State of Florida vs George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman Trial18(Reuters) – The murder trial of George Zimmerman, whose fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin triggered nationwide protests last year, begins in earnest on Monday in a Florida courtroom.

Opening statements from lawyers outlining the basic facts in the case, and what they believe the evidence will show, are set to begin at 9 a.m. EDT.

This follows two weeks of jury selection which ended last week with a panel of six female jurors chosen to decide Zimmerman’s fate. Due to blanket media coverage the judge ordered the jury sequestered for the duration of the trial.

Watch live here:

John Guy brought it.

George Zimmerman Trial – Day 1 – Part 1 (Opening Statements)

George Zimmerman Trial – Day 1 – Witness Sequestration Hearing

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205 Responses to State of Florida vs George Zimmerman

  1. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    That child murderer has no remorse. He just sat there unmoved, like a statue, like the cold-blooded murderer he is. Smh!

  2. majiir says:

    What has me pissed off now is that the defense is saying that Trayvon’s parents shouldn’t be allowed to be at GZ’s trial! WTH? I guess the defense doesn’t want the jurors to see how devastated Trayvon’s parents are over his loss. If I were the parents, I’d be there everyday, and I would get there early enough to make sure we got the best seats possible. If GZ finds it hard to look at them, he should have thought about that before he gunned their child down in cold blood for no reason other than that Trayvon was black and in “his” neighborhood.

    • majiir

      I get ticked everytime I think about it. The GALL of them to try and put the grieving parents out of the courtroom which his murdering client slaughtered. I can’t write on this board what I think of them.

  3. roderick2012 says:

    Why is this Chaz Bono looking bitch taking notes as if he’s actively participating in his defense.

    All his fat behind has been doing the past 16 months is feeding his face.

    Piglet looking heifer.

  4. John Guy:Good Morning.FUCKING PUNKS. THESE ASSHOLES!They always get away.

    *points at GZ*.Those were the words in that grown. man’s. mouth…

    • John Guy rocked it on OUT!

      • racerrodig says:

        He was Brilliant in several ways. He came, kicked ass, took no prisoners and left no doubt.

    • Ametia says:

      Joy Reid just told Lawrence O’Donnell that the most memborable words from today’s opening statements were:


      West’s: Knock knock joke.

      West took 2 hours trying to make the jurors think that the murder of Trayvon is complicate
      John Guy to 30 minutes and thoroughly painted George Zimmerman as a PREDATOR who wanted to kill Trayvon.

      • racerrodig says:

        I’ll take “Handsome, succinct, well educated Assistant Prosecutors for 35 to life” Alex.
        Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding……and that’s today’s Daily Double !!!

  5. Hey guys!

    Someone tweeted this to me. It’s the arrest record of the POS liar who said Tracy Martin called him a mofo.

    Timothy Andrew Tucholski

  6. Hey 3Chics!

    I’m still seething that these POS trash LIED to get Tracy Martin kicked from the courtroom. Just when I think the sloths can’t get any lower they prove me wrong.

    • rikyrah says:

      they don’t shock me. in the least

      • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

        Me either, rikyrah. Before it is all over, they’re going to try every dirty slanderous smearing trick in the book, so be expecting it. Think back to how it was during Jim Crow, their actions are a mirror of it. The only difference is they’ve added some accessories to the dress.

    • Ametia says:

      I’ve been gone for a bit. Did they actually kick Tracy Martin out of the courtroom. Please tell me that DID NOT.

      • No, Judge Nelson wasn’t having it and stated she observed everyone’s behavior in the courtroom for the past 2 weeks. The Zimmermans probably paid the little pos thug to lie in open court. I hope Angela Corey nails his sorry ass.

      • racerrodig says:

        No….Nelson told O’ Mara to pound sand. This shit head lied and if this happened it happened on the 11th.

        • LOL @ Nelson told O’ Mara to pound sand!

          • racerrodig says:

            I heard it clear as day……well, it was between the lines. But pound sand by any wording is pound sand.

            When Nelson ripped Skeletor with “Don’t no, no me” I about lost it…….damn good thing I didn’t have any big time torque wound up on a wrench like last Monday……I’d be dead !!

      • roderick2012 says:

        Did you notice the idiot said that he is only able to attend court on Tuesdays.

        I guess dumb dumb didn’t realize that today was Monday, but as high as he was I doubt he knew his name.

    • roderick2012 says:

      It’s just a reflection of the character of the Zimmerman family.

      All of George’s associates are druggies, liars, thieves,drunks or criminals.

  7. The court is in recess for today and will take up issue tomorrow morning at 8:30. Judge Nelson will research issue overnight.

  8. Defense is objecting to other calls being played

  9. TJ Holmes: Witness is now playing other calls Zimmerman made to police to report suspicious persons in the neighborhood.

  10. Ametia says:

    Every time I see that photo of Trayvon with his suit on; it reminds me of all the dates he will miss, his wedding, his children’s graduation. A life snuffed out for what? JUST pure HATE

  11. Next witness up

    Ramona Rumph. Deputy Director of Communications Division. Maintains calls on the non-emergency lines.

    • Ametia says:

      So Gz’s call was a non-emergency call. At least until he began stalking, shooting, and MRUDERING Trayvon in cold blood. Then it wasn’t until after the SPD sent GZ home after he killed that child and black leaders descended upon Sanford and demanded JUSTICE. IT BECAME AN EMERGENCY CALL.

      • roderick2012 says:

        So Gz’s call was a non-emergency call.

        That’s just another one of George’s inconsistancies that night. George called the same number to report a black kid walking on the side of the road as he did a ‘suspicious’ Trayvon.

        If George really thought that Trayvon was dangerous he would have hung up and dialed 911, but he didn’t because he wanted to take care of Trayvon himself and become the neighborhood hero so he wouldn’t get evicted.

  12. Ametia says:

    So in other words, GZ took Sean’s response of “WE DON’T NEED YOU TO DO THAT” as follow Trayvon and shoot him dead.

    • roderick2012 says:

      Come on, Ametia, you know George doesn’t follow no stinking rules.

      Rules are only for darkies and women.

      • Don West doesn’t take orders either. He practically did what he wanted in court despite the judge telling him several times what he was speaking about was for closing arguments.

        • racerrodig says:

          He kept playing the role of expert witness and eye / ear witness. No matter, he got his brains beat in. I said it…..this is child’s play for the State.

        • roderick2012 says:

          I can’t understand why both West and O’Mara aren’t in jail on contempt of court charges.

          Judge Nelson has allowed them to toy with her and waste the court’s time too long.

          And why the hell is Angela Corey there?

          Since she’s not trying this case, shouldn’t she be working on other cases?

          I am sure that Bernie, Guy and Manti don’t need her there for moral support.

  13. O’Mara is suggesting that Zimmerman interpreted 911 operators words was meant to follow Trayvon. Sean stated he is not responsible for how Zimmerman interpretated it.

    • roderick2012 says:

      Did you notice all of the nonsense stuff that O’Mara was spouting about Sean having a fan club…blah, blah, blah?

      I guess the defense strategy is to go off onto as many tangents as possible and to prolong the trial as long as possible as to make the jurors antsy and return a quick verdict without sober deliberation.

      Who is the witness who saw George and Trayvon both standing when Fatphuck pulled the trigger?

  14. Yamiche Alcindor: Noffke says George Zimmerman call was designated as routine. Some calls get urgent but not this one.

  15. Next witness up

    Sean Noffke the 911 dispatcher!

  16. Video of Trayvon Martin at 7/11 being played.

    • Liza says:

      Those would be the last images his mother has of him as a whole person, alive and well. It is just so extraordinarily sad, there are no words to describe it.

      He was just a kid.

  17. Gaul says Trayvon Martin didn’t cause him any concern and that on the night he purchased skittles and drink.

  18. Next witness..Andrew Gaugh who was the clerk at 7/11 the night Martin bought the drink and skittles.

  19. The Skittles Trayvon Martin bought the night he was killed were for Chad.

  20. Brandy Green’s son Chad is giving testimony. Chad is the state’s first witness.

  21. Court’s back in session.

  22. I don’t believe a word from that lying POS trash whatsoever. Tracy and Sybrina have carried themselves with dignity and grace. O’Mara wants to tear down their character and to tie it to Trayvon. FAILED! Judge Nelson ain’t having it!

  23. Court is in recess for 10 minutes

  24. Bottom line! The defense doesn’t want jurors to see Tracy Martin crying in court.

    • Liza says:

      Tracy Martin’s burden is heavy. He has done absolutely nothing wrong, but for the rest of his life he will torment himself about going out to dinner that night. It was all so ordinary. Go out to dinner, leave the kids to watch the game. Trayvon could go to the store for snacks. It was all so ordinary. But Tracy Martin will torment himself despite the reality that none of us can possibly know where evil is lurking all the time or when we might cross its path.

  25. What else won’t these slithering slugs try to hurt the Martins with?

  26. A person is claiming Tracy Martin cursed at him coming out the courtroom. On that O’Mara is trying to get Tracy Martin banned from the courtroom. The defense is in big trouble. Now they have friends lying for them in open court. Just put the fking handcuffs on Zimmerman already. He is guilty as charged.

    • Ametia says:

      We all know that’s not true. GZ & his defense got NOTHING. John Guy came out this morning and SCORCHED anything they could ever put forth to prove this POS’s innocence.

    • Liza says:

      And this is only the first day. God help us.

      Should have known only buffoons and liars would defend Zimmerman.

      • Ametia says:

        O’Mara and his thuggish team planned to INTIMIDATE Sybrina and Tracy Martin. It’s not going to work, because the cameras will be rolling in that courtroom. I hope The Martins keep a tight, tight circle around them, to keep away the lying RIFF RAFT!

  27. Judge: case law clearly states that the victims’ family has an absolute right to be here in the courtroom.

  28. Judge Nelson to O’Mara: “Don’t no no me”.

  29. West is a wicked bastard. He says Trayvon armed himself with a deadly sidewalk.


    slap smiley photo: slap across the room smiley_slapacrossroom.gif

    • Ametia says:

      That’s really reaching, West. YA GOT NOTHING.

      Translation: “that negro boy had no right to be anywhere near that neighborhood. GZ was ARMED with a deadly LOADED GUN, and MURDERED Trayvon.

  30. How many times does Judge Nelson have to tell West what he is saying is for closing arguments?

    • Ametia says:

      That rat bastard doesn’t have any kind of defense for GZ, and he knows it. So he is shuckin & jivin’ the jury, like these women don’t no any better.

  31. State objected twice. Judge Nelson tells West he needs to stick to what the evidence will show.

  32. West stated it was an African American woman who identified George Zimmerman screaming on the 911 tape. Who gives a rats ass what race she is? A lie is still a lie!

  33. West tells the jury you cannot tell the difference between a grown ass man screaming or a teenage boy screaming. Don West is a disgusting liar.

  34. West is deliberately lying. Zimmerman did NOT tap the flash light as he exited the truck, it was way AFTER he got out of the truck.

  35. Don West: Trayvon Martin may have had blood from George Zimmerman on his hands but it might have gotten wiped off.
    West, GTFOOH!

  36. Yamiche Alcindor: Sybrina Fulton is back in the courtroom.

  37. OMG…here we go back with Don West’ stupidity. He says no more jokes and apologizes for it being in poor taste.

  38. Court is back in session.

  39. Court is in recess. Back in an hour.

  40. Tracy Martin wiping away tears as Trayvon's death is recounted in Zimmerman openings.

    Tracy Martin wiping away tears as Trayvon’s death is recounted in Zimmerman openings.

  41. Ametia says:


  42. George Zimmerman Trial – Day 1 – Part 1 (Opening Statements)

  43. Ametia says:

    OMG West has rehearsed all his comments with witnesses to match what they say once they’re on the witness stand.

    • Ametia says:

      West thinks that joke will offend the jurors and if played back after they deliver a GUILTY verdict will prove his point about using his joke against zimmeman instead of him. West has got nothing for GZ but tricks and lies1

  44. Ametia says:

    Angela Corey knows that West’s case is a DISMAL FAILURE. I wouldn’t ask West the time of day, after this fuckery opening statement. He’s really setting Zimmerman up for FAILURE, and we should give a fuck?

    • roderick2012 says:

      “really setting Zimmerman up for FAILURE”

      ..or an appeal due to incompetent legal representation.

      • Ametia says:

        Nope; not feeling any appeals for incompetent reps or hung jurors. All parties agreed to representation, the jurors, and these proceeding. Zimmerman’s getting what he’s paying for and what he deserves!

    • racerrodig says:

      “…but more on that later…” “…we’ll get back to that…” “….but you can’t believe what a witness says…”(unless he says our client was getting his “ground and pound) from Trayvon.
      He’s trying to testify for every witness in his opening. The commentators are already saying Fogen is just about asleep. I guess he’s bored with his lawyer…I know we are.

      A hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !!

  45. Yamiche Alcindor : People in the public seating area are wiping their faces. That 911 call’s effect is lingering in the courtroom atmosphere.

  46. Yamiche Alcindor: Jurors looking upset during screams and gun shot.


    Yamiche Alcindor is a USATODAY reporter.

  47. Sybrina walks out of the courtroom as screams on the 911 call is played.


  48. Ametia says:

    George Zimmerman knew the Police where on their way to that complex. So why would he be screaming for help, when he was told to not follow Trayvon Martin.

    Give it up, West. YOU’VE GOT NO CASE HERE Stop trying to be the expert on voice recordings.

  49. Ametia says:

    Angela Corey is beside herself, listening to those blood-curdling screams. She knows it’s Trayvon.

  50. Ametia says:

    Play the FUCKING recording, and let the jury decide, West. You don’t need to tell folks what they heard. Otherwise the judge would have let the expert testimony in.

  51. West stated no adults home the night Trayvon was killed. A 17 year old doesn’t need a babysitter. West ain’t slick. He’s trying to lay blame on the parents.

  52. Ametia says:

    “HE RAN.” So how did you come upon Trayvon and shoot him dead?

  53. West: Was he following TM? Yes he was.

  54. West is failing badly!

  55. Ametia says:

    Did West play the call-in by Zimmerman? Did I miss it?

  56. Zimmerman’s NEN call now being played in the courtroom for the jury. The jury is hearing it for the first time.

  57. Ametia says:

    If Zimmerman didn’t follow Trayvon, how did he wind up confronting him and killing him?

  58. Ametia says:

    George Zimmerman did NOT have the authority to shoot and murder Trayvon.

  59. Don West told a knock knock joke? GTFOOH!

  60. Court is back in session

  61. Zimmerman trained for a year and half at the gym.

    • Ametia says:

      George Zimmerman Defense is trying to blame the dispatcher for Zimmerman getting out of his vehicle.

      At one point in the opening statement the defense lawyer said the dispatcher asked Zimmerman which way Trayvon Martin was running, but Zimmerman could not drive his vehicle in the area where Martin was running, so Zimmerman had to get out of his vehicle. The defense lawyer keeps stating that the dispatcher was asking Zimmerman where Martin was going.

      It seems the defense is trying to say that if the dispatcher had not been asking Zimmerman where Martin was going Zimmerman would not have gotten out of his vehicle.

  62. Ametia says:

    What’s happening?

  63. John Guy: “He didn’t shoot Trayvon Martin because he had to. He shot Trayvon because he wanted to.”

    • Ametia says:

      Dear Lord, I know this trial is going to be brutal for Sabrina and Tracy to sit through, but they have to do it to bear witness to Trayvon’s murder receiving any justice.

  64. John Guy: Trayvon Martin had No bruised hands or knuckles.

  65. John Guy: Zimmerman PROFILED Trayvon Martin.

  66. John Guy: Zimmerman pressed that gun against Trayvon Martin’s chest. You’ll see the burn mark.

  67. John Guy: “Listen carefully when the screaming stops.”

  68. A witness saw Trayvon and Zimmerman upright and struggling.

  69. John Guy’s opening statement is powerful. I can’t stop crying.

  70. Trayvon Martin’s DNA NOT found on Zimmerman’s gun or holster.

  71. John Guy stated no blood from George Zimmerman was found on Trayvon Martin’s hands, but Martin’s blood found on Zimmerman’s clothes.

  72. Prosecutor refers to Zimmerman’s statement as a “web of lies.”

  73. Oh dear God… I see Tracy Martin crying.

  74. John Guy “George Zimmerman wasn’t going back to the mailboxes, wasn’t going back to his car, he was going to find Trayvon”.

  75. Trayvon Martin’s father seen wiping tears from his face


  76. John Guy firing straight out of the gate. He ain’t playing today!


    Go John Guy! FUCKING PUNKS!

    • Ametia says:

      This was a BRILLIANT way to begin opening statement; hearing the voice of Zimmerman and his DISDAIN for a young boy whom he knew absolutely NOTHING about. calling him a “fucking punk, these assholes,” meaning blacks, We got your number GZ, and it ain’t colt 45.

  78. Judge Nelson is giving the Jury instructions.

  79. John Guy will be making the State opening statements.

  80. The judge is allowing Zimmerman’s hearsay statements in based on a hearsay exception rule that the statements were made within a certain amount of time after the event took place.

  81. Mark O’Mara is reminded that he hasn’t deposed Attorney Crump in the month since appeals court granted.

    O’Mara doesn’t WANT to depose Attorney Crump b/c Benjamin Crump will depose HIM about advising Zimmerman to lie to the court about the money in jail house phone calls.

  82. The court has to decide who gets to stay in the courtroom for people who are on the witness list.

  83. The Zimmerman family have been forced to leave the courtroom. O’Mara wants Attorney Crump out of the court room!

  84. Is O’Mara trying to get Trayvon’s family kicked out of the courtroom?

  85. Here we go..

    Court is in session

  86. Trayvon Family Presser

  87. STATE’S 18TH SUPPLEMENTAL DISCOVERY in #Zimmerman case.

  88. Good morning, everyone!

    This day has finally come. I pray the jurors follow the evidence so that justice will be done. So be it in Jesus Name.

    Hoodies up! Justice4TrayvonMartin!

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