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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2013, 08:39:25 AM »
10:38 AM

Court recessed until 11:00 AM.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2013, 08:45:15 AM »
WFTV talking heads said reports are the state has 8 remaining witnesses. They speculated all of them might complete their testimony today.

Whatever the count is, I am skeptical they will get through them all today.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2013, 08:56:32 AM »
WFTV talking heads said reports are the state has 8 remaining witnesses. They speculated all of them might complete their testimony today.

Whatever the count is, I am skeptical they will get through them all today.

If it was 8 at the start of the day, they've already gone through half of them.  Some witnesses go fast.  I can't imagine Sybrina, if she takes the stand, to take very long.  15 minutes total, would be my estimate, tops.  Medical examiner who examined Martin's body, DNA expert, Gunshot expert.  All fairly straightforward due to lack of need to challenge their findings.

Might be a long day, end after 5, but I think it's possible to get done today.

I wonder if Court is in session on Friday.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2013, 08:58:58 AM »
Rene Stutzman tweets that O'Mara just deposed Pleasance over Mantei's cell phone.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2013, 09:01:35 AM »
11:00 AM

Pleasance on remote, I think Skype, he said he can't hear.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2013, 09:25:24 AM »
11:22 AM, Pleasants excused.

Next witness Siewart, FDLE firearm analyst.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2013, 09:28:52 AM »
Siewart worked on gun and holster. Guy presented them to her, she IDed them.


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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2013, 09:30:33 AM »
Gun lock removed from gun, deputy checked it wasn't loaded. Siewart is explaining the gun.

ETA: It's Amy Stiewart, according to Stutzman tweet.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2013, 09:32:36 AM »
AS explaining double action.

ETA: Then she explained extended trigger pull.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2013, 09:35:28 AM »
DAO, Double action only.  Every pull of the trigger energizes the hammer spring.  Long trigger action, about 4.5 pound trigger pull.  The state is arguing that the discharge was not accidental.  I think that proposition is not contentious.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2013, 09:37:13 AM »
The state is arguing that the discharge was not accidental.  I think that proposition is not contentious.

Covering bases. I don't know if anything precludes the defense from springing that argument at the last moment.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2013, 09:41:48 AM »
Guy eliciting testimony about tests of the hoodie and shirt showing contact shot.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2013, 09:50:36 AM »
11:50 AM

O'Mara on cross.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2013, 09:53:01 AM »
Covering bases. I don't know if anything precludes the defense from springing that argument at the last moment.

Nothing, other than appearing disjointed to the jury.  Well, that plus an unintentional discharge is very difficult to portray as an intentional act.

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Re: Week 2, 3rd Day, 7/3/13
« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2013, 09:54:49 AM »
O'Mara eliciting explanation for why a double action pistol doesn't need an external safety.

 

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