According to legal experts, it will be very difficult for George Zimmerman to get a fair trial given the emotions attached with the Trayvon Martin shooting case
As the Trayvon Martin shooting case proceeds, the difficulties associated with the case have begun to emerge. According to the legal experts, it will be very difficult for George Zimmerman to get a fair trial, given the emotions associated with the case. Another major difficulty which will be faced is with regards to the jury, as it will be very difficult to get unbiased jury in this case.
Defense attorneys who have worked on this case so far have already deliberated that it will be very tough for George Zimmerman to get a fair and easy trial due to the high-profile nature of the case. Adding to the difficulty is the fact that most of the people have already charged George Zimmerman with the crime of killing Trayvon Martin. Since the time the Trayvon Martin shooting case was brought to light, the public outcry against the case has been very intense. Around two million people signed a petition to get Zimmerman prosecuted and in addition to that, almost daily rallies were held in Sanford, where Zimmerman had shot the 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was unarmed at the time of his death. Many people believe that Zimmerman just killed Martin due to the color of his skin and hence he needs to be brought to justice. George Zimmerman on the other hand maintains that he killed Martin in self-defense as the teen was hitting him very badly.
“There’s no way in the world I think this case could be heard in Sanford. The emotional state there is just too volatile … I don’t think it’s an issue having to deal with media coverage as much as it is local community pressure,” said Jose Baez, according to a report by MSNBC.com. Jose Baez is the attorney who last year successfully defended in Orlando.
According to the legal experts, jury for George Zimmerman's trial will have to be brought in from some other place as people from Sanford and its surrounding areas are already heavily influenced by the public's opinion. Just last year, the jury for even Casey Anthony's case had to be brought from a place outside Orlando, where the trial was held. In that trial Casey Anthony was acquitted of the charges involving her, killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.