Mark O’Mara has responded to BDLR’s rant except below:
What is at stake is George Zimmerman’s right to a fair trial, and in a broader sense, what is at stake is the sanctity of the criminal justice system and its ability to function properly under the incredible public and political pressures that have been placed upon it.
http://gzlegalcase.com/index.php/press-releases/135-with-respect-to-the-state-s-response-to-defendant-s-motion-for-sanctions-against-state-attorney-s-office-for-discovery-violations (read more)
Released with BDLR’s response against sanctions was a new piece of discovery a signed statement provided by Witness 8 prior to the Crump recording on March 19th. This previously unreleased statement is now the 3rd or 4th version of events according to the State’s Star witness.
As with other news in this case this new discovery raises more questions that it answers and puts into question the veracity of Witness 8 and both Tracy ans Sybrina the parents of Trayvon.
I was on the phone when Trevon decided to go to the Cornerstore. It started to rain so he decided to walk through another complex because it was raining to hard. He started walking then noticed someone was following him. Then he decided to find a shortcut cause the man wouldn’t follow him. Then he said the man didn’t follow him again. Then he looked back and saw the man again. The man started getting closer. Then Trevon turned around and said why are you following me!! Then I heard him fall, then the phone hung up. I called back and text. No response. In my mind I thought it was just a fight. Then I found out this tragic story.
You can read the State’s response, including the letter here:
Mark O’Mara has responded to BDLR’s rant.
What is at stake is George Zimmerman’s right to a fair trial, and in a broader sense, what is at stake is the sanctity of the criminal justice system and its ability to function properly under the incredible public and political pressures that have been placed upon it. (link)
This statement is closely matches GZ version of the events. It also adds the detail that TM cut through the adjacent Apartment Complex. More importantly according to her first statement the phone went off after TM said to GZ, “why are following me”, no other conversation was heard by Witness 8. Extremely revealing is that after she what she heard she perceived it as just a fight. It is no wonder that BDLR choose to hide this written statement as it shows that Sybrina was not truthful in her statement, and makes all those little details that Witness 8 added later dubious.
IMO this is probably the closest to what Witness 8 heard that night, not much, but her testimony, even if influenced by others, was needed to bring charges against GZ.