This post is in regards to the hearing. So let’s discuss that and the issues that will be discussed at that hearing. Hopefully I will be able to capture the hearing. However I like to remind folks that there are like only two people left who go out of there way to record the hearing streams, me and the other guy. So I strongly suggest you get yourself a screen recorder especially for the trial, where there will be much longer days and will go on for weeks and not depend on me and the media to get them for you. There’s no way I will be able to afford the time to capture all of that.
I’m sure the treehouse will have a hearing thread where folks will be commenting as the hearing occurs as they have done in the past but I don’t like to assume such things but be sure to check for that as well. I think the TalkLeft GZ forum does the same thing and perhaps even the RT forum so be sure to check them out as well(links on the blog/vlog roll in the front page).
I’ve already made some predictions but here they are again:
How long will the hearing last? Well, hmmm, let’s see.
a) The Crump Settlement Filing Saga – Denied
b) Sanctions Saga (W8 Depo) – Denied
c) Sanctions Saga (W8 Lie) – Denied
d) Personal Information Release – Granted
e) Phone stuff – Denied
f) “Enhanced” W11 911 Call, lolz -Denied
g) The Stand Your Ground/Immunity/Self Defense CHAPTER 776 JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE statues Hearing to Merge or Not to Merge Saga -Denied
h) Witness List Saga -Granted
2 hours if she allows argument on some of it.
I expect to be recording the hearing and commenting here and the treehouse as the hearing occurs unless something comes up.
1. To Be Heard at the Hearing April 30, 9:00 AM
- a) The Crump Settlement Filing Saga
- b) Sanctions Saga (W8 Depo)
- c) Sanctions Saga (W8 Lie)
- d) Personal Information Release
- e) Phone stuff
- f) “Enhanced” W11 911 Call, lolz
- g) The Stand Your Ground/Immunity/Self Defense CHAPTER 776 JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE statues Hearing to Merge or Not to Merge Saga
- h) Witness List Saga
Hearing Notice Docket Sounding April 30, 2013 (From court ordering George’s appearance)
Notice of Hearing (List to be heard from O’Mara)
Amended Notice of Hearing (Amended list to be heard from O’Mara)
1a. The Crump Settlement Filing Saga
Crump files settlement agreement with the criminal court and the saga is on.
Some of my thoughts on the Crump filing saga
Supplemental Memorandum in Support of Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records in Opposition to Defendants Motion to Unseal (Crump’s supplemental to his motion)
1b. Sanctions Saga(W8 Depo)
O’Mara set the depositions up with W8, Sybrina, Tracy etc. which he intended to video tape. On the day of the first depo Bernie objected to the videotaping and wanted the judge to decide thereby wasting hours of the defenses time. O’Mara is asking the court to make the State pay him for the time that was wasted because Bernie was informed on the taping days beforehand and made no objection.
1c. Sanctions Saga(W8 Lie)
W8 lied about going to the hospital and supposedly told the state she lied back in August 2012. The State never bothered to inform the defense of the lie. And instead let the defense waste its and the courts time when the defense filed a motion on March 1 2013 to get the hospital records to be heard on March 5 2013. In the middle of court it is revealed to the court and public that W8 lied. O’Mara is asking the judge to fine Bernie.
Motion for Subpoena duces tecum to State Witness Civilian Witness 8 (O’Mara’s Motion for Hospital Records)
Defendant’s Motion for Sanction Against State Attorney’s Office for Discovery Violations (O’Mara’s Motion for sanctions)
State’s Response to Defendant’s Motion for Sanctions State Attorney’s Office for Discovery Violations (Bernie’s response to O’Mara)
Affidavit of Attorney’s Fees (Notice of Filing and Affidavits of O’Mara and West)
Affidavit as to Reasonable Attorney’s Fees (Notice of Filing of numerous other lawyers and their affidavits)
1d. Personal Information Release
In a motion, previously filed by O’Mara, O’Mara had missed redacting the contact address and phone number information of George and Trayvon. Bernie is asking the court seal that document now that it is in the courthouse without the redaction.
Motion to Unseal Information Listed as Confidential Information within a Court Filing (O’Mara’s previous Motion p.9)
Just some thoughts on the address and numbers. Those are merely contact addresses and phone numbers that were long ago part of the SPD investigation. Even though it states the address and number are of “Trayvon Martin” that should not be taken as that was his address at the time nor his phone number. It is not Trayvon’s phone number. Trayvon was also not living at that address at the time.
1e. Phone Stuff
O’Mara is asking the court to demand the State turn over anything and everything it has regarding any and all phone numbers of George, Shellie and Trayvon.
Demand for Specific Discovery (George and Shellie)
Demand for Specific Discovery (Trayvon)
1f. “Enhanced” W11 911 Call, lolz
In quite an amusing motion O’Mara asks the court to demand the State turn over the “enhanced” version of W11’s 911 call that Crump lied about having. I love it.
User minipin called this one:
“I’d love to see the defense file a motion for Crump to produce the “cleaned-up recording. Then let Crump and/or the state have to admit that there are no other NEN recordings. Make Crump admit he lied yet again.”
Excellent minipin, excellent, lol.
1g. The Stand Your Ground/Immunity/Self Defense CHAPTER 776 JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE statues Hearing to Merge or Not to Merge Saga
This issue which no one seems to quite understand, merging a SYG hearing within a trial, has reared its ugly head again. Bernie is asking the court to compel O’Mara to explain himself as to why he is not having the hearing despite making claims to the contrary and agreeing to setting a date aside for it. But more importantly Bernie says if O’Mara aint doing it before trial then he aint never doing it, lol, and is against any “merger”, whatever the hell that is.
There’s a couple of news articles out there about this which are kind of framing it as if Bernie is asking the court to compel George himself to answer, which he sort of is and/or Bernie wants to ask him himself out of some concern for George, pfft yeah right. It’s that he wants the Court to ask George to make sure he understands. George does not have to answer to this, clearly. Redundantly, as the court has already ordered it before this, Bernie does request George’s appearance at the next court date when this will be heard and some of the wording makes it seem like he wants to question George himself, which maybe they do but that is not clear in the motion. I doubt that Bernie is really concerned if George himself knows what’s going on so all of this gives the impression that he wants to question George himself but that just isn’t going to happen. I think the judge will just ask O’Mara with George sitting there, potted palm that he is lol j/k, and ask. She’ll deny that O’Mara can’t file for immunity when he wants, before, during or after trial. That is what I think Bernie really wants of this. Silly Bernie, tricks are for kids.
STATE’S MOTION REQUESTING COURT INQUIRY OF DEFENDANT REGARDING DEFENSE COUNSEL’S WAIVER OF ANY PROCEEDING TO INVOKE IMMUNITY (SELF-DEFENSE/STAND YOUR GROUND HEARING) UNDER F.S. 776.032 (Bernie’s Motion)
1h. Witness List Saga and Depositions
On October 29 2012 Judge ‘Bernie my little officer of the court who can do no wrong, nothing insurmountable here’ Nelson, ordered that witness lists, including expert witness, shall be exchanged on or before March 27 2013. On March 25 2013 O’Mara filed a list and a Motion asking the court for an extension on the date to exchange witness lists. That motion was to be heard at the hearing that was scheduled for April 2 2013. Without consulting the defense Nelson canceled the hearing. On April 17 O’Mara filed a second list. On April 26 O’Mara posted another motion asking the court for an extension. In that motion O’Mara lists six witnesses;
O’Mara’s last list only went to GZWAAA and GZW42 so clearly the list is much larger then thought and apparently O’Mara will be adding more. Given what we have here then the list goes to at least GZWJJJ which adds 9 people bringing the number to 276. It is still not know what number system he is using and if that corresponds to the State’s number system. In O’Mara’s numbers there are gaps so who knows what’s going on. There are also no experts listed or any other public official outside the SPD that hasn’t already been named by the State. Regardless, I’m guessing the entire list of all witnesses combined will be over 300.
Defendant’s Supplemental Witness List (Redacted) (O’Mara’s list filed on March 25)
O’Mara’s response to Nelson cancelling hearing
Redacted Motion to Allow Additional Witness Disclosure (O’Mara’s second motion)
My witness list
More Depositions posted
Also see my page on the depositions here
[UPDATE: Regarding the extended evidentiary hearing it has to do with W11’s 911 call and who was yelling for help which was George of course but you wouldn’t know that from O’Mara, no, he just thought it was but I guess he’s just not so sure.