Opening Statements in Zimmerman Trial
Court proceedings have officially begun in the George Zimmerman trial, the man charged with second degree murder of then 17-year-old African American teen Trayvon Martin.
Florida prosecutor John Guy opened by unleashing a series of expletives, saying of the language not often heard in open court, “Those were his words, not mine.”
FOX News reported,
“F—ing punks,” prosecutor John Guy said in open court, quoting Zimmerman’s own words to a non-emergency police dispatcher. “These a–holes, they always get away.”
Before telling a knock-kock joke that fell completely flat, defense attorney Don West said that Zimmerman was acting in self-defense and that he was initially the victim. Besides the peculiar beginning, the first day of trial was tense, including a moment where the father of Trayvon began to cry as details were given in of police efforts to save the wounded boys life.
If convicted in what others deem a racially charged murder, Zimmerman faces up to 25 years.
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