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Offline willisnewton

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Are they bluffing?
« on: July 06, 2012, 03:44:26 PM »
The state claims murder in the second degree was committed by George Zimmerman and claims they have proof.  Are they bluffing? 

What's certain is that the porsecution has little to gain by revealing their strategy for trial in advance.  This may be why certain discovery items such as the evidence map were withheld from the first round of discovery, or why we don't yet know who witness 4,7 or 10 are yet.

It seems clear at present that they are not offering a plea bargain deal to the defense yet either, but rather waiting until the defense asks for one, if ever.  The ball is in the court of the defense IMO anyway.  One thing the defense must consider before trial is what's best for GZ.  What might the prosecution grant in return for a guilty plea to M2 or a lesser charge?  Sparing the statethe expense of a trial has to be worth something ...

Or are both sides too entrenced for varied reasons to ever make a deal?  The sat majority of cases in USA are settled before trial.  Will this be different, and why? 

FWIW the state has leverage against GZ in the form of perjury charges agInst his wife already.  While it may seem unlikey, one option would be for GZ to plead guilty in exchange for charges dropped against SZ.  He could always claim later he only did it for her, and felt he'd not get a fair trial.

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Re: Are they bluffing?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 05:33:26 PM »
This really is not calling for a discussion of the state's attorney's office. It's better suited to a case theory discussion or a discussion of second degree murder or the case evidence. Discussions of possible plea deals are premature and beyond speculative, but if you want to discuss it, please do so on an appropriate thread.

I'm happy to move the topic for you, which one do you think is the best fit?

In case it is not clear, this case is for a discussion of the actions of the state's attorneys' office and individual prosecutors. Thanks.


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