Defense May Rest in George Zimmerman's Muder Trial Today

By: CNN
By: CNN
The defense could wrap up its case in George Zimmerman’s murder trial today.

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)

The defense could wrap up its case in George Zimmerman’s murder trial today.

This morning, presiding Judge Debra Nelson ruled that a defense animation of the struggle between Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin is not admissible as evidence.

However, the jury could see it in closing arguments or through a witness. The judge also ruled that text messages on Martin’s phone in which he talked about guns and fighting are not allowed.

Zimmerman is claiming self-defense in Martin’s Death. So far, he has not testified.


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