Science and forensics take center stage this week as prosecutors build their case against George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch leader charged in the fatal shooting of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
The first week of George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial wrapped up with testimony from two neighbors and a police officer that seemed to bolster the defense’s argument that he was pinned on his back by Trayvon Martin before shooting the teen.
On the fifth day of testimony for the trial of George Zimmerman, the man charged in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, two neighbors as well as a police officer took the stand seemingly bolstering Zimmerman’s contention that he was on his back being straddled by Martin during the February confrontation.
A Miami Gardens police car is stationed outside Rachel Jeantel’s home. The 19-year-old has become a celebrity of sorts, after taking the stand in the Trayvon Martin case.
The prosecution’s key witness, a friend of Trayvon Martin’s who was on phone with him before he was shot, took the stand for a second day in the trial of George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot Martin in February of 2012.
One of the last people to speak to Trayvon Martin before he was shot to death by George Zimmerman in a gated Sanford town-home community has taken the stand.