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John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« on: July 08, 2013, 09:30:07 AM »
11:27 AM.

O'Mara on direct.

JD is a physician's assistant (PA), husband of Leeann Benjamin.

ETA: Kathi Belich and Jeff Weiner tweet that JD is retired. I missed that.
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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 09:33:02 AM »
O'Mara gives JD the 'full name' talk.

JD: He bought GZ clothes for courtroom, contributed to his defense fund.

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 09:34:52 AM »
JD has been in several political campaigns 'from which my feet still hurt'. He and GZ held signs and yelled.

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 09:36:09 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks the defense might be over doing it with the voice recognition witnesses?

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 09:36:59 AM »
O'Mara asked several questions about JD's experience serving in Vietnam. Bernie finally objected as to relevance. Sidebar, I think called by Nelson.

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2013, 09:37:14 AM »
Bernardo objects to narrative about Donnelley's combat medic experience on relevance grounds.  The witness was describing living in the same quarters as many other people.  Sidebar.

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2013, 09:39:07 AM »
O'Mara gets to keep asking about Vietnam. He is.

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2013, 09:40:38 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks the defense might be over doing it with the voice recognition witnesses?

Probably not.  But these are "mixed bag" witnesses, who also go to Zimmerman's character.  Plus, I think the defense has calculated (maybe incorrectly) that the more it gets Bernardo to over-act "f$cking punks" and "those a$$holes," the deeped the state digs the hole it has started for itself.  Over-acting and exaggeration does not go over well.  And it appears the state hangs a big piece of its case on exaggerating Zimmerman's voice into a show of anger.

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2013, 09:42:38 AM »
O'Mara gets to keep asking about Vietnam. He is.

I see where this is going.  This witness will claim familiarity with comparing normal voice to extremis voice, for some of the soldiers that he knew.  So, his voice ID has different sort of life experience behind it.

Edit - substitute "scream ID" for "voice ID."

Bernardo asks for a sidebar, and gets it.

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2013, 09:43:32 AM »
O'mara asking about pre-combat chatter/conversations among troops in Vietnam.  JD says that there's a lot of casual talking beforehand, but right before the mission happened the voices changed.

JD recalls the Tet offensive...Bernie objects

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2013, 09:48:03 AM »
JD talks about the sound of soldiers screaming for help.  O'Mara aks if he was able to recognize people he knew when they were screaming, JD says he developed an ability to distinguish who it was, "you know who its gonna be before you get there."

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2013, 09:51:35 AM »
O'Mara plays the tape with the screams for help on it, asks if JD can recognize a voice.

JD says yes, says  there's "absolutely no doubt in my mind that that is George Zimmerman."

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2013, 09:52:34 AM »
I took a break. When I got back, Lauer 911 call playing.

JD: He has heard it before. 'There is absolutely no doubt in my mind, that is George Zimmerman.' He wishes he didn't have the ability to recognize it.

Bernie on cross, talking about depositions.

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2013, 09:58:46 AM »
Donnelly teared up and daubed at his eyes with a tissue, after he said that the screamer was Zimmerman, "And I wish to God I did not have that ability" (to tell person from their scream).

Bernardo asks about the deposition by the state, and did Donnelly tell the state what he was going to testify about.  Donnelly listened to the recording for the first time on Saturday the 6th, and as of the deposition, he had not listened to it - may have heard it but tuned it out or walked away.  (Bernardo also informed Nelson that he had other items to discuss - probably failure to disclose at deposition, and a motion to strike the testimony due to discovery violation: maybe a sequestration violation).

Bernardo asks how much had been given to defense - $2,500, plus $500, plus $1,700 worth of clothing.  Bernardo tries to make a joke about getting the clothing a Jos. Banks.  He agrees that Zimmerman is a dear friend.  Bernardo tries to make this into bias (fair enough).  Has also taken food to him at his home.

Did you listened to any other recordings?  The 911/NEN operator (Bernardo ALWAYS calls this the 911 - non emergency operator).  He has heard parts of its, likely from news.  Do you recall what you heard?  No.

This is going to be a repeat of the exaggeration schtick of "f$cking punks" and "those a$$holes."

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Re: John Donnelly, Zimmerman Friend, 7/8/13
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2013, 09:59:08 AM »
Bernie plays NEN call from start. It is SE 173.

 

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