If the prosecution and Martin family attorney gets less time in prison than the defendant in the George Zimmerman murder trial, then justice in Florida is dead.
George Zimmerman’s attorneys on Monday formally accused prosecutors of being unethical, saying that for seven months, they hid a pair of lies by their most important witness, and that they should be punished for it.
The allegations, spelled out in a new court pleading, mark a new low in the case.
Defense attorneys Mark O’Mara and Don West have complained for months about Assistant State Attorneys Bernie de la Rionda and John Guy, saying they have refused repeated requests to turn over key pieces of evidence. This time, they’ve asked Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson to fine and admonish them.
The judge should throw the case out for lack of evidence, but it is likely better for all concerned that the case play out in court. Well, everyone with the possible exception of NBC News.