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I'm -- Christopher Shepard Smith we begin tonight with what could be a serious setback for prosecutors.
At the George Zimmerman murder trial.
Zimmerman shot and killed teenager -- on -- in Florida last year he says it was self defense but prosecutors call it murder.
On the stand for -- worse today.
The prosecution called -- key witness who says he saw part of the confrontation before.
Zimmerman shot Martin he says he saw the teenager on top of Zimmerman attacking him hitting him.
Over and over.
And that would appear to support is that mormons claim of self defense.
The person that you -- know to be traded on Martin was on top correct correct.
And he was who want to do is raining blows down -- person on the bottom joins.
That's what it looked like.
That witness went on to say he could not actually see the punches connecting.
But he thought he heard -- screaming for help.
But -- -- added he also did not -- trade on Martin repeatedly slamming Zimmerman head into the ground which is what the defense claims was happening right before the shooting.
Phil Keating is covering the trial force is live in Sanford Florida tonight and -- This was a prosecution.
Witness but he may have done actually more help.
For the defense.
Quite possibly Harris however both sides did score points with his testimony this neighbor had perhaps.
The best vantage point in that neighborhood of what he called.
-- -- Both attorneys got animated about the body positions the prosecutor using water bottles as bodies and Zimmerman is attorney even got down on the floor.
Another neighbor Joseph Manolo ran out of his town house that night right after the shot and he took this camera photo the first picture taken of the -- injuries.
He described Zimmerman as coherent calm and cooperative.
Thanks and your husband isn't involved in the shooting.
Keeping hearing customs and hope for question in this effort -- permanent.
And around that time we kind of cut me off from access to -- shot someone he said what now just -- -- -- someone.
And the theme prosecutors really hammered over and over again today is that the life threat to George Zimmerman.
And his use of deadly forest.
Was not -- nearest fall and then we also heard today if -- from a physician's assistant to examine George Zimmerman.
What -- she -- Well she said the day after the shootings -- and had two small cuts on his head.
Possibly a broken nose but no reports of dizziness vision problems or headaches.
Division assistant Lindsay full gauge showed the jury how small all the cuts on the bag observer -- -- were.
12 centimeters long another point five centimeters also several of the first responders to the scene this -- -- they saw.
Officer Tim Smith set when he pulled up Zimmerman handgun was already back in his -- A Sanford paramedic testified how Martin could not be saved.
It was determined -- -- lead paramedic on the scene that minimum.
Sorry -- -- rhythm was incompatible life.
It was true Mark Martin and perhaps -- the scene yes.
Court is now in session for the weekend but for this sequestered jury that doesn't mean going home -- means hotel life.
And very limited freedom and visits with friends and family but the judge did promise them there will be some scheduled pre planned activities.
For some -- There's Phil -- and Florida tonight with the news.
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