Source: Evan McMurry / Mediaite
ABC Chief Legal Affairs Anchor and Mediaite founder Dan Abrams told Good Morning America on Saturday that the prosecution in the Zimmerman trial had failed to make its case for convicting George Zimmerman beyond a reasonable doubt, and that the jury had little legal basis to anything but acquit.
“The prosecution’s case is now in,” Abrams said. “They’ve presented all of their evidence. I do not see how the jury, as a legal matter, convicts of either second degree murder or manslaughter.”
“Now, that does not mean that George Zimmerman was justified,” Abrams said, “it does not mean that George Zimmerman was right. It means that when the prosecution has the burden to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt—meaning, they have the responsibility to disprove self-defense beyond a reasonable doubt—it is hard to imagine that of all the witnesses we’ve seen, that there is not reasonable doubt as to that.”
The prosecution rested late last week, at which point the defense called for the case to be thrown out, a request which was not granted.
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