Sunday, October 28, 2012

Zimmerman Defense Announces Law Enforcement Will Testify In Favor Of The Defense

On October 24th the Orlando Sentinel ran an article announcing that law enforcement will now be testifying in favor of the defense:

George Zimmerman's lawyers Wednesday notified prosecutors that their witness list now includes a who's who of the Sanford Police Department's chain of command at the time of Trayvon Martin's death, including the police chief, major crimes captain, sergeant and case detectives. So far, defense attorneys have subpoenaed eight Sanford officers, requiring them to appear. There is no indication that the officers have approached defense attorneys, saying they wanted to help Zimmerman.Wednesday's defense witness list has on it a dozen names, including former chief Bill Lee; Bob O'Connor, the major crimes captain who oversaw the investigation; Lt. Randy Smith, the former sergeant who supervised the detectives investigating the case; and lead Investigator Chris Serino. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara on Friday said he was surprised when Sanford police Sgt. Joseph Santiago testified during a deposition last week that after more than two weeks of daily meetings at the police department at which officers agreed there was not enough evidence to charge Zimmerman, Serino signed paperwork that he turned over to Wolfinger, saying he had probable cause to charge Zimmerman with manslaughter.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see Bill Lee's deposition. Tomorrow is Crump's deadline to turn over witness names in the DeeDee debacle - looking forward to that as well. Good block, keep it going ;)