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All right this is up Fox News alert we're expecting several key witnesses to take the stand today and George -- second degree murder trial.
Prosecutors likely shifting toward introducing the forensic evidence today and the scientific evidence today.
I'll tell you that man is on the stand in just a moment -- Keating joins us now live outside the courthouse in Sanford Florida.
So -- we do have some breaking developments that came from the courtroom earlier this morning what happens.
Well judge Deborah Nelson has yet to make public what her rulings are but some key rulings number one dealing with George governments.
Prior bad acts which prosecutors want to answer let the jury hear about as well as the privacy of this jury.
After their deliberations and their verdict.
Right now on the stand as doctor -- Takenaka Sony is an FBI audio expert and this is somewhat of a surprising call by the state.
Prior to the trial.
He was basically testifying on behalf of the defense.
That you cannot possibly determine.
Who is the person screaming in the background of that and of this -- one call so what exactly the former FBI.
Audio experts were to be saying here that perhaps would benefit the state we are about to see.
-- defense attorney Mark O'Meara last week got witness a neighbor -- -- to say Zimmerman had a great care here.
Never was a hot head that some prosecutors jumped on that opportunity.
To bring up his criminal past that includes a 2005 domestic violence is -- it and restraining order was -- -- ex fiance.
In -- 2005 battery of the state liquor control cop.
Also -- -- defense wants the judge to not make public the identities of these jurors until a full six months after the trial that would be substantially longer than almost any other criminal case.
Defense attorney mark Romero trying to persuade the judge that this jury needs to feel confident there will be no reprisals on them as private figures.
Depending on what possibly could be a highly controversial verdict.
Well Phil we know that this voice recognition issue from the tape was thrown out in terms of whether -- have the jury would be.
It would be argued by an expert who that really was on the tape.
So what can we expect today.
Well we're not sure exactly what not so it is going to be saying here but it seems reasonable that prosecutors have some sort of other audio analysis that he performed that might be.
Pertinent to their case but also we expect to see the parents of frame on -- -- for president Tracy Martin take the stand this week.
Likely to -- -- -- five that scream on that call as that of their son.
We also expect to see leave -- -- detective marks a Reno as well as about a dozen statements Zimmerman gave in the days and weeks after killing Martin.
Many of them on video or audiotape where he claimed self defense and outlined what happened.
Prosecutors have said they intend to exploit multiple inconsistencies.
In his version of events.
The prosecution is expected to possibly wrap up its case late this week which would allow the defense to then take another week or true.
Expectation is this will be a three to four weeklong trial.
-- about -- that we haven't even heard data complete version from one side in this you've got a long way to go here -- thank you very much.
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