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George Zimmerman Trial Coverage => Defense Team => Topic started by: Cylinder on June 22, 2013, 05:33:34 PM

Title: Don West to Present Opening Arguments
Post by: Cylinder on June 22, 2013, 05:33:34 PM
According to a short blurb from WKMG (http://www.clickorlando.com/news/zimmerman-defense-wins-frye-hearing-state-voice-experts-excluded/-/1637132/20674074/-/ctn8npz/-/index.html):
 
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Opening statements begin on Monday and will be carried on Local 6 and ClickOrlando.com. Local 6 has learned attorney Don West will do the opening statements for Zimmerman's team.

Honestly, I'm not enamored to West's style - he seems easily shaken, upset and frustrated at times. My initial thoughts were that West will serve as Team Zimmerman's pit bull. After hearing his Frye closing, however, I'm open to change in that opinion.
Title: Re: Don West to Present Opening Arguments
Post by: nomatter_nevermind on June 22, 2013, 07:48:48 PM
I'm surprised that O'Mara isn't doing the opening, after he was so good with the jurors on Thursday. Maybe he needed a rest after that?
Title: Re: Don West to Present Opening Arguments
Post by: Redbrow on June 22, 2013, 10:22:57 PM
O'mara might be avoiding the necessity to illustrate Trayvon in a negative light within the bounds set forth by  the judge. West will do the "dirty work" of presenting the real Trayvon.
Title: Re: Don West to Present Opening Arguments
Post by: nomatter_nevermind on June 22, 2013, 10:37:10 PM
West will do the "dirty work" of presenting the real Trayvon.

Good point. The opening statement might be considered one of the 'pit bull' jobs.
Title: Re: Don West to Present Opening Arguments
Post by: unitron on June 24, 2013, 03:30:41 AM
Maybe Don's got some more "Francines" up his sleeve.