George Zimmerman profiled 17-year-old Trayvon Martin assuming he was up to no good, and that led to the Miami teen’s death, a prosecutor said Thursday in closing arguments of the neighborhood watch volunteer’s second-degree murder trial.
Police and city leaders in Florida say they have taken precautionary steps for the possibility of mass protests or even civil unrest if George Zimmerman is acquitted in the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, particularly in African-American neighborhoods where passions run strongest over the case.
After taking less than a week to call 18 witnesses, George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys rested their case Wednesday in the neighborhood watch volunteer’s second-degree murder trial.
A central Florida judge ruled Wednesday that Trayvon Martin’s cellphone text messages about fighting and a defense animation depicting the struggle between Martin and George Zimmerman won’t be introduced as evidence at Zimmerman’s trial.
Defense attorneys asked a Florida judge on Tuesday to introduce Trayvon Martin’s text messages and a Facebook posting dealing with fighting as evidence at George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial.
An expert on gunshot wounds hired by the defense testified Tuesday that George Zimmerman’s account of how he fatally shot Trayvon Martin is consistent with the forensic evidence as defense attorneys started wrapping up their presentation.
It’s become a top goal of lawyers in the George Zimmerman trial to convince jurors of whether he or Trayvon Martin can be heard on a 911 call.
Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial now will hear the defense’s presentation after listening for two weeks as prosecutors made their case.
Jurors in the George Zimmerman trial are heading into their weekend with a lot of courtroom drama and conflicting testimony to digest.
The doctor who performed Trayvon Martin’s autopsy says he has changed his opinion in recent weeks on two matters related to the teen’s death.