george zimmerman trial
The prosecution's case has been marked by a parade of errors. It started with overreaching and charging George Zimmerman with second-degree murder. The charge requires evidence of hatred, spite or evil intent and the evidence in the case fell woefully short of that standard. The only possible charge left for the jury to consider is manslaughter.
I believe the fifth day of the George Zimmerman murder trial will be revisited after the trial finishes as the day that Zimmerman secured a not guilty verdict. Here are the six key factors that emerged from the evidence on Day 5.
On the morning of the first day of the Zimmerman trial, CNN released a poll that showed that 62% of the respondents polled maintained that the charges against George Zimmerman are probably or certainly true. If all of the six jurors in the Zimmerman trial find that his charge is probably true, he will be acquitted. The following six take-aways emerged from day 1 of the Zimmerman trial:
Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder. There isn't a credible prosecution theory to support the charge, which requires proof of a depraved mind showing no regard for human life. It is an untenable and unrealistic position that damages the entire prosecution case.
After one week of jury selection in the George Zimmerman murder trial in central Florida, there are still no jurors. In a comparative case in Canada, the jury selection process would be fundamentally different. In highly charged murder trials with widespread publicity involving such notorious defendants as Paul Bernardo and Michael Rafferty juries comprised of 12 jurors were chosen in a matter of a few days.