Mark O’Mara Has Time For Private Practice
Some, most, or maybe all who read here are familiar with the name Mark O’Mara. O’Mara represented George Zimmerman in his second degree murder trial for killing unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
After his acquittal, George Zimmerman was retained by the police at the house that he rented and shared with his wife Shellie, who had filed for divorce and was moving out of the house. Mark O’Mara appeared at the house.
It was at or around that time when Mark O’Mara told the press that he no longer represented George and would not be representing him in the divorce case. Shortly thereafter, O’Mara announced that he was hired by CNN to give legal commentary.
Then came O’Mara’s announcement that George owes him $2.5 million. There were pending motions for sanctions against the State left over from George’s 2nd degree murder trial. The motions were abandoned.
Before trial, George filed a lawsuit against NBC. O’Mara subsequently withdrew from representing George in that case.
Some who followed O’Mara after the verdict in Zimmerman’s case suspected that O’Mara was too busy with television commentary to continue representing George. It is my opinion that O’Mara wanted to wipe his hands of George Zimmerman.
Turns out that along with his CNN job, Mark O’Mara has time to represent new clients in his law practice. This time, it’s a man charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm and a mask, two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit or facilitate commission of a felony, attempted armed burglary with a firearm and mask, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief.
Twenty-seven year old Johnathan Contreras, known as the “ninja-style” robber, was captured and arrested last week when deputies caught him, 54-year old Frank Bower Jr., and 44-year old Andres Perez cutting into a fence at a million dollar mansion. Contreras is the only one who has hired O’Mara.
Police officers found that the men had black clothing, black shoes, black gloves on them and a black mask. They also found pepper spray, zip ties, duct tape and a gun stolen from Collier County.
The mask and clothing appear to be the link between that attempted robbery and others, one in which Contreras and the other men tied up homeowner Bill Kitchen and his partner. The robbers made off with $1,800 in cash and more than $25,000 in jewelry. They allegedly took off in Bill Kitchen’s vehicle. The media did not report whether Contreras of another of the men were charged with stealing the vehicle.
In this case, like in Zimmerman’s, maybe Mark O’Mara will tell the jury to bring their common sense, but not use it during deliberations.
Posted on 05/27/2014, in George and Shellie Zimmerman, Trials & Cases and tagged George Zimmerman, Johnathan Contreras, Mark O'Mara, ninja-style, Orlando, robbers, Trayvon Martin. Bookmark the permalink. 43 Comments.