Judge Napolitano on How the Zimmerman Interview Might Impact His Trial
Sean Hannity got an exclusive interview with George Zimmerman and his attorney Mark O’Mara, which aired last night on Fox News Channel. This morning, senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano sat down with Fox and Friends to give his thoughts on the interview and how it will impact the case going forward.
Napolitano said off the bat, “If I were his lawyer, I would not have let him give the interview." Napolitano believes that it will provide a field day for prosecutors, and Zimmerman will most likely have to take the witness stand in court because of it. Zimmerman is not even in court yet, but Napolitano believes “George Zimmerman sort of took the witness stand yesterday, and Sean Hannity cross examined him.”
During the interview, Zimmerman claimed that he thought it was God’s plan that the incident happened, and that he had no regrets. Zimmerman made these two statements in an effort to justify himself. Not approving of Zimmerman’s choice, Napolitano said, “I don’t think he helped himself with that interview at all.”
Napolitano warned that the interview could hurt his credibility because “They now have areas of his thought to interrogate him about, that they didn’t know about before this tape.”