Posted: 5/1/2012 8:10:18 AM
Originally Posted by kaponofor3:
I will be shocked if Zimmerman makes a plea. I think the government is in a position where they can't offer any type of plea that Zimmerman would accept (i.e. no jail time), and I think Zimmerman wants a trial. Government will have a hard time getting a conviction given the lack of witnesses and the stringent burden of proof that they have.
IMO, juries are fickle, and easily swayed by public opinion.
I’m not sure if Zimmerman’s attorneys would want a trial.
Public perception appears to be that the deceased was innocent and the accused, guilty.
I see in store windows tee shirts saying “justice for Tayon” and “I am Tayon.”
Can you imagine the pressure and threats any lone jury dissenter would face?