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I'm Shepard Smith this is The Fox Report -- the bottom of the hour time for the top of the news and George Zimmerman.
Told his best friend betrayed -- Martin -- has -- right before Zimmerman shot the unarmed teenager did.
That's according to the friend who took the state today in Central Florida.
His testimony is quite important because prosecutors say George Zimmerman lied to his friend about that deadly fight.
And that DNA testing proves trade on Morton never even touched that gun.
It's part of the prosecution's attempt to point out inconsistencies in George Zimmerman story.
Of course he's always claimed he killed trade on Morton in self defense prosecutors say it was murder.
It's the -- top story at the bottom of the hour and Trace Gallagher is on and Trace this friend who took the stand for the prosecution.
As it turns out is the one who encouraged George Zimmerman to get a gun in the first place.
Yeah that's right he says because as the federal air Marshal his philosophy is that law enforcement cannot always been there and that he should carry a gun for your own protection.
Now this man Mark Austin and also said that he spoke to George Zimmerman for several hours.
After the shooting happened even wrote a book about it called.
Defending our friend the most hated man in America in the book he revealed that struggle over the -- saying that George Zimmerman said quoting here.
Somehow I broke his grip on the gun where the guy grabbed it between the rear site.
And they hammer but under cross examination -- -- knowledge debt.
He might have gotten it wrong listen.
If you recall he even told me that -- monetize the content you -- you reaching for.
I thought -- said he had grabbed.
I've only heard -- story twice and -- -- with us.
Grabbed the -- ready for the I just.
Perhaps it was just you can't.
But I believe he -- graphic -- -- and also said that he wrote the book from memory he did not take any notes and we should know the George Zimmerman never said in any of these police interviews that there was a struggle over that gun shot that you Zimmerman has testified -- that juries heard a lot from and including today.
An old Sean Hannity interview with him.
-- they -- to Sean Hannity interview from July of last year and the prosecutor really focused on the part about this stand your ground law listen this.
A lot of this case legal it has to do would stand your ground because a lot about it.
Security prior to this -- this incident.
I can even hurt stay underground sir you've never heard about it.
Now the prosecution maintains that George knew about that law because he took a criminal justice class in college that included self defense and stand your ground.
And now the prosecution wants to submit the school work.
As evidence as well as to question the teacher of that class the defense objects saying that he didn't finish the class and that school work is not admissible.
The judge says that she will rule on that first thing tomorrow morning.
-- all right Trace let's get to Greta now Greta Van Susteren host of on the record us on this channel live in sea temperatures in the courthouse today Greta what did you make of it.
Well another bad -- I think for the prosecution by you know -- -- -- have a lot of bad days it Trout and even win the trial but day is sort of winding down for the prosecution you know that their best bet is that they're what they're hoping to do is to pay to the jury.
That said that George -- -- a serial liar an -- entered multiple told multiple stories about what happened that there inconsistencies.
The problem is is that if you sit in the -- you wonder are these -- since inconsistencies.
Really that important adding material.
-- just simply a faulty mind if it's just a faulty memory.
Then that the -- second assigned too much to -- on the other hand they think that George sermons a big liar.
And of course street -- -- is not around tout his version of the story.
That will of course you got a huge impact of the track I would say one thing though in order figure out exactly what happened my money right now is on the medical examiner when that when that that doctor testifies.
Because that will show you actually see from the -- -- and -- forensic specialist is whether or not that sweatshirt that could be was flat against the antecedents it's -- chest when he was shot.
It was funny insist chest chances are he was on the bottom -- standing up when he shot.
If on the other hand there's a distance you could tell by the debris that it had -- -- fires is if it there was a distance between.
Be sweatshirt and that cast.
That prodding means to train about Martin was leaning over George Zimmerman and -- -- -- focus on as you bet you've got to find some evidence of her corroborate something.
And that may be the one piece of scientific -- -- one other thing is that.
Is at the jury's unsure of -- would have believed whether trim on Martin's -- because he's deceased he can't be here but George -- story they're just not sure it was a tie.
They've got to find not guilty as the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt with a huge standard so bad news the prosecution right now but they could still win but what one.
One thing I did have a question about -- that the Zimmerman contends.
That -- -- -- was on top of him beating him and it George Zimmerman thought I was gonna Killen and that's why shot him.
And when they found Tre -- Maarten he was face down with -- its hands underneath him yet there was no blood on any of George Zimmerman.
How are they explaining that.
Not yet -- the defense -- that explain.
Anything at all remember the defense hasn't put on a case may never put on a case what the defense is simply trying to just poke holes in the prosecutions -- but there.
It's serving -- -- so I notice that they're actually able to put George sermons testimony.
Before the jury because the prosecution is doing it with tapes and George sermon never gets cross examined on the witness stand but remember.
The prost and the defense never has to prove.
Any thing at all so we may never get that answer from the defense side.
But it may not be of you know a huge moment of the jury.
Maybe it will mean I would -- one other -- -- this is the biggest nightmare for the defense.
Is said the jury may not be convinced of murder in the second degree but they may think you know this area you -- young.
I'm a young an unarmed man.
Is it shot and it got to do something.
Well they have a a lesser charge there manslaughter.
And if he gets convicted the lesser charge of manslaughter it carries a substantial counting down -- Florida because -- under the age of eighteen so the defense I would suspect so little bit worried.
That the jury -- barter and say well.
Not murdered two -- -- -- manslaughter and that's to have -- -- -- Greta Van Susteren at the courthouse we'll watch for you on the record with.
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