I'd hazard a guess that the Martin family would be very happy with Zimmerman getting a BIG settlement from NBC . . . the BIGGER the better.Zimmerman should immediately file a libel suit against NBC. I would ask for, oh, say, one billion dollars.
A small sum really, since the network put a bullseye on his back.
776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.—
(1) A person who uses force as permitted in s. 776.012, s. 776.013, or s. 776.031 is justified in using such force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force, unless the person against whom force was used is a law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 943.10(14), who was acting in the performance of his or her official duties and the officer identified himself or herself in accordance with any applicable law or the person using force knew or reasonably should have known that the person was a law enforcement officer. As used in this subsection, the term “criminal prosecution” includes arresting, detaining in custody, and charging or prosecuting the defendant.
(2) A law enforcement agency may use standard procedures for investigating the use of force as described in subsection (1), but the agency may not arrest the person for using force unless it determines that there is probable cause that the force that was used was unlawful.
(3) The court shall award reasonable attorney’s fees, court costs, compensation for loss of income, and all expenses incurred by the defendant in defense of any civil action brought by a plaintiff if the court finds that the defendant is immune from prosecution as provided in subsection (1).
A defense attorney works for his client and may be selective in the evidence that he presents.
The prosecuting attorney while he works for his client (the state) may not legally withhold material evidence of innocence.
The prosecuting attorney must present exculpatory evidence to the jury? The state must present all evidence to the defense.
Brady vs. Maryland.IMHO, if a prosecutor has exculpatory evidence, prosecution should not move forward with a case.
But, seeing cases like Skidmark's show that it doesn't always happen that way.
I think they will try to do this as quietly as possible.Anyone care to speculate? I’m thinking with the recent decision of no Grand Jury, his lawyers stepping down (cover story of can’t get a hold of him), but yet they know he’s communicating with the prosecutor. I’d say she has determined Zimmerman is justified under Florida Statue 782.02 Justifiable use of deadly force.
Zimmerman’s hiding because soon the state will announce the evidence clearly warrants no criminal charges against Zimmerman. And the powder keg the radicals have lit will explode. Even the lawyer’s most likely asked for time to get out of town before she goes public.
The news last night reported the special prosecutor will be making a public statement within the next 72 hours, I think 72 was to give resources time to plan for the worst.I think they will try to do this as quietly as possible.