Zimmerman court proceedings now in second week
Testimonies from two neighbors and a police officer that led credibility to the defense team’s argument that Trayvon Martin had George Zimmerman on his back, causing the latter to shoot the former, summarized the first week of Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial. The three, incidentally, were witnesses for the prosecution team.
Under prosecution questioning, neighbor Jonathan Good said “there were strikes being thrown, punches being thrown” but under cross-examination said the person on the top (who was identified as Martin) was holding the person on the bottom (identified as Zimmerman) down with a mixed-martial arts move known as the “ground and pound.”
Twenty-nine-year-old Zimmerman claimed that he shot 17-year-old Miami resident Martin in self-defense because the teen was banging his head into the concrete sidewalk.
Another neighbor, Jonathan Manalo, said he found Zimmerman’s testimony credible. Meanwhile, Officer Tim Smith testified that Zimmerman’s back side was wetter than his front side.
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