Dershowitz Takes New Shots at Prosecutor in Trayvon Martin Case

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 07:06 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

Share:
A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Famed defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz has launched a new attack on the prosecutor trying George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

Florida State Attorney Angela Cory “has a reputation for always overcharging and then trying to reduce the charges as part of a plea bargain,’’ Dershowitz told Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.’’

Story continues below video



“She doesn’t want the case to go to trial if it’s at all possible to avoid, so her tactic is to overcharge and essentially extort the defendant into pleading to a lesser defense.’’

His incendiary remarks come on the first anniversary of the death of 17-year-old Martin, who was shot by Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watch captain, as Martin walked to a home he was visiting in Sanford.

Zimmerman, who was legally licensed to carry a gun, got into a fight with Martin, and under the state’s Stand Your Ground law may have justification for the use of lethal force if he felt his life was in jeopardy.

Dershowitz enraged Cory last summer when he criticized her prosecution tactics, so much so that she called the dean of Harvard Law School, where he teaches, to complain. She reportedly threatened to sue for libel.

But the threat has not stopped Dershowitz from expressing his opinion about her.

“[Zimmerman] certainly can’t get a fair trial prosecuted by the terrible, terrible prosecutor who is bringing this case to trial,’’ Dershowitz told Malzberg.

“Look, Trayvon Martin was a victim who shouldn’t have died and in my view there’s a lot of moral responsibility on the shoulders of Zimmerman.

“The question is, is it a criminal responsibility? And if it is a criminal responsibility, of what degree? It’s certainly not the kind of murder charge that he’s now facing.’’

Listen and watch Steve Malzberg 3-6 p.m. ET at http://www.newsmax.com/live or on SiriusXM Satellite Radio America’s Talk 166.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Peter King, Press Corps Irked Over White House Boston Observance

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 22:16 PM

The White House press corps was unhappy that it was not allowed access to a moment of silence for Boston Marathon victim . . .

Arizona State Rep: 'Can't Recognize My Country' in Rancher Dispute

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 18:47 PM

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy may have been partly to blame for his standoff with federal authorities, but the government' . . .

Bill Allows Snap Inspections of Arizona Abortion Clinics

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 20:58 PM

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise in . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved