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Zimmerman Trial: Family Members Testify As Defense Opens Case
Published July 6th, 2013
Sanford, Fla. -- State prosecutors have rested their case in the murder trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.
On Friday, Judge Debra Nelson denied a judgement for acquittal… so the defense is now presenting its case.
A calm and collected Sybrina Fulton took the stand Friday morning in the murder trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, as she testified the screams heard in the background of a 9-1-1 call were those of her son, Trayvon Martin.
At the end of the day, Zimmerman's mother listened to the same call, bowing her head as screams were heard in the background.
The defense began their case with both Zimmerman's Mother and Uncle testifying those screams belonged to George Zimmerman.
His uncle, Jorge Meza, first heard the call as it played on the news while he sat at the computer, back turned to the TV.
His testimony brought Zimmerman close to tears, a moment of emotion a stark change from his usual demeanor since the trial began two weeks ago.
The state called a total of 38 witnesses to testify over nine days.
The trial will resume Monday.
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