Testimony Continues in George Zimmerman Trial

By: CBS
By: CBS

There was a small victory for the prosecution this morning in the George Zimmerman murder trial.

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)

Testimony continues in the George Zimmerman murder trial.

There was a small victory for the prosecution this morning. The judge ruled jurors can hear testimony about the defendant taking a college class about Florida’s self-defense law.

Prosecutors called Zimmerman’s former college professor to the stand. Professor Alexis Francisco Carter testified that he taught self-defense law in his criminal justice class.

On Tuesday, jurors heard Zimmerman say in a TV interview he had no knowledge of Florida’s stand your ground law.

Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. He faces life in prison if convicted.


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