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First from Fox -- Tuesday night -- defense expert is now backing up George Zimmerman it's claims.
About what happened wins he shot trade on Morton.
The witness is a forensic pathologist.
And he says he can tell a lot just by looking at the teenagers chest wound and the gunpowder residue.
The wound itself.
By the gap -- the power tattooing and in the face of contact the calling.
Indicated today as us and.
The case that this is consistent with this this is a woman's account that he.
That Imus tomorrow was holding him.
Meaning you won't.
The problem for a long day of testimony for that witness and he was clear cut the defense team argues that George Zimmerman shot trade on -- in self defense.
Prosecutors of course call it murder and they point out that expert can actually determine who started the fight.
Threw the first punch.
-- -- You can't really justify what.
There was the first punch -- -- -- By the way that doctor has forty years of experience and says he charges about -- bucks an -- first testimony.
He's also testified for defense and other big murder trials including Drew Peterson and Phil Spector.
Juries convicted both of those -- We have team fox coverage tonight Trace Gallagher on the issue of race in this trial.
First let's get to Phil Keating is outside the courthouse in Seminole County Florida and Phil today the defense addressed Jordan Zimmermann exclaimed.
The -- by -- violently attacked him.
Yes specifically shot exuberance -- that frame on -- was on top of them smashing his head repeatedly into the sidewalk.
Something incidentally not supported by a single eyewitness.
This defense expert also examine all of the Zimmerman injury head photos -- -- in the hours after he shot Martin.
The -- testified that their consist it was government's claims that he was pummeled and nose broken.
But on cross examination about said he fully expect such a beating to leave blood on the fifth of -- And that was when -- -- -- again reminded there was no George Zimmerman blood or DNA.
On -- on Martin's hands.
And -- -- after the jury left today the attorneys continued to argue.
Over what amounts to an animation -- Hollywood style animation.
Yeah in fact two hours out to these jurors went off to the receiver hotel for the night the jurors are still upstairs behind me arguing over this animation.
The animation was produced by that offense using technology.
Just like was used to make the film avatar with actors wearing body suits now the expert here that created this says.
It shows Martin pledging -- first and the fatal shot all behind the town houses in Zimmerman neighborhood.
The maker says his actors depicting -- -- Zimmerman -- while wearing those bodies since.
Well there -- movements were all based on police reports and witness accounts and that's David objects to this entirely saying these are.
Partial eyewitness accounts trying to match up with -- that one call -- -- screams the background.
Nothing can be timeline perfectly.
The judge has yet to rule on this incidentally in the morning mark Romero is cameras at turner will call a few more witnesses and then sometime tomorrow shot.
Rest their case Phil Keating in Central Florida will the issue of race in that in this case.
Has played a significant part in the trial.
If not always explicitly that as an undercurrent that slips into the states narrative prosecutors have said George Zimmerman profiled -- -- Morton as a criminal.
And they have played previous phone calls Zimmerman made to police to report suspicious characters each you -- was black.
But prosecutors are not the only ones who can use race to try to prove a point.
Today the defense insinuated that race may have played a part in the initial charges against George Zimmerman.
-- -- she's Trace Gallagher live forced the defense here Trace is trying to show there was tension between city leaders.
Yeah and back former -- police chief bill -- shot has also testified that city manager a man named Norton Bonaparte did the highly unusual step of actually getting involved.
In this police investigation for example -- said that he recommended the 911 calls or screams can be heard in the background be played for the entire family of trade on -- but they should hear them individually.
Instead of as a group to envoy to avoid influencing each other's decision.
The city manager did exactly the opposite listen.
Was -- your decision.
Wasn't the mayor's decision as to how that would occur.
The decisions made just.
Was there any consideration given to the idea.
A plane into those individuals.
Separately one separate from the others -- arrested not in fact.
There view when they heard one to the that was up.
The police chief also said that he.
Asked to be in the room at the time those tapes were being played but he was not allowed nor were any of those police officers and as we all know of the city manager ended up firing chief -- shot.
Or just after of those tapes were played it's -- Trace explain how to prosecution countered that.
Well they were simply saying that the city manager and the mayor were tried to be courteous to the family of trade body -- now.
The city manager says at the time those tapes were about to be released to the entire public -- their thought was to make sure before the public could hear them.
That's the Martin family should hear them first listen.
The bottom line was.
That it was a decent thing to do to play for the family before it was released to the public.
And that's why it occurred the way it is correct test.
But apart also says the reason the family did not want the police in the room with the time is because they wanted some privacy.
He did not address the firing.
Of chief -- at all today shut Trace emotions are running high over this case in -- a developer of a mobile video game called.
-- -- -- Reports it's called the apps from on -- stores after outrage from critics and a petition on change dot org.
The game featured a gun toting vigilante.
Who wore a hooded sweatshirt.
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