You know Dr. G, and now you know Dr. D.
Dr. Vincent Di Maio, an expert forensic pathologist, won raves for his testimony Tuesday at the George Zimmerman trial. Dr. D was dynamic, smart and unflappable.
CNN's Ashleigh Banfield swooned over Di Maio's "unbelievable, remarkable testimony" -- she didn't mean he was unbelievable, but that he was so masterful. She praised his "folksy manner" and said he was "a real get" for the defense.
She wasn't alone in her admiration.
WESH-Channel 2 legal analyst Jeff Deen said Di Maio's testimony is easy to understand and that jurors go with what they understand. The jurors couldn't understand medical examiner Shiping Bao, a state witness, Deen said. Di Maio "did a great job," Deen said, and the state's experts were "so terrible."
Fellow WESH analyst Alisia Adamson said Di Maio explained that Zimmerman's injuries could be life-threatening and those insights could be very damaging to state's case.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis praised Di Maio's credible style and comfort in giving opinions -- another difference from Bao. Di Maio clarified what the defense was saying about the positioning of Zimmerman and Trayvon when the teen was shot, Tennis said. "This was a very good witness for the defense," Tennis said.
WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone said Di Maio gave "a very scientific account" and the jurors were paying a lot of attention and taking a lot of notes. Di Maio had a "commanding, authoritative presence," Pipitone said. Di Maio couldn't be more different from Bao, Pipitone added.
Michael Knox, a forensic consultant working for WKMG, said Di Maio came in and told a story that tied everything together -- something the state hadn't done.
WKMG legal analyst Luis Calderon said Di Maio gave testimony that lined up with Zimmerman's account of the deadly encounter with Trayvon.
"The science tells it all," legal analyst Mark NeJame said on CNN. NeJame highlighted that Di Maio was saying Trayvon was leaning atop Zimmerman and the shooting couldn't have happened any other way.
Danny Cevallos, also on CNN, said the defense can shop for the best medical examiner. "They got bang for their buck," he said.
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