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Who else claims to have had a visual on the first laying on of hands?
It is well known that there are no other eyewitnesses to that.If you want to mention that for the benefit of any readers who are new to the case, you could just say it, instead of making it a snide rhetorical question aimed at a straw man.
So when someone says "witnesses", I'm supposed to know they meant witness?
With how much precision will earwitnesses (other than the young lady) be able to pinpoint, location-wise, not time-wise, the beginning of the physical encounter?
...The defense can emphasize...where witnesses say the confrontation started. All of these are a heck of a lot more convincing than any self serving statement from Zimmerman...
Do the earwitnesses really do any good in confirming that things seem to have started somewhere roughly where Zimmerman says they did, or is it more that none of them contradict him?
I have always thought it kind of odd that none of the other witnesses have remarked that they saw Selma Mora.
one of the parts of the reenactment that always stuck out to me was Zimmerman mentioning something to the effect of Trayvon may have said something to him but he didn't hear it his windows were up and he was talking to the dispatcher. It always struck me as odd, because it seemed irrelevant. However, the fact he pointed it out does kind of imply that perhaps he thought Martin said something as he passed his truck.
Zimmerman: And then he came back, and he started walking up towards the grass, and then came down and circled my car. And I told the operator that. He was circling my car. I didn't hear if he said anything- Sgt. Smith: Right.Zimmerman: -but he had his hand in his waistband.
Zimmerman: And then he comes back out, and circles my car, while I'm on the phone with the police. Singleton: Mmmkay. Is he saying anything to you? Zimmerman: I couldn't hear. My windows were up. As soon as I saw him coming up, I rolled up my windows and I stayed on the phone with dispatch.
Zimmerman had no clue as to who else might have heard or seen anything other than W6.
GILBREATH: I have no indication what he picked up from other officers at the scene. I know from reading reports there were witnesses gathered around while he was still at the scene. And this was prior to their having statements taken from them. So I don't know what he picked up from overheard conversations.