State of Florida vs George Zimmerman Trial (day 2 )

Judge Debra Nelson9(Reuters) – Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin simply because “he wanted to,” because he was an armed vigilante, and because he viewed the 17-year-old whom he’d never met as just another “punk,” a prosecutor said in opening statements to the jury in a trial that promises to raise thorny issues of race and gun rights.

In a case that centers on a shooting that occurred without a clear eyewitness on a rainy, dark night more than a year ago, prosecutor John Guy sought to cut through doubts surrounding the incident in a fiery 30-minute opening statement that branded Zimmerman as the aggressor for the six jurors who will decide the case.

As the second-degree murder trial opened in earnest after two weeks of jury selection and evidentiary rulings, the prosecutor began by bluntly quoting from Zimmerman’s call to a police dispatcher after first spotting the unarmed, black teen.

“‘Fucking punks. These assholes, they always get away’,” Guy repeated, going on to say those were the “hate-filled words he used to describe a total stranger.”

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158 Responses to State of Florida vs George Zimmerman Trial (day 2 )

  1. SG2 is getting ready to head out to celebrate my birthday.;) See y’all when I get back. Yeah, I said “y’all”. We say hey y’all down here. :)

  2. Court is in recess until tomorrow 9am.

  3. Yes prosecute the killer of our son. Now what?

  4. I don’t think I have ever clicked a “like” on any Justice4Trayvon support page. And God is my witness that I support justice for him.

  5. I support Justice4Trayvon 100% and haven’t clicked like on his facebook support page. GTFOOH Mark O’Mara!

  6. Oh God! Now he’s asking why didn’t she like George Zimmerman’s facebook like? So fing what?

  7. This witness heard the running.

  8. O’Mara is shook.

  9. O’Mara’s nervous!

  10. Mark O’Mara wants Bahadoor to read a transcript from her initial statement to police.

  11. O’Mara is trying to discredit this witness.

  12. Just wow! Oh ish. Witness 6 lied about them being on the ground. They were standing.

    • Ametia says:

      It’s going to be a challenge for the defense and their witness to keep ALL THE LIARS STRAIGHT. HA HA HAHA

    • roderick2012 says:

      I knew Witness #6 was a liar when he only allowed the press to interview him from behind the closed doors of his home while Selma and Mary had no problem getting in the front of the cameras and telling what they saw and heard.

      I guess Witness #6 is shaking in his boots along with Witnesses #11 and #20!

      I bet all three of them have lawyered up too.

  13. Next witness up

    Selene Bahadoor. A former resident of Retreat at Twin Lakes. She works as an IT analysis at a hospital.

  14. Yamiche Alcindor: Jurors looked intently at hoodie as it was shown.

  15. John Guy is now on redirect of smith

  16. princss6 ‏@princss6: Trayvon touched something and didn’t leave DNA. Trayvon beat gz and has no GZ DNA on him.

    ***********************
    A miracle?! /snark

    Trayvon didn’t touch that lowlife sob nor his gun. Zimmerman is bald face liar!

  17. I had to reboot my computer. Arrrrgh!

  18. Ametia says:

    Court’s in session. West is questioning Diane the crime tech.

  19. Court is back in session…

  20. rikyrah says:

    did they ban the murderer’s parents from the courtroom?

    • They’re witnesses and had to leave. That’s why O’Mara’s mad. Then tried to pull a fast one to have Trayvon’s parents removed too. I’m still seething about it.

  21. The court is in recess for 15 minutes.

  22. Ametia says:

    John Guy is a NO NONSENSE prosecutor! JUST THE FACTS

  23. Diane Smith said she processed the trigger, grip, and back part of gun’s slide and holster for touch DNA.

  24. Diane Smith holds up the gun George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin.

  25. Zimmerman’s jacket is clean as ever. No dirt, No grass, No wetness whatsoever.

    • Ametia says:

      Angela Corey is in the HOUSE.

      Jeans don’t look dirty or wet either. This MOFO is going DOWN, and not soon enough for me and Trayvon’s family.

    • roderick2012 says:

      When will they show the video of George scraping the toes of his shoes against the police station walls attempting to get the grass stains off before the pictures are taken?

  26. Ametia says:

    Where’s all that blood that GZ supposedly claims?

  27. Ametia says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOUTHERNGIRL!!!!

  28. lOOK at Zimmerman writing things down. What GALL! I am so ticked at that sorry S0B!

  29. Next witness up

    Diane Smith. A SPD crime scene technician. Wife of Officer Timothy Smith.

  30. Ametia says:

    Who is teh lady with the blue shirt?

  31. Ametia says:

    SG2, is the black man sitting in back of the courtroom in the wheel chair Trayvon’s uncle?

  32. Yamiche Alcindor: Jurors look visibly upset to me. The photos of body of Trayvon Martin were so graphic and so shocking.

  33. Ametia says:

    Tracy Martin left the courtroom. It’s just too much!

  34. A large photo of Trayvon Martin ‘s dead body is shown. Tracy Martin leaves the courtroom..

  35. Ametia says:

    Look at one leg of Trayvon’s uncovered from the blanket. Lord have mercy!

    • Zimmerman showed no emotion. What an evil bastard.

      • roderick2012 says:

        Zimmerman showed no emotion. What an evil bastard.

        None of the members of the Zimmerman family has a soul and neither does anyone associated with George Zimmerman.

        One would have thought that Frank Taaffe would have done some spiritual reflection after losing a second child last year but that was not the case.

    • Natalie Jackson ‏@NatJackEsq

      “DRIZZLING” Sooo NO wind blowing (which wasn’t running) & rain washing (which cleansed away DNA & blood) HURRICANE that night after all huh?

  36. Next witness up

    Anthony Raimondo. A 14 year veteran of the Sanford Police.

    • Raimondo responded to scene of Trayvon Martin shooting.

      • Yamiche Alcindor: Raimondo says lighting was poor when he arrived so he tried to use the lights of his car to illuminate Zimmerman and another officer.

      • Raimondo said he tried to get a pulse for Trayvon Martin but there was no pulse.

      • Ametia says:

        Lord, they’re showing Trayvon’s body. That’s right TRAYVON. Let’s never let anyone forget this child’s name TRAYVON MARTIN’S body being shown in court. Photos of a CPR mask cops trying to revive him.

      • Raimondo placed blanket over Trayvon’s body out of respect for the victim, so his family couldn’t see how he looked and to preserve for evidence.

      • roderick2012 says:

        “Raimondo says lighting was poor when he arrived so he tried to use the lights of his car to illuminate Zimmerman and another officer”

        Which proved that George was lying about his flashlight not working and that Trayvon doubled back.

        If Fatass wasn’t able to navigate that night without his flashlight how was Trayvon going to walk back in the damn dark without some type of artifical illumination. And if Trayvon had used his phone as a flashlight George would have seen it; therefore there is no way that Trayvon could have sneaked up on the Barney Fife wanna be.

        Common sense, people, common sense.

      • Ametia says:

        roderick, Zimmerman was roaming around with his flashlight stalking Trayvon

      • Ametia says:

        Granny; we’ll lift you and your family up in prayer too. ColorofChange has a link to report the media if they air any shenanigans about Travyon or his family during the trial.

  37. Court is back in session..

    • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

      Those folks over at HLN are rooting for that child murderer Zimmerman. It is so obvious. When this trial is over, black folks need to put HLN on their “do not watch” list because they seem to believe that it’s okay to kill a black child and get away with murder. No big deal!

      HLN is pissing granny off with their bias comments. I wonder how they would feel if Zimmerman killed little blond hair, blue eyed Johnny.

      • Jeralyn is another one who thinks it’s ok to gun down and unarmed kid.

      • Ametia says:

        Hello Granny.

      • roderick2012 says:

        Jeralyn is a Zimmerman groupy just like those women who married the Menedez brothers.

        She also was one of Tim McVeigh’s lawyers.

      • Ametia says:

        HLN is full of Klan folks disguised as attorneys

      • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

        It’s good to see all of y’all and I miss everyone too. I’m still waiting to see what the Dr plan to do with my daughter. Attended my sister-in-law funeral last week. Been busy trying to get a few things taken care of and babysitting for granddaughter.

        So, forgive me if I do not respond back to your comments to me or am slow to respond to them. I drop in and out in between when I get a chance to do so.

        Keep the Martin family in prayer daily. I’m so sick of the Zimmerman family and their sleazy lawyers, until I might let out a few expletives myself. Smh! MOM is supposed to appear on CNN, I bet it’s so he can try and smear Trayvon and the Martins again. I hope Anderson short stops him if he does try to do that.

      • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

        SG2, please don’t get me started on reading Jeralyn’s lying azz.

  38. The Court is in recess for lunch until 1:00pm.

  39. So Zimmerman was on a parking committee and after three warnings he’d have folks cars towed. This mofo was off the chain. Sanford Police knew he was a loose cannon and Trayvon paid the ultimate price.

  40. Next witness up

    Donald O’Brien…president of home owners association.

  41. The State is now doing redirect of Wendy Dorival.

  42. Vera L. June, P.A.: emails/letter from GZ re Dorival will not come in

  43. Court’s back in session

  44. Court is in recess for 10 minutes.

  45. West doesn’t like the judge correcting him. He wants to do things his way. He has a problem with the woman judge. He is so disgusting!

  46. Don West is now questioning Dorival on cross

  47. Next witness up

    Wendy Doribal. Wendy helped coordinate the neighborhood watch program.

  48. State has recalled Ramona Rumph to the stand. Ramona is director of the communications division of the Seminole County Sheriff.

  49. Court is in session.

  50. Court is in recess for 10 minutes

  51. Judge Nelson is listening to Zimmerman previous 911 calls in court. The jury is not in the courtroom.

  52. Yamiche Alcindor: Mantei says calls show a pattern and that calls show Zimmerman knew how to act correctly but did something different on Feb. 26, 2012

    • Ametia says:

      Yes; as GZ said, THEY ALWAYS GET AWAY. But February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman was NOT going to let Trayvon get away. And he didn’t

  53. Mark O’Mara : The State has nothing and they want to make a stealth argument.

    *****************
    GTFOOH O’Mara

  54. Mark O’Mara to Judge Nelson: You are going to need to listen… And then he tells her what is evidence. What an arrogant disrespectful ass!

  55. rikyrah says:

    Those pictures of Tracy Martin really punches me in the gut.

  56. Mark O’Mara is arguing the calls don’t show ill will, hatred or second degree murder

  57. The prosecution called four witnesses:

    http://frederickleatherman.com/2013/06/25/opening-statements-completed-and-four-witnesses-testify-in-zimmerman-trial/

    1. Chad Joseph

    He is Brandi Green’s 15-year-old son. He and Trayvon were playing a video game when Trayvon said he was going to walk to the 711 and asked him if he wanted anything. He said Skittles. Trayvon left and he never saw him again. He was wearing headphones and could not hear.

    2. Andrew Gaugh

    He was the clerk at the 711 who handled Trayvon’s transaction. He does not have an independent recollection of the transaction.

    3. Sean Noffke

    He was the 911 operator who fielded GZ’s call. Denies that he would have told GZ to folloe or find Trayvon and call him back with the update. They have a policy that prohibits doing that.

    4. Ramona Rumph

    She is the custodian of records for the 911 call center. She brought the records for all of GZ calls.

    O’Mara objected when the prosecutor began to question her about a previous 911 call by the defendant that is almost identical. The implication is that the defendant has a script that he uses to report suspicious activity.

    Basis of the objection: inadmissible uncharged misconduct pursuant to Rule 404(b).

  58. Zimmerman is breathing heavily..

  59. Yamiche Alcindor: Prosecutor Richard Mantei says the calls are relevant because the case will include info about Zimmerman’s neighborhood watch activity.

  60. Court is in session

  61. 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…

  62. Prosecutor fights to use previous calls to cops

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/24/19116607-essential-or-irrelevant-zimmerman-prosecutor-fights-to-reveal-previous-calls-to-cops?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=1

    A Florida judge will decide Tuesday whether calls George Zimmerman made to a police dispatcher in the months before he killed Trayvon Martin can be admitted as evidence.

    A jury on Monday afternoon heard one of the calls to a non-emergency police number, in which Zimmerman previously reported a suspicious person in his neighborhood — before the defense objected and said it was irrelevant.

    Prosecutors said the prior calls would give the jury insight into Zimmerman’s state of mind when he encountered Martin in a gated community of Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012.

    Judge Debra Nelson called a recess in the trial to give both sides to prepare arguments about whether the jury can hear and consider the calls in deciding Zimmerman’s fate.

    • Ametia says:

      The calls should be ALLOWED. Zimmerman is the one on trial for MURDER, and he’s claiming self defense. Well let’s dig into his background and get the evidence to prove he acted in self defense. /////SANRK

      George Zimmerman is the one on trial for SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

      NOT TRAYVON

  63. Nancy Grace cries for Trayvon Martin’s mother

    • Ametia says:

      Of course you’d have to be a cold-hearted SOULESS person not to feel as a mother would feel hearing the screams of her son being murdered. You have twins.

  64. Watch John Guy and Bernie de la Rionda’s face

    Zimmerman defense begins opening statement with a knock knock joke

  65. Good morning, everyone! Psalm 37:1 Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.

    Keep praying!

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