But the case, says William Cataldo
, "would not have played out the way it did."
Not here, says Cataldo, the chief of homicide for the Macomb County Prosecutors Office.
In Michigan, by statute and by precedent, "If you are the aggressor in a fight, you cannot then claim self defense when you use deadly force."
We'll never know who actually shoved or punched first on a rainy night in Sanford, Fla. In this jurisdiction, it wouldn't matter.
After prosecutors and defense attorneys finished lobbing pretrial motions at one another, Cataldo
says, "it's clear that a defendant who acted as Mr. Zimmerman did would be defined as the aggressor."
Yannow, after a cursory once over of William Cataldo's
background, the following quote is fitting and appropriate.