When Zimmerman was charged I put forth the fact that this case could make Angela Corey’s career:
My fear that a fair trial may be impossible considering the strong emotions felt by the public regarding this case still hold. It could make Corey’s career if she successfully prosecutes Zimmerman because nothing builds a career like ruling in favor of public opinion in a high profile case.
It appears as though she was a little too anxious to forward her career and got caught effectively lying in her affidavit:
The special prosecutor handling the case is Florida State Attorney Angela Corey. Dershowitz says that he believes she submitted documents that withheld all of the truth in the Trayvon Martin case.
“She was aware when she submitted an affidavit that it did not contain the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. She deliberately withheld evidence that supported Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense. The New York Times has reported that the police had ‘a full face picture’ of Zimmerman, before paramedics treated him, that showed ‘a bloodied nose.’ The prosecutor also had photographic evidence of bruises to the back of his head.”
Like most politicians caught with their fingers in the cookie jar, Corey then lashed out against Dershowitz:
State Attorney Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case, recently called the Dean of Harvard Law School to complain about my criticism of some of her actions.
She was transferred to the Office of Communications and proceeded to engage in a 40-minute rant, during which she threatened to sue Harvard Law School, to try to get me disciplined by the Bar Association and to file charges against me for libel and slander.
Her beef was that I criticized her for filing a misleading affidavit that willfully omitted all information about the injuries Zimmerman had sustained during the “struggle” it described. She denied that she had any obligation to include in the affidavit truthful material that was favorable to the defense.
While Zimmerman shot his credibility by lying about the amount of money he had available to him, Corey just shot her credibility by filing an affidavit that left out key pieces of evidence in the case. She claims that such evidence need not be addressed in her affidavit but by not addressing it she leads one to believe she didn’t think her affidavit would hold up with the included evidence. In other words it appears as though her case was on shaky ground from the beginning.
Regardless of her intentions I believe it is, at least, entirely unprofessional to not only omit evidence in an affidavit but to then threaten somebody who pointed out your omission.
This case is a never ending legal soap opera.