The hearing yesterday was a Frye hearing and didn’t complete. Amazingly, we heard that one expert won’t have his report ready for a couple weeks. That was Dr. Reich. He has been working on the GZ case since early June 2012 for the State. He had been hired in May 2012 by the Washington Post.
I thought this would give the continuance needed because clearly, the state isn’t ready yet either. Of course, Mr. Mantei was charged with the experts. On the defense side, it was Mr. West. On getting ready for jury questions come Monday the State will no doubt have expert jury consultants to help them and perhaps a lawyer in the office that is charged with this area. Again, Mr. O’Mara and Mr. West will have to be involved with jury consultants, if the defense fund can afford one.
I suspect the rush to trial now, is more about protecting the careers of those who brought charges under these facts. The longer they give O’Mara/West to delve into what occurred here, the more vulnerable some professionals could be. The Frey hearing will continue tomorrow at 9:30 am. After hearing these “experts”, I don’t think they are credible and putting their opinions in front of the jury shouldn’t be done. However, I expect the Judge to be consistent in her help of the State and allow the testimony. The jury is smart and they can figure it out. The very biased HLN had lawyers on this afternoon who were laughing at the “experts”, and asking “Are you kidding me?” I don’t know what the State of Florida is thinking but it’s clear, the 4th District’s SAO is going to embarrass the state and because the whole world is watching, the world will point to this case as an example why the United States should not judge other systems when its own needs attention.
I will be on facebook discussing the hearing as I watch it live online. The link to the facebook page is here. I’m not sure if the page is being attacked or if its a facebook problem but the thread we were talking on got deleted 3 times. You are welcome to discuss the hearing here as well. I’ll get an email whenever someone posts. Best of luck to the defense team in court today.
To the Zimmerman family, please know there are many that are with you today and you are in our thoughts and prayers. It had to be so hard for you to hear those screams. Just concentrate on the fact that George lived through it.
Possible Links to Live Streams (Thanks Carole):
Local WFT~ http://www.wftv.com/s/watchlive/
For those who are able, please make a donation to the defense fund. Thank you for helping. Last we heard (2 days ago) the fund was at $77K. The goal is to get $120K.
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