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Florida / Martin Murder Case / Zimmerman Murder Trial / A Discussion (Part II) / Hysterical Amnesia #1047563

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The role of Judge Debra†† Nelson in handling the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin introduced; courtroom video shown to illustrate her control of the court.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Sunny Hostin and Jeffrey Toobin and criminal defense attorneys Mark Geragos and Danny Cevallos about the trial and the judge. [HOSTIN, TOOBIN, CEVALLOS, GERAGOS - offer views on the judge, a possible compromise verdict with Florida gun laws making mandatory minimum sentences, Zimmerman wanting to testify.]

(New York: Randi Kaye) The problems with the inconsistencies in Zimmerman's various testimonies about what happened and the phenomenon of hysterical amnesia reviewed; scenes shown of the testimony of Dennis Root in the Zimmerman trial and from three other prominent trials. [Forensic psychiatrist Mark RUBENSTEIN - explains how hysterical amnesia works in handling a traumatic psychological event: it is a defense mechanism.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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