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Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« on: June 23, 2013, 06:56:06 PM »
Opening statements  begin at 9:00 am. Here are links to live video feeds

Don West is expected to deliver the defense opening.

You can use this thread both for live updates and your thoughts.

I will also put up a thread for Day 1 Trial Testimony and Proceedings, to cover events after the openings. There will be a new thread for each day.

Each witness of any significance can also have a thread in the witness section for more in-depth analysis. For example, if a witness on Day 3 contradicts a witness on Day 1, that can be explored in the witness thread as opposed to adding to the Day 1 thread. The point of this to have a chronological record of what happens each day for later reference that is easy to navigate when you are looking for something specific that happened.  I am also going to start a thread called "Trial Expectations" where you can discuss what you think will happen ahead of time (like tonight with opening arguments or opinions on which witnesses will or will not be called and predictions of each side's strategy.)

If you have suggestions for additional topics or threads, please put them in forum suggestions.

Please don't start commenting in this thread until shortly before the hearing (parties arriving for court, etc.)
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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 06:40:51 AM »
Kathi Belich (WFTV) tweeted that TM's family and Crump talked to the press for a few minutes. Usual stuff.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 06:45:34 AM »
8:45 AM

ClickOrlando (WKMG 6) is showing the seal.

WFTV 9 is showing other news.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 06:48:26 AM »
Rene Stutzman tweeted that 24 spectators, 'a full house', were headed to the courtroom.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 07:01:16 AM »
Belich and Stutzman have been tweeting arrivals.

Sanford police chief and sheriff, GZ, TM's parents, Corey, Shellie, Robert Sr., GZ's mom.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 07:04:49 AM »
Court in session.

Nelson is excluding witnesses. O'Mara asking that GZ's family be excepted.

Bernie says the rule is only victim's family.

O'Mara says court has discretion.

Nelson says they can come in after state's case.

Nelson said Crump out too.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 07:05:28 AM »
Bernie arguing for Crump to stay.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 07:06:50 AM »
Nelson is reading rules on witness sequestration.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 07:08:04 AM »
O'Mara arguing for Crump exclusion.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 07:09:33 AM »
O'Mara is citing Crump's press conferences as a reason his presence in court will be 'prejudicial', which is the standard for excluding him despite his being a representative of TM.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 07:10:18 AM »
Now O'Mara is arguing that Crump is a 'substantive witness'.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 07:11:04 AM »
Nelson asked Crump and TM family members under subpoena to leave. I think they may have already left.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 07:11:55 AM »
Mantei is talking about some problem with an evidence exhibit.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2013, 07:13:07 AM »
It is something O'Mara wants to use a visual aid. Mantei wants to look at it.

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Re: Day 1: Opening Statements, June 24, 2013
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2013, 07:14:15 AM »
Mantei approved the item.

Guy will do opening.

West is talking about res gestae statements.

Nelson hasn't read them yet.

 

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