Thursday, April 12, 2012

Zimmerman Unlikely To Face Trial

This charge was brought to satisfy the mobs, not to serve justice. Zimmerman will never be convicted and he probably won't even stand trial.
Legal experts said Corey chose a tough route with the murder charge, which could send Zimmerman to prison for life if he's convicted, over manslaughter, which usually carries 15-year prison terms and covers reckless or negligent killings.

The prosecutors must prove Zimmerman's shooting of Martin was rooted in hatred or ill will and counter his claims that he shot Martin to protect himself while patrolling his gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford. Zimmerman's lawyers would only have to prove by a preponderance of evidence — a relatively low legal standard — that he acted in self-defense at a pretrial hearing to prevent the case from going to trial.

There's a "high likelihood it could be dismissed by the judge even before the jury gets to hear the case," Florida defense attorney Richard Hornsby said.
I'm sure she knows how ridiculous this is. She's just hoping that the charge alone will be enough to cool things down and give Al Sharpton cover for his retreat.

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