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-- joining -- -- to weigh in on all of today's developments we have defense attorney Jose Baez former LAPD detective mark Furman.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Wasn't very powerful I mean I -- -- -- on the points that he wanted to hit on.
But you can't really make a case as a prosecutor if what you're doing is raising questions.
Asking the jury -- what about this couldn't it also be that because all you're doing is what the defense usually does creating reasonable doubt.
And inference hypotheses.
He noticed he didn't stick to the evidence your thoughts is a process.
-- well first I do agree that Asian Manassas but it's not -- -- -- ask the questions you should be should answer them for the -- you know good summation is about giving the answers you tell -- going to prove the beginning hopefully you have proved and I take that evidence and tell your story based on the evidence.
While I disagree when you say this is just day summation full of you know random profanity is conspiracy theories -- see it very differently.
The profanity was there because those the words of George -- and they were shown to show his mindset and this is -- conspiracy theory but -- -- painting the picture are attempting to.
Of a man who went to fall too far he had -- sport in law enforcement aspirations.
That were -- he wanted to finally be the hero he wanted to like himself to police officer and that is why they did I think -- Got a lot of point that they needed to however I am concerned that the jury.
Maybe doesn't have it all together as neatly as powerfully as they need.
And I would bet tomorrow that's all brought together they're so they're saving the strength for last rebuttal is where the defense does not get to respond so they're saving their best the most powerful closing.
For when the defense doesn't have the opportunity get up close -- -- its general impressions.
Well I don't think this was -- -- best day he's a much better -- than this I found it to be overlooked over the top.
Too much screaming.
And it it was sarcastic at times and I don't think you persuade that way the presentation was very off.
He did win giving his inconsistent statements he didn't have the inconsistent statements one right after the other.
He just -- in the blanks for the jury and I I don't think that I was persuasive at all instincts -- so we.
Marco -- your thoughts on closing.
I agree with Jose Baez.
It was uninspiring there was no faults anger it was bad acting.
I just didn't like it.
And it and it's it's interesting the prosecution has still.
Not walked us through the movements of both the victim and the suspect so we can clearly see where they interacted.
And where they did not.
Yeah I guess -- the heart of this judge Alex could.
Was down two did George Zimmerman reasonably believe.
That he needed to use force to either prevent imminent death or great bodily harm -- -- that was the burden of the prosecution.
Did they get anywhere near that that they really haven't throughout the case and and and for that I can't blame the prosecution because I think they are starting with the lack of evidence and they're trying to make as they -- silk purse out of the cells are here they're trying to create a case where they don't have.
The evidence they need which is why we got all those witnesses that were beneficial to the defense as well as the prosecution because if they didn't call those witnesses.
They had nobody to call so they have -- call what they had.
And try to make -- case out of that and to see how good you as a prosecutor knew you tried murder cases in you never lost one happy I have been fortunate.
About all right so I can't -- it as a product how do you get beyond the one eyewitness who.
And then they ground and pound -- going down.
Injuries consistent with that story how do you get and then say it it and get beyond reasonable doubt.
They are beyond reasonable doubt in my opinion I hope that the jury sees it not for murder but for manslaughter as you said this comes down to -- believe he was going to die and I say no.
A lot of or great bodily harm.
Our great bodily harm fine this is the guy who was first words to the neighbor mr.
Gonzales said he was about to -- -- I was being suffocated now I was being beaten up.
Afterwards this guy -- very -- -- -- -- that's an assumption on your part that's not backed by evidence that's on the assumption those are his words and again part of the evidence that you can use you can make reasonable entrance is based on the evidence of that same witness Jonathan Gooden who was good for the defense.
-- putting trade on -- on top he's also very good for the prosecution because he starts to be you can start to pick apart George -- statements he did not have his head being.
After plugged left on the ground true because he only saw ten seconds of the fighting he said he was out there for two to ten seconds there's a lot more time there with a head to the -- -- -- The doctor also testified that those little cuts on the head even though -- serious.
Or it's in our evidence of a serious impact of the school they -- -- -- had a and a big -- Jose is that they try to minimize the injuries and saves a wannabe cop.
Where's the evidence to support these theories.
Well you don't again the judge Alex said it correctly that -- just.
Didn't have the evidence to start with there was a reason he wasn't arrested immediately.
And that's because.
They just couldn't they didn't have the evidence that you didn't have any friends on the force they had to fire the prosecutor in this case and appoint another one because no one.
Felt that they had the evidence and now it's a big surprise that -- that they can't prove their case.
We saw this all coming all along and and this is what you're seeing unfold in the courtroom the truth.
I -- mark -- they they try to make a big K big point in closing by -- saying trade bonded nothing criminal.
Well if he assaulted Jordan Zimmerman and the evidence suggests with a broken nose lacerations injuries consistent with the story.
Then I would say an assault is is as a crime is an -- It is and is also the beginning of the confrontation that leads to the shooting no we know what's interesting if I was handling this case and I'm walking through it.
The witness statements and then abandon the suspect's statements and the evidence from the victim the forensic evidence matches cameramen and then the star witness -- the prosecution.
Actually gives me that moment that there within 36 inches of each other and a blow to the head as possible and that blows delivered by trade Ron Martin.
So there's conversation.
Then the blow.
Then the -- following this -- phone goes dead.
So what we do know right from the prosecution who threw the first blow and who actually made the first aggressive comment -- -- when it.
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