Zimmerman Trial: State Rests Its Case
Sanford, Fla.-- Day 9 in the George Zimmerman murder trial as the prosecution rests its case.
In total, 38 witnesses were called as a part of the state's case.
The critical 911 call was heard again Friday.
Trayvon's mother and brother testified saying the voices in the background of the 911 call are those of Trayvon Martin calling for help, before he was fatally shot by Zimmerman.
A calm and collected Sybrina Fulton took the stand this morning.
Martin's mother told investigators the first time she heard the screams on the 911 call, she knew it was her son.
Quite different from the mixed reactions the screams received from other family members.
Jahvaris Fulton, Trayvon's older brother, also questioned about the recording, was initially doubtful of who was screaming.
The third witness of the day, Dr. Shiping Bao, was the medical examiner who performed Martin's autopsy.
Through a tedious cross examination, Bao was questioned about the thoroughness of documenting evidence.
While it won't carry any weight as evidence, Bao also extended his estimate of how much time it may have taken for Martin to die after he was shot.
In a hearing without jurors present, Bao revised his opinion from his initial three minutes to as many as ten.
After several hours of Bao on the stand - both with and without jurors - prosecutors announced they would rest their case, and defense attorney Mark O'Mara argued for Zimmerman's acquittal on the grounds the state did not provide enough evidence to rule out innocence.
Judge nelson denied that acquittal.
First to the stand for the defense was Zimmerman's mother, followed by his uncle.
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