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  •  which is why his lawyers would be fools (1+ / 0-)
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    Tonedevil

    to put him on the stand, no?

    •  But they'll have no choice (2+ / 0-)
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      Tonedevil, amsterdam

      If Zimmerman wants to claim self-defense, the only way to do it is to get up and testify. Nobody else can do it for him.

      Also, something I didn't know, any exculpatory statements he gave police ("I shot in self-defense," "He came at me," etc.), are not admissible as evidence because they are considered hearsay.

      He has to tell the jury, "I shot in self-defense," and "He came at me," etc.

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