year old -- Whose profiles from.
To quote the defendant.
And pardon my language.
Schumer didn't scream that -- It's -- or you wolf that shows that he didn't have any -- will penetrate.
-- -- -- submit to you that he -- it under his breath.
And that's so indicates ill will hatred gives you speaking to me.
911 -- not -- person.
But what he was doing -- -- formalizing what he was thinking.
And that's why that's important.
Because in his mind -- assume certain things.
You'll recall prior calls.
We've brought -- why would be different -- another 16 within the last 56 months.
We're crimes have been committed in the neighborhood he was -- But the law does is look.
At the -- yeah it's.
Sorry for what god lol I'm so sorry it was a critical.
Moore Tracy Morgan Sabrina for the -- sorry I made a mistake.
-- -- -- -- Was up to what was and wasn't minding his own business I have terrible sorry.
You don't want to stay there.
The -- talks about accountability and responsibility.
For ones actions.
And that's what we're asking for this case.
Hold the defendant responsible for his actions.
Hold them accountable for what he did.
Because of the defendant had assumed -- -- -- -- would have watched basketball game.
-- zero I'm assuming would have gone target did whatever -- -- on Sunday evening news.
And we wouldn't be.
Law doesn't allow.
People who take law into their -- hands it doesn't allow quite frankly you can just.
To take the -- of their -- hands.
The police and not cold out they weren't done.
That was -- OK do you what do you want -- can -- ask what you're doing do you mind telling me day.
-- all they're allowed to ask somebody who's walking the streets the person get take -- around.
That's not a crime.
Most people say listen I live right on right here I'm going home -- -- come.
But it did give print on March us.
Recall the time.
Plus -- plus we're -- But how he says that at one point that -- -- morning smuggling is par.
And not important thing that is number one you've got to determine whether that's true but let's presume that part is true.
And he's got something his hands why.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And my -- this community and he's gonna put -- what it.
It is -- police are taking too long to respond he's going to handle it.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah no.
This is of first degree murder it's not premeditated.
But his actions.
Resulted in the death.
Listen to you.
Did end up.
I -- do you have an innocent man before him.
Is it really self defense.
When you follow somebody personal profile somebody.
When you automatically label -- probable.
Because he's acting in your mind -- his -- excuse me suspicious.
Because -- weren't ready because it's raining and he's.
Walking the streets are not walking fast without.
I thought of this great country.
No matter how.
Student might think somebody's acting because it's raining and he's walking or doing whatever.
That that's not against the law.
He did absolutely it was raining.
What's ironic in this case.
And what I wanted to spend some time talking with you about.
-- -- defendant's statements.
Because you I think we'll -- -- just didn't what are you putting on his self serving statements what he's denying committing a crime what do you think -- self defense.
Tell you all the evidence we wanted to put in all witnesses that's also been about well there.
Because we want you to get the truth.
We want you to get the complete story.
But in doing so.
I want to analyze this ice that we view the defense that is why was it necessary for the definitive exaggerate everything that.
Why was it that it took them awhile.
Even at the very end he kept denying something what.
Obviously get the night that he intentionally -- that it was he says self defense but what was important work that.
What did he keep -- night.
-- -- that he knew that if he admitted involvement.
In that showed that it will.
That's we have provisions and that's why he kept talking about oh.
I don't mean this -- Pressed.
A little short kid in the park where you want -- -- do that.
Kind of like what -- -- reflected some cool resulting.
This is what what are the benefit is -- greatest.
But what we've -- greens how difficult could be -- neighborhood -- -- he's been living there for years and he.
Texas -- out of that ball.
Because -- know that history doesn't of the main street you go and.
Because he when he -- something like that.
Then it proves one thing that he was problem that he had profiled and he was -- And that's just -- guilt.
Because it shows that his actions -- -- into the death but through one more.
So you can't just say okay.
Into action between them.
And again we'll talk about it.
And I -- unfortunately.
There's only one person.
Looks to be one -- not with us but there's only -- people who you would really happen.
And he did defendant make sure that other person.
Couldn't come into this courtroom tell them what.
-- the defendant silence.
-- -- -- But I would submit to you even.
For -- evidence -- this different skills and what what state that.
From DNA from lack of blood other stuff.
His -- speech to you.
Even in death.
That it proves to you that this defendant is lying.
About -- You recall one of the things we.
Very impressive distinguish.
Doctor about this photograph defended defense -- for eighty.
We call what I did.
What do you expect.
And I appreciate the photographs.
Not just at the medical examiner readers know I talked about his involvement in the we're doing the pressure of the photographs the -- -- sure what they'll look at his hands and Anderson who it was would mean that night.
And I guess the blood on defense had just stuck it right.
But -- -- -- -- and they just kind of changed.
Can have a book can't -- but there.
He -- what's important is the defending an attempt to convince the police that he didn't believe.
-- me and this one's self defense.
He had to exaggerate what happens that's what got us up wants to know he was threatening me it was almost like the levels of fear -- escalate.
And we'll talk about that I was done originally he -- That -- -- -- -- -- and it was a struggle and then he got the upper hand and let's see it got worse.
And he threatened to kill him and then he put his hand over mouth suffocated -- pitched his nose.
And then went for the she -- he's exaggerating everything but you don't believe this quarter with you more dangerous.
Because you want.
Has stumbled well.
In terms of what's required for self defense.
And he's got all of bullet points in terms of what's required.
If you didn't -- -- out here that I will submit to you showed his defense built its assumptions on important thing.
The fact -- soon.
-- the -- law and retreated to homeless didn't.
He -- -- and profile of the -- Does.
He -- also enable us.
Assume he was assuming.
And again assume something is not against the -- by itself.
-- -- -- Let's assume that's why he legitimately thought that -- Omar might -- can.
-- people police.
Or it yeah you know when this.
Complex certainly planes circling his car like like what are you doing there -- following before.
It is -- oh god I'm sorry I -- -- neighborhood watch or do you you know guys usually somewhere you looked lost but you look like I don't know -- -- can I help you kind of you don't want.
But it seems give them because that you -- around you gonna call the police chemical and didn't take any action because -- -- his -- had assumed that he was a room.
He wasn't going to give them any benefit of the doubt.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Herbert I'm not following -- -- thing whatever your name is like you might blame the police drama wasn't going to be an up 32 birthday.
Sometimes -- take a little bit longer but would you want.
-- a little suspicious of what you're doing.
Would you mind waiting.
Let's talk about weighing the evidence.
Cool game is.
With the answers have to win this game straight forward.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Use your god given common sense.
What are we haven't really what is -- ball -- You're a little but it would have this the fact offended at one point wanted to -- a police officer.
You have been law enforcement thirty years -- there's nothing wrong that's a good thing doesn't -- people the police officers.
It's an honorable profession.
He applied in Virginia didn't get into that he's doing other stuff.
She's -- criminal justice credits that's good.
-- the -- -- the person think that matters into their own.
If not why don't we hear.
Me -- well yeah rooms when we jurors.
Let's just let him.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- I want to talk about the witnesses.
Before I do they don't want.
Take -- moment to.
-- -- -- -- I think we started over four weeks ago.
And in this process.
There were also fortunate.
-- to be able to to literally know that the constitution.
In terms of asking people to come from their everyday lives and give up a lot.
From working for family.
To serve as jurors.
So I think that's coming up everybody defends the court everybody we thank you for your time your pensions.
This case is very important to state -- Florida supported because feminism or yeah.
And it's also important option do you.
You probably realize that as you all for watching good juror I'm sure the witnesses and want to dwell periodic.
-- to watch you and and perform well and you've got converted to something -- nose and others but without its fallen asleep.
You know it's a long process you've been here a long time and work -- and but I want to think a few moments and talk about.
What I would submit is how you arrived -- work.
You know we ask you this great country.
For people to serve as jurors -- not really any legal experience.
And a lot of countries they don't have to have lawyers or judges that are already automatically -- and as such and that's what they do that professional peoples it is true we have.
From her realize this is yours.
That's what I would submit makes this country great.
So how is it that if you're.
Asked to come and we don't have any legal experience how do you write a report this speaks the truth.
How do you arrive at a verdict that is just.
-- -- you do three things.
Number one you rely obviously on the witness's testimony the evidence that you have the physical evidence that you saw.
We'll be able to digest or you want to the recordings all others.
Number two you rely.
On the law the judge.
Nelson we'll read to you and you'll actually be provided a copy.
And number three and.
Perhaps most importantly.
God given -- its.
-- that common sense that we just kind of use automatically without even think about it to make decisions at home and at work.
The law encourages you to do that and evaluating you have to determine what's ballot what's not.
And what makes sense.
And when you do those three things when you realize the witness's testimony that physical evidence.
And other stuff when you look at the law and when you apply -- common sense to -- I would submit to you come back with a reported that speaks the truth of -- that's just us.
An -- would be that is different is guilty of murder and secondly.
Do you believe.
That there's an innocent man sitting there right now.
Do you believe that he just assume something but he.
Cannot overreact -- a little bit but you know it pulled it wasn't his fault.
-- -- -- -- -- Do you believe that this was just kind of struggle or an argument or discussion reply just kind of got out of hand.
Perhaps but who started this.
Who followed him.
Who's minding -- own business and again.
Of the two who was the one who was armed.
-- you can see that from there.
We and -- got it right here to.
-- -- And it's -- Can't tell you a little bit about what happened there.
It's a timeline showing the phone call you'll be able take -- factors and evidence but it's a timeline showing the phone call between Rachel can tell.
And trade on board there's two more stewards color photo we've made expansions and you'll get the the -- Britain's.
All them I'm getting used to -- -- computer system -- -- accidents.
And would you also happens you also have.
-- service calls an exact time.
In terms let me call you all haven't broke up originally -- you because -- so popular that you lost confidence.
And it -- loud call and that's why I was able to tell you want to quickly if you want the shocker.
Because we were able to time when the slower made the call and you hear the gunshot unfortunately.
In that call.
And you have other calls to mr.
Ryan your speed and you know when officers made a lot of -- his -- happens -- good call.
So I would submit to -- that's relevant in terms of perception of timeline as best we can't.
That's what occurred and our people off you know -- a few minutes possibly with the -- -- don't.
Don't -- Because.
My recollection was that we spent.
Happened then one -- and possibly happen in the next day.
Hearing from one witness.
Her name's -- you have to.
This young lady.
I was -- -- you as part of her sophisticated person she's not the most educated.
But she's a human being she spoke especially that you know she happens to be what.
Patient -- -- -- And made a big deal -- -- you -- -- person yet she can't unfortunately.
These what a team.
Did what she tell you especially and made her English wasn't the past maybe -- -- The language is a little colorful.
I think she referred to idiots that -- I didn't refer to other races to describe other people.
But -- speak the truth.
When you think of it.
She was the person and that was speaking to divert them.
And really the conversation she had with the victim.
Nobody would know whether he's telling the truth or not other -- her.
I mean we have a phone records established -- -- there's no disputed that we're talking.
What I'm saying is she didn't do.
She could have embellished she could've lied about.
What were the victims said when she referred to the guy who's following that big -- -- said.
To him he's probably a proper -- so why she's got all of you and train bomb Martins said he's well why ask whatever -- or whatever she didn't color.
Yeah she talked to them victim's mother she didn't use that language which come here and -- to you about that.
I -- she could go out and nobody would know the difference it was -- conversation was being reported.
-- -- Her use of colorful language -- -- -- testimony is less credible.
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