O'Mara presents the instruction that Nelson denied, as a poster. Following is not against the law.
O'Mara says he is running over his time, and wishes he had more.
Defense called Tracy Martin. If the state is seeking justice, why should the defense call Tracy? The burden is on the state. Did the state tell you about all the other burglaries at RTL. Where is the state's expert on use of force? Who was their rebuttal to di Maio? The burden is on the state to prove. Did Zimmerman press the gun into Martin's chest? Emotions vs. Justice. Does it help you to decide this case when somebody who is not Zimmerman;s voice yells and screams and curses at you? Listen to the tape, not to Guy. O'Mara says "I look like Joel Olsteen, I guess Guy is tryinbg to sound like him" ROTFL. O'Mara mocking the prosecutors a few times on their repetition of exaggerated tone of Zimmerman's voice.
How many times was it said that Martin was unarmed? O'Mara pulls out the concrete slab.
That is not some unarmed teenager, with skittles, on his way home. The suggestion by the state that that is not a weapon, that it can't cause great bodily injury, is disgusting. (O'Mara's word).
Even if we presume Racheal was accurate, Zimmerman said "what are you doing around here." What did Root say about that, what about evolution of force? You might come back "get out of my face," but Dennis Root didn't say that the appropriate response was to break the other guy's nose. There was some anger, hostility, ill will, and it had nothing to do with Zimmerman except he was the victim of it. had Martin been shot through the hip and survived, what do you think he would have been charged with? Aggravated battery?
The state has to convince you beyond a reasonable doubt that my client is guilty of anything. I may think I have convinced you. The state is going to stand up and tell you again that Zimmerman is a liar. But, here is the standard, you go back there, if you have a reasonable doubt that my client acted in self defense. Do we think he might have acted in self defense - just maybe, if you reach that conclusion, you get to stop. self defense is a defense to everything. Littering, speeding, grand theft, manslaughter, 2nd degree murder. If the state has not convinced you beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman has NOT acted in self defense, you are done. You don't have to write "innocent" on the form.
Don't let the state win on innuendo, yelling, screeching.
If you think Zimmerman acted in self defense, you are done. Thanks jury for their time, their attention, it is a difficult task, their interest. O'Mara and Zimmerman appreciate. he wants one more thing, find Zimmerman not guilty and let him get back to his life.
Ten minute recess, then Guy.
On a scale of 1-10, I'll give that close an 8.5 or higher. It's an "A" (I grade hard)