Conrad Conero: Prosecution overreached

July 20, 2013 


I found Ruth Marcus’ analysis of the George Zimmerman acquittal verdict “A sad but healthy verdict” on July 16 to be dispassionate and incisive. The failure of the prosecution to win the case was based solely on its overreach and had nothing to do with race. Those pundits who would suggest otherwise are being disingenuous if not scurrilous.

Had the prosecutors opted for the lesser manslaughter charge from the outset rather than the more difficult to prove second-degree murder charge, their chances of success would have been enhanced considerably.

Conrad Conero


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