Unmitigated disaster is right! Why the prosecution decided to close with this clown during the Zimmerman trial is beyond me. One fact is for sure, it helped ensure they will lose any points they may have had going for them before he took the stand! Trust me, this guy’s performance would make anyone’s head spin…anyone with a brain that works that is.
This is a ‘Medical Examiner’ who couldn’t remember anything much of the time. He brought notes to read from during his testimony which is also unheard of, much was made of that too. The defense requested copies of them during the back and forth and they got them, of course Mr. Bao didn’t like that one little bit. He changed his initial reports many times during the testimony…and he couldn’t remember the conversation he had with the lead prosecutor the day before he testified, imagine that! I could go on and on but won’t…needless to say it was a three ring circus!
What took place was more than aggravating to say the least, the only witness that surpassed him when it came to being ‘Stuck on Stupid‘ was Rachel Jeantel…and that’s not saying much for Mr. Bao, especially when he’s the head of two major offices, one being Florida, the other Texas.
Here’s a summary of what happened when it comes to others opinions. Keep in mind, many of these people commenting aren’t exactly what you’d call right-wing types. – This is via OS:
Thank goodness for the legal analysts. They do help us make it through the high-profile trials by explaining court procedure, analyzing the lawyers’ strategies and assessing the witnesses’ performances.
At the George Zimmerman trial, the most controversial witness may have been medical examiner Shiping Bao. His first round of reviews Friday were terrible; the second round may have been even worse. Bao got worse reviews than “The Lone Ranger,” a box-office bomb for Disney.
Larry Kobilinsky, a forensic scientist, told CNN that Bao was “an unmitigated disaster for the prosecution. To end with Dr. Bao, it couldn’t be worse.”
Kobilinsky dismissed Bao as “amateurish” and said the medical examiner lost credibility with every cross-examination question.
Steve Raiser, a criminal defense attorney, told Fox News Channel that Bao’s testimony was “quite frankly terrible” because Bao couldn’t remember Trayvon Martin’s autopsy. But Raiser noted that Bao’s testimony that the bullet went straight through Trayvon’s heart undermined the defense argument there was a struggle for the weapon.
Orlando attorney Mark NeJame, a legal analyst for CNN, said the state ran “a beautiful, organized trial as it relates to telling a story,” but with Bao “it all unraveled.”
CNN’s Jean Casarez said she had never seen anything like Bao’s testimony in a courtroom.
WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis seconded that view. “He was off the charts,” she told Keith Landry on “Orlando Matters.” “This guy really cost the state a lot. To be the last witness — just not good.” Tennis was astonished that Bao didn’t understand court protocol and looked biased in favor of the state.
Turning prognosticator, Tennis predicted there won’t be a hung jury because the six-member jury has bonded. She also suggested deliberations could go 90 minutes to four hours.
“There’s only six of them,” Tennis. “And you’re going around the room, and nobody needs to be careful of the other persons’ feelings. That’s what living together in sequestration does.”
One other major topic about his testimony was when he changed how long he thought Trayvon Martin was alive after he was shot, his initial report had been he may have lived 1-3 minutes. He changed that yesterday three fold, he stated he believed Trayvon was alive for up to ten minutes after the shot to part of his lung and heart. You can read more about that here. His testimony proved his bias for the prosecution, how he keeps his job is anyone’s guess…but I’m quite sure Angela Corey is proud as heck of him!
Job well done…for the defense!
Like I always say, throw in your two-cents…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!