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Zimmerman Trial Breaks for Holiday

By: CNN
By: CNN

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)

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)

After days of intense and sometimes gruesome testimony, jurors in the George Zimmerman trial got a short break today.

Court is in recess for the July 4 holiday. However, lawyers on both side are probably not resting. The prosecution is getting ready to wrap up its case and they might be preparing to call members of Trayvon Martin’s family.

Yesterday, prosecutors called Amy Siewert, a firearms expert with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

She testified through tests on Martin’s clothing she was able to determine it was a contact shot that killed him.

“It is consistent with the muzzle of the firearm touching the outer sweatshirt and the inner sweatshirt being in direct contact with the outer one, yes,” said Siewert.

Court resumes Friday, when it is likely a member of Martin’s family will testify about who was screaming on the 9-1-1 audio tape.

The state is then expected to rest its case and then the defense will start calling its witnesses.


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