Marshall Lee Gore was set for execution at six pm Monday, but the 11th Circuit issued a stay, albeit a brief one, to consider arguments that Gore is too insane to be executed. Only in America.
There will be briefs filed and oral argument before the 11th Circuit this Thursday. If the court declines to allow further argument, the execution could take place soon after unless the U.S. Supreme Court issues a stay.
Trivia: Name the REGJB prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges in Gore's two REGJB trials.
There were two opening statements in the George Zimmerman trial Monday, and the statements highlighted the different styles of the opposing counsel. Prosecutor John Guy got right down to it:
"Good morning. Fucking punks, these assholes all get away,'" Guy quoted Zimmerman. "These were the words in this grown man's mouth as he followed this boy that he didn't know. Those were his words, not mine."
Defense attorney Don West countered with a "knock-knock" joke, always a risky proposition in a murder case: "Knock knock. Who's there? George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman who? Good, you're on the jury."