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Now the jury is in place the judge in the murder trial that -- is -- government is making some big decisions on what attorneys can and cannot do and say in court.
When it all gets under way on Monday.
But we're still waiting for a ruling on what could could be the most critical evidence in this case.
George Zimmerman Zimmerman as you know was a neighborhood watchman in Central Florida when he shot and killed -- unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin last year.
George Zimmerman says it was self defense prosecutors say it wasn't they charged him with murder in the second degree.
The judge to rule at any time whether to allow expert analysis.
Of audio captured on a cell a cell phone just seconds before the shooting.
The -- experts say it's the teenager trade on -- not George Zimmerman screaming in the background on that call.
One expert says you can hear -- by importance yell I'm begging you.
That's something the defense rejects -- listen to it for yourself.
Yeah I don't like eighty police are articles.
I'm and they enable them not sure attention -- screaming outside.
The judge left court to work on her ruling at home but -- Florida bureau reports she could make a decision on that audio by the end of this -- Phil Keating has the news from our Florida newsroom for us this afternoon fit Phil but what what that phrase.
That that phrase will be allowed in court right it's the analysis that is in question.
Absolutely the now one tape that you referred to that will be played for the jury it's the question whether these.
Experts will come and ask for the language that -- attorneys are going to be allowed to use.
Basically pretty big victory for the state this morning as judge Doug Deborah Nelson said he could not use the term racially profile but the prosecution said.
They had no intention of using the term.
Racially profiled at least not in Monday morning's opening statements.
The remains the fans want to judge Deborah Nelson to prohibit entirely prosecutors from using six specific inflammatory terms.
The most contentious -- what the racial component.
They're not always a person can you profile they can -- broke about her age they're dressed the car they drive the location and timing that are that there are certain place.
So that is not a racially charged harm unless it's made so and we don't intend to make it a racially charged term.
So ruling for the state judge Nelson is allowing these terms Monday profiled vigilante.
Wanna be cop and he confronted -- -- Martin declaring.
Prohibiting the prosecution -- near the using these words.
What essentially it will not let them argue they're essential case.
Which is that George Zimmerman profile -- -- on Martin when he spotted him walking in a -- in the rain that night of February of last year.
And called police saying he looks suspicious or on drugs.
The Philly got a jury with no black people on it that -- -- -- -- kid with -- black kid sounds like nobody's overly concerned about that.
Well the -- -- -- -- on Martin did release a short statement addressing what was glaring only obvious and evident.
To everybody watching that case just as soon as this jury of six.
Plus four alternates was -- no blacks on the jury.
Father Tracy -- and mother Sabrina -- were not in court this morning but they say -- this statement quote.
This case has always been about equal justice equal justice under the law is on a black value or a white value.
It's an American value.
As for Zimmerman his attorney says they are pleased with the jury make up as -- the process.
To get here and as far as Monday morning he says -- government is finally looking forward to his day in court.
After sixteen months of essentially living in -- Phil Keating in Florida thank you sir let's bring in get some analysis from judge Alex -- Alex prairies and -- Florida he's the host of the syndicated show.
Judge Alex I guess the last thing judge you wanna do -- here.
If your son has died in your fight the case here is take shots at the jury for being the wrong color that's just not what you do no matter how you think about it.
Well no it's not what you wanna do but I can see people's emotions getting the better -- and the jury frankly shouldn't be listening to the news or reading the paper they're gonna be sequestered so they probably wouldn't have access to it but the reality also is that.
And did jury panel itself the pool that you draw the -- the jurors from.
Is supposed to be a diverse cross section of the community that doesn't guarantee that you will have either whites or blacks or Hispanics on the jury because they go through selection process.
As long as they're not cut out for or excused for racial reasons or gender based reasons.
It's a properly selected juror.
-- then there's that audio clip from the cell phone.
That the State's expert and -- well and well regarded one has has said that's that's the victim the kid he was about to die screaming for help.
But whether they -- they're gonna allow the the tape -- but whether they allow that analysis.
Of it is is a matter of great -- -- it -- -- -- critical you're right on that -- -- a year ago that if they could identify the voice on that tape that would decide the case because it wherever screaming for help.
You know if if your trade on in your screaming for help it's hard for George -- the claim self defense and vice Versa this towards government screaming for help it makes itself to -- that's defense claim.
Of the problem is the FBI analyze it and they said there is absolutely no way any scientist could identified the voice on that it's a screaming voice they only have.
Three seconds of sound.
They enhance that they still couldn't do it but as you know Shep you're gonna hire anybody to say anything the defense has somebody says George -- the prosecution has somebody says -- -- -- And the judges try to decide if the methods used to identify the -- were reliable enough to let -- go to the jury.
My gut is it doesn't come and I wish it was possible.
But I just don't see it coming in or -- it may very well be reversible error.
Well word is we're gonna know of the judge's decision on that very shortly in and will broadcast and we have a -- -- to see every weekend.
Likewise thanks -- thank you.
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