Should Zimmerman Take The Stand?

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George Zimmerman, Mark O'Mara, Don West

George Zimmerman, right, stands up at the defense table with his attorneys, Mark O’Mara, left, and Don West, center, as he is identified by state witness Doris Singleton, a Sanford police officer, during her testimony in Zimmerman’s trial in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, July 1, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)


The prosecution may rest on Friday and the million dollar question is whether George Zimmerman will testify or not. The answer is simple: He would be a fool to do so.

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There are very few reasons for Zimmerman to testify in this trial. For one, he has had his statements entered into evidence through various witnesses and sources. Also, the prosecution played multiple tapes, interviews and had testimony from Zimmerman’s best friend, Mark Osterman.

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The statements provided Zimmerman’s versions of events, including his statements about fearing for his life and him stating he had to shoot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Osterman testified to Zimmerman’s words the night of the murder.

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Although this evidence may be well utilized to show inconsistencies in the versions of stories for Zimmerman, he has made conflicting statements, such as Trayvon reached for the gun and Trayvon grabbed the gun. Another inconsistent statement Zimmerman made is that Trayvon circled him in the car making threats. However, that was not heard while Zimmerman was on the phone with the non-emergency operator.

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