George Zimmerman Trial: Prosecution Rests Its Case

Matt Gutman has the latest update in the case against the man who shot Trayvon Martin.
3:36 | 07/06/13

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George -- murder trial -- on Friday the prosecution wrapped up its case the defense asked for the charges to be dismissed. And both the victim and the defendant's mother's presented emotional testimony. ABC's Matt Gutman has the latest from our Miami bureau good morning Matt. Hey good morning -- that's right. Both sides try to use a lot of emotion here that's because the central question in this trial and facing the jury -- What -- George -- intentions that night now the prosecution spent nine -- try to prove that Zimmerman shot Martin because he wanted to. Expect the defense to try to prove the shot him because he had to. -- this morning George Zimmermann case is finally. -- attorneys hits in the first witness the defense called Friday his mother Gladys. That question the howls in this 911 call. -- -- The -- nine. Yet. Whose -- once. -- -- Moments later the -- emotion from Zimmerman who -- self defense as his uncle also defended him but it was another mother's testimony. Which captivated -- courtroom Friday. Sabrina Fulton also asked about those 911 calls didn't recognize that to be. Turn on -- Martin the grieving mother's testimony capping the prosecution's nine days of sometimes jarring testimony these. They always get away during which -- of its old eyewitnesses seemed to weaken its case including the eyewitness who saw Martin on top of Zimmerman that night. And he was so why do it is raining blows down on the person on the farm joins. That's what it looked like but perhaps no witness testimony mortgage still are. That of the medical examiner. No question he didn't remember when nobody knows what I'm good opportunity one -- it's okay. Ed saying he changed his opinion on earlier statements he made. No sooner did the prosecution rested its case and the Fed's move to throw it out what -- before the court. He's an enormous amount of information that my client acted in necessary self defense the prosecution ready with -- quick rebuttal. There were two people involved here one of homestead mom's a -- Now the jury is not expected to hear George -- tell his side of the story. His attorney tells me it's very unlikely he's gonna put him on the stand which means. That the defense could wrap its case by Wednesday the jury could begin deliberations -- Indiana as early. As Friday. So many people wondering if some remember one fact. Take the stand all right matter thanks to you and are lucky to have you here -- with us because you've been on this case since the beginning and you actually coming this morning do you think prosecutions in trouble. -- that the prosecution's case is now -- they've presented all of their evidence and I do not see how a jury. As a legal matter. Convict -- either second degree murder or manslaughter. Now that does not mean that George Zimmerman was justified doesn't mean George Zimmerman was right. It means that when the prosecution has the burden to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt meaning. They have the responsibility to dis -- Self defense beyond a reasonable doubt. It is hard to imagine that all the witnesses we've seen that there is not reasonable doubt -- that up to this point. This is just the prosecution's case and even amongst those prosecution witness things we have seen testimony. Which it's hard to imagine would not be perceived as reasonable doubt. In the minds of a juror but. You can't predict juries so -- And we're gonna hear from the defense as -- said next week this could -- early -- actually -- --

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