Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Following the Zimmerman trial

Legal Insurrection has an expert following the George Zimmerman trial and offering daily roundups.
He hasn't been impressed with the state's case so far.
The fact that the State would launch this line of argument in the first day of substantive testimony suggests powerfully that they have an almost total lack of direct evidence of second degree murder in this case. The theory they seek to advance with the prior, entirely innocuous, calls to police is entirely circumstantial–and it’s on that circumstantial evidence that they seek to convince a jury, beyond a reasonable doubt, both that George Zimmerman committed murder with a “depraved mind” and that his actions were not in lawful self defense.

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