The East Edition
George Zimmerman Not Truthful Friday, June 08, 2012 By Ariel Paniacci
The case involving George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in late February, is not yet over. The records court and the public have found that he hasn’t been all that truthful. Zimmerman has told the Sanford police that didn’t have a criminal history when, in fact, Zimmerman does have a record. Also, several weeks later, Zimmerman had told the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office that he has never been in a pretrial-diversion program, which that is also untrue. Zimmerman contradicted himself on the witness stand this pass April, which he was telling the Martin during an apology that he said he thought that Martin was around his own age. But on the night of the killing of Martin, Zimmerman described the 17-year-old boy to the local police in his late teens. Currently he is back in jail because he sat quietly as his wife, Shellie, testifies. At the bond hearing in April that the Zimmerman’s were, essentially, flat broke. At that time in the case Zimmerman had access to a $135,000 fund, which was raised through a website Zimmerman had lunched after Martin was shot and killed. This case may go to trail and if it does, the jurors will have to choose between competing narratives. Like if Zimmerman was a vigilante profiling an unarmed teen? Or Zimmerman was a concerned citizen trying to protect those who live in his community. Some people have speculated that the case will not go to trial but it could be settled at an immunity hearing under the Florida’s stand your ground law. The law is when an individual can use deadly force to prevent serious injury or even death. But, if the hearing takes place, the Zimmerman’s future will be in the hands of Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester. This is the same Judge that determined Zimmerman was deceitful and put him back in jail. Zimmerman hurt his credibility with the judge but Zimmerman was silent at the case involving his bond, which should not be a large factor if the trail happens, according to Michael Grieco, a South Florida defense attorney and former Miami Dade prosecutor. Also according to Grieco this will not be part of the case because Zimerman’s behavior can’t be used against him at the hearing, and they can’t prove it’s relevant.