Day three of testimony in George Zimmerman’s murder trial started with a victory for the prosecution.
FILE - George Zimmerman, right, and attorney Don West, stand as the judge enters the courtroom in Seminole circuit court for a pretrial hearing, in Sanford, Fla., in this Saturday, June 8, 2013 file photo. Jury selection begins Monday June 10, 2013 in the second-degree murder trial, which is expected to last about six weeks. Martin's killing drew worldwide attention as it sparked a national debate about race, equal justice under the law and gun control. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
Presiding Judge Nelson ruled the prosecution can play five calls Zimmerman made to police in the months leading up the shooting.
Prosecutors say the calls will prove Zimmerman was frustrated because too many “suspicious” people walked around his neighborhood.
Additionally, the prosecution’s first witness took the stand.
Jayne Surdyka says she heard a fight between people outside her window the night of the shooting. She says she saw two people in the grass, heard calls for help and then gunshots.
Prosecutors played Surdyka’s 9-1-1 call for the jury.
Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self defense claiming the 17-year-old was the aggressor.