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Legal god Alan Dershowitz has blasted the prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, FOX News reports.Dershowitz says the prosecutor, Angela Cory, overreached on the murder charge and committed a crime by omitting key exculpatory evidence from her affidavit.
Specifically, he says:
- The prosecutor should have mentioned the photos of Zimmerman’s bleeding head, which suggest he was involved in a major physical struggle.
- If the prosecutor knew about these photos when she filed the affidavit, she has committed perjury.
- “There’s nothing in the affidavit that suggests this was second-degree murder.”
- By over-charging Zimmerman (with second-degree murder), the prosecutor has sown the seeds for race riots: When Zimmerman is acquitted, there will be mass outrage.
- If the prosecutor hasn’t already hired a lawyer to defend herself, he says, she should
Other legal experts agree with Dershowitz’s assessment of the murder charge.
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