Prosecutors In Zimmerman Case Release Affidavit, But Face Trouble Getting Conviction

By:  R. Cort Kirkwood
04/13/2012
       
Prosecutors In Zimmerman Case Release Affidavit, But Face Trouble Getting Conviction

Prosecutors in the case against George Zimmerman charged him with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin and released an affidavit explaining the grounds for their charges. The evidence presented thus far doesn’t quite square with facts of the case, but that aside, legal experts told media outlets that prosecutors will have a tough time convicting Zimmerman of murder.

 
 

 Prosecutors in the case against George Zimmerman charged him with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin and released an affidavit explaining the grounds for their charges. The evidence presented thus far doesn’t quite square with facts of the case, but that aside, legal experts told media outlets that prosecutors will have a tough time convicting Zimmerman of murder.

 
Zimmerman shot Martin to death on February 26, he says, in self-defense after Martin attacked and tried to kill him.
 
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Special Prosecutor Angela Corey charged Zimmerman, an Hispanic friend of Sanford’s black community, with second-degree murder on Tuesday. Zimmerman surrendered on Wednesday, appeared in court today, and will be arraigned on May 29, at which time he will enter a plea. His attorney says he will plead not guilty.
 
Today, Corey’s office released an affidavit offering evidence to support the charge, which carries a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.  According to the affidavit, Martin “was profiled by George Zimmerman,” although the document does not use the adjective "racial." It merely repeats the non-racial scatological terms Zimmerman used to describe the hoodlums who plague his neighborhood.
 
In recounting some of the phone call Zimmerman had with a police dispatcher, the affidavit strongly suggests that Zimmerman disobeyed a lawful directive not to follow Martin. It says the dispatcher “instructed Zimmerman not to do that,” which isn’t strictly true. In fact, the dispatcher told Zimmerman “we don’t need you to do that.”
 
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Photo of George Zimmerman: AP Images
 
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