From the very beginning of her appointment to the case, Florida prosecutor Angela Corey made it clear that her persecution of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was talking place on racial grounds, openly siding with the family of Trayvon Martin and radicals threatening riots as she filed for a Second Degree murder charge none of the evidence in the case supports.
Her office has repeatedly been criticized for leaking claims to the press in hopes of hurting Zimmerman’s case, and now his defense team is claiming that she’s refusing to turn over evidence, and turning over evidence in a format that can’t be used in an effort to stymie the defense:
Attorneys for former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman said in a motion Monday that prosecutors are dragging their feet on turning over evidence.
Zimmerman’s attorneys said State Attorney Angela Corey’s office isn’t turning over information in a timely manner and is providing some material in a format that’s useless for defense experts to examine. They’re asking for monthly hearings to manage the turnover of evidence from prosecutors to defense lawyers.
“The state’s approach to discovery has been to require the defense to figure out what the state has failed to provide and then ask for it rather than fulfilling the state’s legal obligation to provide complete and timely discovery,” attorney Donald West said in the motion.
Trayvon Martin was killed with a single shot after attacking neighborhood watchman Zimmerman, who was on the phone with 911 and trailing Martin as someone acting suspicious, “like he was on drugs, or something,” in a community where break-ins had become commonplace.
During the autopsy, marijuana in Martin’s system confirmed same-day use, and he had in his possession Skittles and an Arizona Watermelon Fruit Cocktail (consistently misreported as iced tea), which when mixed with prescription dextromethorphan (DXM) cough syrup, becomes the powerful street drug “Lean” which Martin bragged about in his social media accounts. Taken in large doses, DXM can create the sort of psychotic break that apparently caused Martin to attack Zimmerman with such ferocity.
Famed liberal Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has been ripping this political show trial from day one and may day get her disbarred.
She deserves every bit of it.