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George Zimmerman greets his attorneys, Mark O'Mara, left, and Don West, during his trial in Seminole circuit court on July 5, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Denies Request By Defense To Acquit Zimmerman Of Murder

Jurors in the George Zimmerman trial are leaving the courtroom after an eventful day.


George Zimmerman, accused in the Trayvon Martin shooting, in Seminole circuit court with his defense attorneys Mark O'Mara (L), assistant Michael Panella, and Don West June 7, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin. For a second day in a row, the judge heard arguments as to whether jurors will be allowed to hear testimony from voice identification experts during the trial. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Zimmerman’s Attorney Walks Tight Line In Defense

George Zimmerman’s lead attorney will be walking a fine line as he tries to convince jurors that his client didn’t murder Trayvon Martin: He needs to show why Zimmerman felt threatened by the African-American teenager while avoiding the appearance that either he or his client is racist.


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