George Zimmerman's DNA, not Trayvon Martin's, found on gun

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/...secution-dna-evidence-20120919,0,120380.story


    George Zimmerman's DNA, not Trayvon Martin's, found on gun



    Only DNA from George Zimmerman was found on the grip of the gun that was used in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, according to DNA test results released Wednesday.

    The test results were in the latest batch of discovery material released by officials in the notorious murder case, which has become a national flashpoint in race relations and gun laws. Zimmerman, 28, is free on bail awaiting trial on charges of second-degree murder in the killing of Martin, an African American teenager, who was shot to death in a confrontation at a gated community in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26.

    The tests on the gun and the holster were performed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. They found Zimmerman’s DNA on the gun but could not find any of Martin's. No determination could be made as to whether Martin's DNA was on the holster.

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    Zimmerman has acknowledged shooting Martin, but insists he acted in self-defense in the wake of a confrontation that left him injured.

    The DNA findings could play a role in the trial, allowing the prosecution to argue against self-defense since it now seems that Martin never touched the weapon. The defense could counter that Zimmerman shot before Martin could get to the gun.
     
  2. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Only if the jury is made up of idiots. Lack of DNA on the gun doesn't prove much, if anything.
     
  3. That alone you're right.The gun evidence with Zimmermans serial lying,past history of violence and being a trouble maker will be enough to convict imo
     
  4. jem

    jem

    unless zimmermans introduces past good behavior... history of being a troublemaker should never get past an objection.

    Lies to police on this case... might get to a jury if a judge does declines to rule that it is more prejudicial than probative.

    I am not an assistant D.A.... but I once played one in a court of law.
     
  5. jem

    jem

    unless zimmermans introduces past good behavior... history of being a troublemaker should never get past an objection.

    Lies to police on this case... might get to a jury if a judge does declines to rule that it is more prejudicial than probative.
     
  6. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    None of which he's being tried for.
     
  7. In a case that will come down to believing Zimmermans version of events his history of lying and violence is relevant
     
  8. I am not surprised that he lied. Is he not a zionist?
     
  9. jem

    jem

    lying in this case may or may not come in... past lying... not unless it was a crime or he has a lawyer like orly taitz.

    by the way... I do not care if zimmerman is found guilty or not as long as justice is properly served.
     
    #10     Sep 20, 2012