•The state will turn over the original recording of an interview of a girl identified as Trayvon’s girlfriend. The girlfriend, identified as Witness 8, is a key state witness: She says she was on the phone with Trayvon moments before the shooting, and her account largely corroborates the state’s theory.
•Zimmerman may re-depose Sanford police Investigator William Erwin, who the defense says was present when police played 911 audio for Trayvon Martin’s father. Police have said that Tracy Martin denied the cries for help in the audio were those of his son; however, the elder Martin has since disputed the police account.
•The state will alert the defense to any witnesses who say that they believe the cries were those of Zimmerman, who told police after the shooting that he was the one crying for help. However, prosecutors will not be required to tell the Zimemmerman team about witnesses who came to the opposite conclusion: That Trayvon was the one yelling.
• The defense can demand additional documents from investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Department of Justice, who are conducting a civil rights probe. However, those agencies will be granted a 20 day window to file a legal challenge to those demands.
• Nelson also denied a motion for additional Florida Department of Law Enforcement records. She told O’Mara to request the documents from the agency himself, and to re-file his motion if the FDLE doesn’t comply.
The case is currently set for trial in June, with hearings expected at least once a month before then. The next court date was tentatively set for Jan. 8. A hearing is also expected in April for Zimmerman to argue he should be immune from prosecution under Florida’s the controversial “stand your ground” law.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ previous post below ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Today at 9am all current and previous motions in the case of State VS. George Zimmerman will take center stage with Judge Debra Nelson.
Here are a couple of links to anticipated live streaming coverage.
In addition Tru TV and multiple other Television Networks will carry the hearing live at 9am Eastern Time. We will look for video capture as soon as possible following the conclusion of the hearing.
Please share your thoughts, opinion and analysis in the comment section.
Beasley – Beasley – Beasley – Beasley – Beasley – Beasley – Beasley – Beasley – Beasley !