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BDLR whines about being called on holding back discovery, and includes as an exhibit a written statement from W8 that was prepared around March 19, 2012 and not given to the defense until March 13, 2013? Okay.
It may be that the state first received the handwritten note on March 15, the day that defense took the deposition of Sybrina.
That's a good point. If that's the case, the question is why Fulton didn't turn it over before. Is it because she realized the statement was inconsistent with W8's later statements? Why did Fulton finally decide to turn it over if she'd withheld it so long?
"I'm glad I have it now. I don't know when (the state) received it," O'Mara said, adding prosecutors would not say when they did.
I hope along with their reply the defense files a motion demanding more information on the "letter."
So his exhibit is new evidence turned over almost a year after it was written, but he refuses to say when he got it. Is BDLR trying to establish a new standard for chutzpah? I hope along with their reply the defense files a motion demanding more information on the "letter."
The one-page letter largely corroborates Witness 8's other accounts of what she heard on the phone: Trayvon was returning from the store when he noticed a man following him and fled.
The Orlando Sentinel says:QuoteThe one-page letter largely corroborates Witness 8's other accounts of what she heard on the phone: Trayvon was returning from the store when he noticed a man following him and fled.
...Incidentally, if you haven't read the piece at the Sentinel, O'Mara says that the prosecution gave him a copy of this letter on March 13, the same day as the deposition of Witness 8.
There are a number of reports elsewhere that they didn't get it until the 15th.Since the article doesn't have that part in quotation marks indicating that that was exactly what O'Mara said, I'm going to withhold final judgement on exactly which day it was, although it was certainly about a year late.
The prosecution filing of supplemental discovery #13 assigns the March 15 date as the first production to the defense, so I can understand how many reports use that date.I think more important that the difference between March 13 and March 15 is the question of when the state obtained the handwritten page described as a March 19, 2012 letter by Witness 8.