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We're tracking several new developments on day three of the George Zimmerman murder trial.
Today several eyewitnesses taking the stand each describing in detail.
What they claim to have seen and heard the night the seventeen year old -- on Martin was shot and killed government claims it was in self defense.
Judge Alex for -- is the host of judge Alex joins me now judge.
We heard in particular from this one witness.
Who took the stand and claimed that when she heard yelling we've heard some of it ourselves -- and I'm -- -- called the background.
She was convinced that it was quote -- boy here's here's what she said on direct examination.
Yes -- just pressing 911 -- when I heard very clearly that.
That ICB -- -- for help.
They yell for help -- you heard this -- did you identify whether it was good.
Don't enable our borders were hired me.
Come on my opinion I truly believe especially the second yell for help that was.
Like today you know and -- it was excruciating at home I really don't think it was a police police after hearing else.
Help for help I still staring down out the window and I just there was still one person on top -- each other then I'm her like up.
From my window pop pop pop.
And done you know get it into I don't know what he's done really sounds like they just it was about three popping please.
I was a neighbor genes -- -- -- who called 9111.
Let's just start with that that -- hurt.
Her testifying her it was her conclusion that it was -- -- basically shot a drought.
This problem without him and obviously it's very beneficial to prosecution -- hurts the defense considerably that she is identifying industry -- -- the problem is that.
The objection which was inevitable from the defense was overruled by the judge that testimony should not have been admitted she's not an expert witness that she did not know -- -- so for her to testify.
That it sounded like not even a boy's voice but the boy's voice and of course the boy.
Don't want here who could be qualified that are coming to refer to as a boy is -- seventeen year old -- on Martin.
I mean in all the -- of his neighbor can't judge who cares what changed ours and with all due respect to this neighbor judge who cares what she thinks whether it was -- Vonage or about why it why don't we only.
Why isn't that just up to the jury and they'll tell us what they think.
-- that's absolutely right if if -- -- an expert she could render her opinion and that's would be the answer to who cares what you think she would be an expert if she was somebody who -- -- She could say like his parents I -- -- -- voice that was straight -- voice in my opinion and that would be permissible.
But she is in no different position then the jury the jury can hear the tape the jury can decide if that yelling high pitched voice is somebody's high pitch was because there.
Screaming for their life and in fear.
Or if it's higher pitch because -- -- voice.
And then she went on disable I heard three pops -- three propping his it was like a pop pop pop suggesting that there -- there'd been three gunshots well there was only one so.
That's a point we're gonna hear more from from the defense and closing arguments I imagine.
Absolutely in fact they played her 911 tape -- when the player and I wanted she served she said I heard a bang or a pop.
And I thought well there she goes they're gonna rehabilitate her but when they came back to her she stood by the pop pop pop she heard three shots and we know there's no echo because we've heard in Iowa one call you only hear one.
-- sound one shot so there there is not a matter of it reverberated.
Now -- defense did get to cross examine her on her testimony about I thought it was a boy's voice and here's part of that.
When I heard voices and different time was a man's -- aggressive voice and India equates to sounded like it.
You know higher pitched like her voice sounds good and smaller man can be based on more applicable to me.
Or could have been a man who has a higher -- -- -- If that's on that.
Well it's just -- he also pinned her down and said look you're a teacher you know the students when they go through puberty after -- by the age of seventeen you have some students who have.
Deeper -- your voices you don't know what treat -- voice wasn't the best she can -- get out ever after repeatedly questioning there was I guess -- But she she also he also -- able to elicit that she actually went on Anderson Cooper's show as an anonymous.
Person and basically said that she thought that it was -- -- voice.
So that they expect -- in closing we're gonna hear the argument that she kind of committed herself to the story during the fury of those days when there was writing and all these problems.
And she is sticking by -- she has no reason to knows -- it is but it certainly help the prosecution natural -- on how it's going so far.
Our world today's the first day I think the prosecution has actually gotten ahead of the curve which is not a good sign for the prosecution because you know Megan -- their side of the case they should be.
Everybody should be feeling while while the prosecution's really hitting home runs here.
And yesterday they turned a lot of defense Witten -- prosecution witnesses became defense witnesses.
Or were severely impeached so today they had this witness and a second witness who scored some points for.
The prosecution and saying that she -- the larger guy being Zimmerman was on top.
But then admitted that she saw she made that conclusion later on -- on the news she saw picture of -- -- in the football uniform and you'll remember that was a picture when he was about twelve.
And there was also a neighbor outside at the same time.
That she identified as being closer and he actually says Zimmerman was on on the bottom entry -- on top.
Jurors to be left with a mixed bag of eyewitnesses and generally that is good for the defense when you can't get consistency among witnesses.
Now because you raise a good point right now what we're -- the prosecution's case and so that prosecutions landing all the blows the defense tries to minimize it.
And then they get to present their side of the case but they have no burden here judge even if they -- you know that their -- -- self defense in assuming that that's how they like it out of his case.
That is this still the State's burden to prove the George Zimmerman committed this crime beyond a reasonable doubt.
Absolutely aware on their side of the case and it should be stronger seeming stronger and I think it will as time goes on but how strong it's gonna get.
We don't know and that the judge dealt another blow -- the defense thereby allowing in the prior 911 calls I think that was a mistake I don't think I don't know that it's reversible error.
But I think it was a mistake it's more character evidence -- prior bad acts it's that it really isn't relevant to this case she saw it differently and she's letting them.
-- you and I talked about that yesterday were to pick that up in today's Kelly's court in place of the tapes have now been admitted and debate that with our legal panel judge great to see you.
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