George Zimmerman prosecutors file list of witnesses, evidence in Trayvon Martin shooting
SANFORD — As many eagerly awaited the release of never-before-seen evidence in the case against George Zimmerman, members of Special Prosecutor Angela Corey's office provided a preview on Monday in the form of an eight-page document.
The paperwork, filed with the Seminole County clerk as closing time approached, included a list of witnesses the state plans to call and identified several pieces of the evidence prosecutors expect to use to support a second-degree-murder charge in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The list includes new video evidence from the night of the shooting — both from the 7-Eleven store where Trayvon reportedly purchased Skittles and Arizona iced tea and from a clubhouse in Retreat at Twin Lakes, the townhouse complex where the teen was killed.
I have read (Jeff Lipkes, American Thinker) that the 7-Eleven tape runs from 6 PM to 6:30 PM, which means Martin took a looong walk home.
I sense a head fake here:
Also listed are two employees with the Volusia County medical examiner's office and a pair of Federal Bureau of Investigation audio experts. The list also includes Tom Owen and Ed Primeau, two audio analysts who told the Sentinel they believe the screams heard in one 911 call were those of Trayvon, not Zimmerman.
At Zimmerman's bond hearing the lead investigator talked down the audio experts:
O'MARA: Witnesses heard people arguing, sounded like a struggle. During this time, witnesses heard numerous calls for help. Some of this was recorded. Trayvon's mom reviewed the 911 calls and identified the cry for help and Trayvon Martin's voice. Did you do any forensic analysis on that voice tape?
GILBREATH: Did I?
O'MARA: Did you or are you aware of anything?
GILBREATH: The "Orlando Sentinel" had someone do it and the FBI has had someone do it.
O'MARA: Is that part of your investigation?
O'MARA: Has that given any insight as to the voice?
Yet now they are on the witness list? Interesting. I have been a broken record saying this sort of audio match can only be made in heaven. On the other hand, the prosecutor won't be putting these people on the stand to explain their limitations and inconclusive results. So, are they there to force a bit of wheel spinning by the defense?
I am waiting to see this at the court website, bit so far, no good.
SPOT THE WITNESS: OK, who are we is W6?
One of the 911 callers, identified as "W6," gave four statements to authorities about the shooting, two to Sanford police, one to FDLE and one to the prosecution's lead trial attorney, Bernie de la Rionda.
I say it is either the kid whose big sister called 911, or that blond woman who went on and on about how she couldn't see anything but Zimmerman looked guilty (Mary Cutcher!). I'll bet the blond in a pinch.