Alan Dershowitz thinks State Prosecutor Corey is a long way from clearing the reasonable doubt threshold in the Zimmerman case.
But here is a bit of a minor point for the Mixed Martial Arts fans - if (IF!) Martin was on top of Zimmerman in a high straddle, how did Zimmerman's gun (holstered in his waistband) become visible (which was how Zimmerman's father described the showdown)? Martin should have been kneeling over his hips or abdomen.
Obviously, scuffles can get confusing very quicky. And this would be a lot more important if Zimmerman had the burden of proving his self-defense story beyond a reasonable doubt.
But it seems to me that Zimmerman mnust have been making a bit of progress in freeing himself if his hips had become visible (and accessible to himself).
THE TIMES ON DEE-DEE: The NY Times describes Trayvon Martin's call with his girlfriend and includes this bit of amusement as to how she was discovered:
Several weeks after Mr. Martin’s death, his father, Tracy, discovered that his son had been talking to the girl just before he was shot. He learned this by reviewing Mr. Martin’s phone bills. She was subsequently interviewed by the Martin family’s lawyer, Benjamin L. Crump, but not by the Sanford police.
Uh huh. Several days after the shooting (I recall March 5 from the evidence file but can't look it up just now) the Sanford PD contacted Mr. Martin and asked for their wireless plan PIN so they could access Martin's phone records. Mr. Martin said he would take their request up with his lawyers, and that is where the Sanford PD drop out of the story, as weeks weeks went by with no apparent action on the cell phone front.
But by happy coincidence, the girlfriend was discovered a day or two after the 911 phone calls were made public. Did the information in those calls aid her recollection? We will never know.