Shock Start: Graphic Quotes Open Zimmerman Murder Trial
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Jurors’ jaws dropped Monday as a prosecutor in the George Zimmerman murder trial laid out a profanity-laced opening statement that sought to paint the defendant as an angry and out-of-control vigilante who was stalking Trayvon Martin when he shot the teen in the gated community in Sanford, Fla., where he lived.
“F—ing punks,” Prosecutor John Guy, said in open court, quoting Zimmerman’s own words to a 911 dispatcher. “These a–holes, they always get away.”
The language – rare for open court, appeared to stun the six female jurors who must decide whether Zimmerman shot and killed the 17-year-old African-American teen in self defense, or if he stalked the youth and provoked the deadly confrontation.