George Zimmerman Trial: Gunshot Wound Expert Laughs On The Stand

Tue, July 9, 2013 6:23pm EDT by 7 Comments
Trayvon Martin Gunshot Wound Expert
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Actress Eliza Dushku and others took to Twitter to speak out against gunshot wound expert Dr. Vincent Di Maio, who laughed and smiled during his testimony for the defense. Was his behavior inappropriate?

Forensic pathologist and gunshot wound expert Dr. Vincent Di Maio sparked an outrage on Twitter by laughing during his testimony for accused murderer George Zimmerman‘s defense. The gunshot wound expert chuckled and smiled as he spoke about Trayvon Martin‘s gunshot wound, testifying that the wound was consistant with George’s claim that the teen was on top of him when he was shot.

Trayvon Martin Gunshot Wound Expert Laughing During Trial Sparks Outrage

Actress Eliza Dushku tweeted about Dr. Di Maio’s inappropriate laughter, saying, “This #pathologist needs to stop laughing & cracking jokes, man.”

Eliza was not alone in her complaints, as many others tweeted their shock at Dr. Di Maio’s lack of sensitivity.

@Laurdonhope5h tweeted, “Why is Dr. DiMaio laughing as he testifies? This is not funny!”

“Lawyers and witnesses are laughing way too much in the zimmerman case smh,” @saucytrishhh3h said.

‏@SoxOnTheBrain7h tweeted, “The renowned Dr. Vincent Di Maio, smiling broadly while testifying to the extent of Trayvon’s injuries. WTF?!”

George Zimmerman’s Lawyer Makes Knock-Knock Joke During Trial

Twitter users also called out George’s attorney Don West for telling a knock-knock joke at the beginning of the trial.

“Knock, knock,” he said. “‘Who’s there?’ ‘George Zimmerman.’ ‘George Zimmerman, who?’ ‘All right, good, you are on the jury.'”

No one in the courtroom laughed, according to, and Don later apologized, saying, “No more bad jokes, I promise that. I was convinced it was the delivery.”

However, Don was at it again during Dr. Di Maio’s testimony, cracking a joke about how they’re both bald.

@EmmarieT tweeted that the knock-knock joke was “absolutely disgusting,” while @riekx2 said, “Zimmerman’s lawyer looked stupid using that knock knock joke.”

HollywoodLifers, do YOU think the laughter and jokes during the trial were in poor taste? Let us know!

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