Tyrese and ex-wife, Norma Gibson
*According to TMZ, Tyrese Gibson once threw a huge party for his daughter Shayla’s 5th birthday with 300 people in attendance and a number of expensive gifts.
The details for the lavish party were in new court documents that Tyrese has used against his ex-wife’s bid for more child support.
Norma Gibson claims he is an absentee dad and wants more support to make up for the daddy duties Tyrese has been blowing off. But he says the birthday bash proves otherwise.
Aside from the party where Shayla got almost 200 gifts, Tyrese claims he’s been paying for his daughter’s private school and nanny. He also says he buys her new clothes, shoes and spends “thousands” come holiday season.
A judge eventually sides with Tyrese, and Norma’s child support increase was denied last week.
*In an attempt to prove his innocence, George Zimmerman’s attorneys are now challenging the science of state voice recognition experts.
In a new motion, defense attorney Mark O’Mara wrote that those unnamed experts may be using phony science, so the judge should hold a hearing, listen to evidence about how they did their work, then decide whether to allow them to testify at Zimmerman’s trial, says the Orlando Sentinel.
In question is the 911 call made on Feb. 26 last year, the night Trayvon Martin was killed after being shot by then neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman.
A neighbor had called police to report a fight outside. During her call, a voice in the background can be heard crying for help then 40 seconds later, there’s a loud bang – the gunshot – and the crying stops.
That piece of evidence will be one of the most important at Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial, slated to begin in Sanford June 10.
Zimmerman told police he was the one screaming for help, that Trayvon had punched him, breaking his nose and knocking him to the ground, then climbed on top and began hammering his head on a sidewalk.
Trayvon’s parents say the screams were from their son, although, his father initially told Sanford police they were not.
*George Zimmerman may be the most demanding murderer on planet earth.
The man accused of second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, has filed a motion requesting the judge to delay his trial!
Yeah, this guy is a mess.
So the latest is that he’s telling the court that Martin’s school records and social media posts need to be released. Zimmerman’s legal team reasons that the teenager’s Facebook and Twitter activity is evidence in this case, along with his cell phone information.
How this is going to help the accused is a wonder, but the defense has a plan.
A hearing for the requests is scheduled for Oct. 19.
In the meantime, Zimmerman’s attorneys shared with the public that the defense plans to call between 50 and 75 witnesses, and that the team would need more time to review the evidence.
Martin’s family is irritated with the defense at this point, publicly mentioning that they are frustrated and angry their loved one’s records are being considered as evidence.
“Trayvon’s parents maintain that his school records and Facebook page are completely irrelevant to George Zimmerman’s decision to get out of his car to profile, pursue, and shoot their son in the heart,” the family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, wrote in an emailed statement to reporters.
Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. after confronting the 17-year-old teen while on neighborhood watch.
*George Zimmerman is suing NBC for allegedly editing his now infamous 911-call recording to mislead the public.
According to Page Six, the network broadcasted an altered version of Zimmerman’s call made the night Trayvon Martin was shot and killed, making it appear as if the shooter pulled the trigger after identifying the victim was black.
On the original tape, Zimmerman responds to the dispatcher’s questions, describing Trayvon. But the edited version brings two segments of the call together.
“This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male,” Zimmerman is heard saying.
Now that NBC has been put on Front Street, the network is conducting an internal investigation and by now, three employees have been fired. A veteran producer was to blame for the clip, but the news executives had no clue the call was altered.
*The man who took Trayvon Martin’s lifer is attempting once again to get released again from jail.
George Zimmerman’s attorney told the judge that he’s not a threat and isn’t at flight risk. Attorney Mark O’Mara cited that his client stayed in contact with authorities during his initial release on bail.
A judge will consider the motion at a second hearing at the end of the week.
Zimmerman currently awaits trial as he’s been charged with second degree murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was unarmed. Prosecution suggests he shot the teen during a confrontation in a gated community in Sanford, Fla.
Zimmerman pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense based on the Florida “Stand Your Ground” law.
The case has been controversial, as Trayvon Martin supporters have cited claims of racism. Zimmerman has, however received numerous supportive donations from white supremacist groups. The suspect raised at least $135,000 from his website.
His wife was recently charged for lying in court regarding the couple’s funds.
*After a grueling two-week trial, the Hudson family murder trial has come to a close.
William Balfour stands accused of killing singer Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother, and nephew in 2008.
The defense made its final statements on Tuesday.
The jurors are now in closed session and will deliberate on a verdict.
Throughout the case, the defense argued that only circumstantial evidence pointed to him being the murderer. Last week it was announced that the suspect’s DNA was not even found on the murder weapon. However, forensic scientists insist that a male DNA was present and concluded his DNA would not be on the weapon if he wore gloves or wiped the weapon clean.
In April, the singer shared with the court her last moments with her family, reminiscing that they surprised her at home.
“I was so surprised. That was the last time I saw them. Thank God I had the opportunity,” she said.