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And generally and the George Zimmerman murder trial another big story today about to get under way after a short recess and we're waiting testimony from a new witness.
Any moments now as the -- criminal justice professor just get off the stand as we watch this morning.
After the judge ruled that prosecutors could present his college records which included.
A criminal justice course how this is off figuring into the -- case is something we're going to be talking about with Phil Keating is live outside the courthouse.
Sanford Florida so felt this was a major ruling some -- saying in favor of the prosecution why is that.
Without a doubt this really bolsters the prosecution's case which they're trying to persuade this jury to believe.
That the -- George Zimmerman encountered trade on -- He was a self absorbed cop wannabe.
-- that the court right now you've -- a jury has just returned and the next witness for the state.
Continuing the testimony.
Regarding as the remains of prior interest in criminal law and a pursuit.
As a career as a cop.
Perhaps will be a witness testifying by -- to the so -- to line that out.
Earlier the criminal litigation professor that Gabe Zimmerman and -- in class he took the stand Zimmerman previously -- criminal -- local community college.
Which captain Alexis Carter said included.
Material -- covering Florida's stand your ground law.
It was something that I think the students really.
Wanted to know about with so practical that.
There was there was and there were very much to engage and.
But on cross examination Don west -- when reasonable fear for your life.
Can entitle someone to retaliate.
You don't have to wait until you're almost dead before you can defend now I would provide -- Judge Nelson allowed all of this evidence from governments pass to be answered into court because Zimmerman.
In an interview of Fox's Sean Hannity last year.
Answered Sean Hannity question did you ever hear the standard -- law in Florida and Zimmerman replied no.
That allowed the prosecution to point out.
That was not necessarily true and here's all of the evidence all of his criminal studies in college got a.
Interesting -- the -- allowed these past materials when expensive for Zimmerman.
What about trade on Martin school records those have been a matter of some question are are they going to be allowed and yet.
Was exactly what Mark O'Meara is government's lead defense attorney argued this morning that if -- allows governments passed long before he even met.
Trade on -- into the trial that you ought to let trip on Martin's school history which of course prior to the trial judge Nelson.
Disallowed from coming in as being irrelevant her opinion she reiterated that again today ruling against the defense.
Fred -- Martin's school records though they included that he had been suspended three times not relevant says the judge and without the jury present.
This was the winning legal argument on this past material.
He'd tell us -- Serena.
Well there's you have justifiable uses of force or -- -- indicates that.
And he also in at least the written statement he made for the police he uses such phrases as -- on bolstered my firearm.
Not I pull my gun.
But Letterman's attorney argue -- Zimmerman study before encountering -- Two years before should not matter.
If in fact whether you're trying to argue it's easy seating -- wanted.
-- have to show that there interconnectivity between the tournament relevant and they felt.
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