Witness in Trayvon Martin Case Lied. Will It Even Go To Trial?
Jose Baez, the lead defense attorney in the high-profile Casey Anthony case, has lambasted the prosecution for the weakness of the case:
"I have never seen a high-profile case that is so weak as the Zimmerman case," Baez told Lauren Rowe on WKMG-Channel 6's "Flashpoint." The program aired Sunday morning.
Baez said he based his view on the evidence and not on his representing Chris Serino, the lead Sanford police investigator in the case. "I just think looking at the overall case, it's extremely weak," Baez said. "I had that opinion from very early on in the case."
Baez cited several reasons for his take on the Zimmerman evidence: The only eyewitness says that Martin was on top during the fight, and Zimmerman told law enforcement he was screaming for help during the fight, a point backed up by a 911 tape.
It remains to be seen if the state will continue the case against Zimmerman now that their best witness has severely damaged her credibility, and what the ramifications will be publicly and politically if the case is no longer tenable.