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    Zimmerman’s father and on-scene EMT testify at bond hearing

    Zimmerman’s father and on-scene EMT testify at bond hearing

    George Zimmerman’s father and the EMT who treated Zimmerman at the scene the night he shot Trayvon Martin testified today at his second bond hearing.

    Via ABC News:

    During the hearing, Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara played a tape of a 911 call in which a woman tells police that someone is yelling and she thinks they are calling for help. In the background of the call can be heard frantic screams for help, at least 14 calls for help in a 40 second period.

    The howls stop and the woman tells the 911 dispatcher that she just heard a shot.
    Robert Zimmerman listened to the tape with the rest of the courtroom and was then asked if he could identify the voice calling for help.

    “It was definitely George’s,” the father said.

    The EMT also testified, the video of which can be viewed here.

    Earlier in the hearing, a member of a Sanford, Fla., ambulance crew told a court that Zimmerman’s head, including his moustache and beard, were covered in blood after the shooting of Martin.

    EMT Kevin O’Rourke testified during Zimmerman’s bond hearing this morning that “45 percent” of Zimmerman’s head had blood on it and that the lacerations on Zimmerman’s head “would probably need stitches.”

    As noted in prior posts, a major problem with this case has been a sheer lack of hard evidence, at least with respect to what has been released to the public. To add to this problem, the evidence that has been released hasn’t always been reliable.

    First, there was the release of the 911 call by NBC that sparked an internal investigation into whether it had been selectively edited.

    Then, a security tape was released from the police station the night of the incident, which was unaccompanied by any paramedic records, but appeared to show Zimmerman had no injuries to his head. This appearance prompted a Martin family attorney to hastily declare they now had “the icing on the cake.” It was later shown that the video was poor quality, and Zimmerman was in fact injured.

    Today’s testimony by the EMT, coupled with paramedic records released along with the enhanced video of Zimmerman entering the police station lend weight to Zimmerman’s version of the story.

    However, with the current evidence on hand and available to the public, a definitive picture of what happened that night remains unknown.


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    TrooperJohnSmith | June 29, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Typical Lefty response: Ready! Fire! Aim!

    Sadly, the Smartest Man to Ever Occupy the Oval Office can’t seem to STFU when it comes to opining on ‘crimes’ about which he knows nothing, except the race of those involved. Silly us… we were lead to believe that Community Organizing was the perfect training to be the POTUS!


    id had a son he may look like a penalty tax….

    grr should say * If I had a son he would look like a penalty tax.

    trying to do 2 things at once and I am not bright enough.

    Insufficiently Sensitive | June 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    The more we learn, the more it confirms that the prosecution and Sanford officials are doing their best to try the case in the media to convict Zimmerman in the public mind, and win it by non-disclosure, or glacially slow leaks, of most of the hard exculpatory evidence that is already in their possession.

    Seems that said prosecution should face prosecution themselves, for faking the ‘murder’ charge when the case for self-defense was strong all along. Prosecutor’s tactics to date are nearly guaranteed to fuel street riots and violence – which could have been minimized by honest reporting – in case of acquittal.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Insufficiently Sensitive. | June 30, 2012 at 12:19 am

      Pam Bondi still has a narrow window of time to get on the right side of this case, starting with throwing Corey under the bus and conducting her own investigation of the case itself and Corey’s investigation, up to and including her affidavit for the warrant.

    As I’ve said from the beginning, Zimmerman is innocent and the victim of a political arrest. Governor Scott is a coward and decided to have Corey illegally arrest one man to avoid trouble with certain elements of a minority.

    What will he do next? Arrest ten to insure his reelection?

    Corey should be prosecuted for her mishandling of the case. God willing, and if allowed, Zimmerman will be found innocent and then hot foot it down to civil court where he files a civil suit for false arrest, malicious prosecution, etc.

    Then subpoena the emails, txts and phone records of Corey, Scott, the investigators, the detective in Sanford, the Martin attorney and see what shakes out.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to archer52. | June 30, 2012 at 12:11 am

      One of the excellent defense lawyers in the Duke lacrosse case passed away, but some of the others may be available or have a good recommendation to give Zimmerman for a civil suit when the time is right.

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