The following opinion was entered by the Fifth District Court of Appeal regarding the deposition of Attorney Benjamin Crump by counsel for George Zimmerman. You can read the opinion by clicking HERE
Proposed Respondent Benjamin L. Crump, Esq.’s Response to Petition For Writ Of Certiorari that was filed with the Fifth District Court of Appeals on 4/29/2013 by Bruce Blackwell, Esq. and Shayan Modarres, Esq. on behalf of Benjamin Crump, Esq.:
April 11, 2013
Statement from Trayvon Martin’s Family and their Attorneys
One year ago today, the State of Florida decided that there was evidence to charge George Zimmerman for second-degree murder for profiling, pursuing, and killing our unarmed teenage son. The facts of this case are simple and straightforward. We are confident that a jury following the overwhelming evidence against George Zimmerman will hold him accountable for killing our son, Trayvon Martin.
For the Zimmerman family to allege that the justice system doesn’t work, simply because they are unhappy their son was arrested in the first place, is disingenuous and disrespectful to the very system that is currently affording him every available opportunity to defend himself. The arrest of an admitted killer is not a violation of due process, it is due process. Most will agree that no one has been given greater consideration by the justice system for killing an unarmed child, than George Zimmerman.
We continue to pray that our son’s death will serve as a catalyst in preventing other senseless acts of gun violence.
STATE’S RESPONSE TO DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR DISCOVERY VIOLATIONS
Bernie De La Rionda’s response to the Defense’s Motion for sanctions against the State Attorneys Office for alleged discovery violations
Click here for Benjamin Crump’s response to Defendant’s Motion for Reconsideration: BENJAMIN CRUMP, ESQ’S RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO THE MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION DATED MARCH 15, 2013
Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) established the Brady disclosures that prosecutors must make to defense counsel in a criminal prosecution. Disclosures consists of potentially exculpatory or impeaching information and evidence that is material to the guilt or innocence of the defendant.
Did the State fail to disclose material evidence or exculpatory evidence, or is this just another attempt at diverting attention away from the defendant out of desperation?
Click here to read the Defense’s Motion: DEFENSE’S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST STATE OF FLORIDA
A Florida Case-Law Anaylsis to the “Stand Your Ground Law” and How it May Apply to the Zimmerman Prosecution in June: