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UPDATE: Zimmerman Will Not Testify

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George Zimmerman is seen in Seminole circuit court, July 9, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman is seen in Seminole circuit court, on July 9, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman has declined to testify in his second-degree murder trial.

The judge asked Zimmerman what his decision was on Wednesday afternoon. He said that he decided not to take the stand after discussing it with his lawyers.

The defense planned to rest later in the afternoon.

Jurors already have heard Zimmerman’s account of his fatal fight with Trayvon Martin from police interview recordings that were played in the courtroom.

Zimmerman is pleading not guilty, claiming he shot the 17-year-old Martin in self-defense.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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