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Defense to make its final
case in Zimmerman trial

Fox News, by Staff*

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Posted By:PChristopher, 7/12/2013 7:47:49 AM

Lawyers for George Zimmerman get their turn Friday morning to convince a jury of six women that the neighborhood watch volunteer shot and killed Trayvon Martin in self defense. A Florida prosecutor closed out Thursday´s court proceedings attempting to paint Zimmerman as an angry vigilante who "tracked" Martin through a gated community and provoked the confrontation that claimed the teenager´s life. "A teenager is dead," said prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda in his closing argument. "He’s dead not just because the man made those assumptions, but because he acted on those assumptions

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A teenager is dead because he decided he was going to live down to society´s expectations and act like an animal. And give it a rest trying to use his youth to sugar coat it. Judge Judy, who probably would have done a much better job than this judge, once said that there is nothing more dangerous than a group of 17 or 18 year olds. They´re physically fit, strong, brainless and violent. Dear little St. Trayvon is the proof.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jebediah, 7/12/2013 8:14:01 AM     (No. 9420099)

I don´t think, in this age of reality shows and speculation without facts, that Zimmerman stands a chance.....I think the Jury, not realizing what the manslaughter conviction actually means, will convict......in a case where there should never have been an indictment to begin with.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: toodles3956, 7/12/2013 8:57:54 AM     (No. 9420149)

Does anyone know if the defense can tell the jury the penalty if they vote for manslaughter? I think there will be at least one woman on that jury that won´t be pushed around. You all know how we can be!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 7/12/2013 10:57:14 AM     (No. 9420380)

In his closing argument, the state´s prosecution talked about almost everything except the point of the trial, which is, was the defendant in fear of losing his life due to the fact that he was on his back, on the ground/ concrete, being pummeled by an individual on top of him. Nothing else matters legally, because in Fl., there is a stand your ground law, and if in fear of incurring harm, you can use whatever force is required. The state´s attorney was attempting to completely mislead the jury with any number of " red herrings ", and he also lied during his argument. He and the judge should be sanctioned/ disbarred. This is injustice, not justice, and anyone watching should be scared of our own legal system. My opinions.

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