Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda is doing a good job with what he’s got. Regardless of the outcome, I will reiterate that it was probably a good decision for the Defense not to put Zimmerman on the stand. De la Rionda is pounding the flaws and inconsistencies in his multiple statements. That was the most effective part of the State’s case presentation. The would have had the opportunity to hammer him with difficult questions for hours on the stand; which didn’t work out so well for Jodi Arias.
The State seems to be using what I call a spaghetti approach- they are throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. They are arguing both murder and manslaughter, they keep trying to question whether Zimmerman was winning or losing the fight. I think they’d be better served going all in on the murder charge, or at least conceding that Martin was beating Zimmerman. The fact that his head was SPLIT OPEN in “only” two places, or that the impact lacerations where “only” centimeters is not a strong argument. The state should have concentrated on their stronger arguments. The State has finished, the Defense will argue in the morning (8:30), followed by State rebuttal, then the jury will deliberate.