posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 07:12 AM
Thank you, Judge.
The case the prosecution will present is very simple. The defendant overstepped his duties as Neighborhood Watch Captain resulting in the victim's
death. Also the use of force by the defendant was excessive since he victim was unarmed and defending himself from the agressive act of stalking and
harrasment by the defendant.
Case is simple:
Means: Mr. Zimmerman is an experienced gun owner, perfectly capable of using firearms efectively as he has tragically already demonstrated. As
NWC Mr. Zimmerman had good knowledge of the area wich made it easier for him to stalk the victim, a victim on foot who tried to flee a pursuer in a
vehicle and failed.
Motive: It is a fact the defendant was worried about an alledge "rash" of break-ins in the neighborhood and this compelled him to go beyond
his duties as NWC. Important to note we don't have statistics of break-ins in the area to be sure if Mr. Zimmerman attitude was justified.
That defendant calling the victim "coon" certainly gives us reason to believe he had other sinister reasons for following Mr. Martin.
Intent: Mr. Zimmerman expressed his frustration when he stated "They always get away"
He wanted Mr. Martin to be the exception to the rule (as he believed) and went beyond his duties as NWC to make an example of Mr. Martin. Evidence of
his intent: he ignored 911 operators when told they didnt need him to pursue. A job for law enforcement wich he isn"t
Opportunity: Mr. Zimmerman was in a perfect position to commit the crime. Thanks to his position as NWC he was able to cruise around the
neighborhood at night without causing suspicion of his activities.
His position as NWC would also give credibility to anything he claimed in the face of the neighborhood.
If you had already called the police, Why keep following Mr. Martin? Sit back and let the police deal with it, that's what they're there for.
*English is not my native, please excuse any mistakes. Ask me if I didn't make myself clear thanks*