I saw several days ago that George Zimmerman’s defense team made the decision to drop his stand your ground hearing, and for a good reason: they stand a better chance than even of defeating the prosecution’s unraveling case in short order, as it was alleged their star witness has credibility problems:
Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend, the state’s most important witness in the George Zimmerman murder case, was caught in a lie, it was revealed Tuesday.
It was not the first piece of misinformation tied to her, but it was the most damaging to date and left prosecutors in a very awkward position.
They had to publicly acknowledge that their star witness had lied under oath and had to answer questions about what they intend to do about it.
Reporters asked: Will you charge the 19-year-old Miami woman with perjury?
The state’s lead prosecutor, Bernie de la Rionda, gave an ambiguous answer: “You can all read the law and make your own decision.”
The bulk of the evidence, both physical and eyewitness, supports George Zimmerman’s story and always has. Trayvon’s supporters have relied primarily upon racism, emotionalism, and abject ignorance of the law, with Trayvon’s girlfriend providing the only statement that even partially clashes with Zimmerman’s statements to police (and even her testimony agrees that Trayvon initiated the confrontation).
One can hope that time has cooled the passions of those attempting to initiate race riots to bully the state of Florida into a conviction, because it appears ever more likely that Zimmerman will win his case handily. It would be a shame if more people were hurt or property was destroyed in response to what was always rather obviously a justifiable homicide.