George Zimmerman Trial–July 11 Recap

July 11, 2013 Updated: November 12, 2013


The trial for George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida, continues on for the third week as the judge anticipates for closing statements today.  Zimmerman is on trial over the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was walking back from a convenience store when shot by Zimmerman. 

The shooting, which happened on a rainy night in February 2012, was in self-defense, says Zimmerman. He has been charged with second-degree murder.

The proceedings are over for today. See below for a recap of what happened today, including photos.

Please come back tomorrow for continuing coverage of the trial. It starts back up at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, July 12.


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Here’s what’s been happening: 

On June 27, Martin’s friend testified for the second day. Prosecutors asserted her testimony was inconsistent.

On July 1, an FBI audio expert testified.

On July 3, the judge heard about a criminal justice course Zimmerman took in college.

On July 5, prosecutors said that Zimmerman wanted to “hunt fugitives.”

On July 10, experts said Zimmerman in worse shape than Martin.

Click here for 10 photos of the Lawyers’ portrayal of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin’s fight with a foam dummy.

Lastly, see the entire case in photos.

We’ll post periodic updates today, including new photos and continued coverage through the live blog.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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