A McLean County jury found Zimmerman not guilty of the November 2014 murder of his ex-spouse Pamela Zimmerman in a case that has attracted national attention.
St. Louis, MO (May 8 2019) – After a hard-fought trial lasting five weeks, John Rogers of the St. Louis law firm Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, successfully dismantled the state’s case against Kirk Zimmerman. The defendant, 60, was accused of first degree murder of his ex-spouse Pamela Zimmerman, 53, who was found with four gunshot wounds at her east side Bloomington office in November 2014.
In a case in which the state focused on largely circumstantial evidence, Rogers was able to obtain key rulings from the Court to exclude inflammatory and altogether irrelevant evidence; demonstrate the unreliability of gunshot residue due to possible contamination by law enforcement; and bring to the stand an array of experts and investigators who questioned the credibility of the state's claims.
After hearing the testimony of 60 witnesses, the jury deliberated for two plus days at the McLean County Courthouse before returning a verdict of not guilty.
“[We] are grateful for all of the hard work that the ladies and gentlemen on this jury did in this case,” said Rogers, talking to the media shortly after the verdict in the lobby of the Law and Justice Center in Bloomington.
"On behalf of Kirk and his entire family, we would like to say thank you to them. It’s been four long years of being accused of a crime that Kirk didn’t commit, so today is a relief not only for Kirk but for his family.”
Thanks to Rogers’ hard work and relentless defense of his client’s freedom, Zimmerman is now able to walk free and return home to his children. Attorney John Rogers continues to practice in all areas of criminal defense at his law firm in St. Louis.
About Rogers Sevastianos Bante, LLP: John Rogers along with Noel Sevastianos and Joe Bante founded the St. Louis law firm Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, in 2017. They draw upon 75+ years of collective experience in high-profile, high-stakes cases. The firm celebrates unparalleled success in trying cases in front of a jury. Their entire team of attorneys take an aggressive and proactive approach in defending the rights and freedoms of clients in the state of Missouri, Illinois, and across the country.
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