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Tonight the judge in the trial of George Zimmerman says closing arguments will be again tomorrow afternoon and the jury is scheduled to get the case on Friday.
Today the defense rested after George Zimmermann told the judge that he does not want to testify.
Did you now have sufficient time to discuss with your attorneys whether anyone it's tough playing in this case just.
And -- I don't need to know what was said but after those discussions have you made your decision.
-- you and what is your decisions are after consulting with.
Costume and not this time.
George Zimmer of his defense lawyer Mark -- smoke after a court today and said that his client is very worried.
In fact he also said that his client wanted to testify.
But after they talked that ended.
He also said -- George -- is happy with how the evidence came out it was a wild day in court one that -- lawyers from both sides acting out scenes with a dummy.
Demonstrating how the final deadly confrontation unfolded.
Between George Zimmerman and the teenager -- -- on Morton.
George Zimmerman charged with murder in the second degree for shooting that teenager last year but he says it was self defense.
We have team fox coverage Trace Gallagher on a community plans to avoid a violent reaction to the verdict.
First of Phil Keating is live outside the courthouse in Sanford Florida that stuff to do all the lawyers were -- -- was supposed to represent George Zimmerman.
Exactly -- that's why is chairman's own attorney was so violently beating death stuffed -- into the courtroom floor.
As the real George Zimmerman watched all of this from the defense table.
The -- in the jury box all stood up and -- to look and watch the attorneys and that dummy or wrangling on the carpet.
All to either support or challenge with a true bottom -- truly was on top straddling and beating Zimmerman when Zimmerman shot him.
If this person this -- Were carrying a firearm on their way.
Where with a -- and Iraq and listen to me.
Which he -- -- left inner thigh.
The injuries on this is that is that everything that's been with them that we're doing this.
-- I don't think -- how about this.
Nothing really resisted the attempt the injuries to two us races we've got to pump cement if somebody was resisting -- -- -- -- defense witness called to testify was Robert Zimmerman senior of the defendant's father and his final words of testimony for the defense.
That a voice heard so often during this trial love somebody screaming in the background of that and -- -- one call.
Was a voice of his -- -- that day began with two very important rulings that went the way of the state.
That judge Deborah Nelson really agreeing with the states objections here first.
She told the defense they were not allowed to show as evidence their computer animation showing the fatal final minute.
Also showing Martin as the aggressor but the defense can use this as an exhibit during his defense closing arguments Friday morning.
-- regarding photos of pot and a gun and -- about fighting all taken from Martin's cell phone.
Those also not allowed for the jury to see this day was possibly gonna call one more rebuttal witness in the morning.
That being a state liquor agent to testify housed government allegedly assaulted him years ago.
But we're told late today that is now not happening so the State's rebuttal case short sweet and over.
Jeff and until we also heard a lot of talk about George -- immense physical condition at the time of the shooting.
Well today as we all know he is a big guy in the jurors they all see that big guy from across the courtroom.
-- so the state and the defense rather really trying to paint him as the whip in the wind factor equation.
They actually had several people testify in -- today and yesterday that the -- 48 year old Zimmerman of last year was obese and athletic and -- Lacked a warrior mindset -- today's defense expert even testified in his opinion the seventeen year old Martin would have had a favorite.
-- a favorite in the fight.
Now tomorrow morning very important not AM jury instructions began for this jury as attorneys mull over what they're going to be -- -- -- crucial because that tells the jury when the deliberating.
What is beyond a reasonable about.
What is the standard of proof and more importantly for the defense here what are the lesser offenses they could also convict Zimmerman of such as aggravated battery.
Or manslaughter -- Until after the defense wrapped today the prosecutors.
Called back to the stand a gym owner.
A man who previously testified about training George Zimmerman giving him in essence that went defense.
The prosecutor asked the gym owner whether he was marketing Zimmerman is training on his website.
He said no.
You decide this is an image of the Jim's website that we captured this afternoon.
It does include a note about Zimmerman training and ask users who want to know more about training George Zimmerman.
To -- email request.
Sheriffs and community representatives in Florida are now trying to head off any potential backlash to the verdict whenever we get one.
They've released a video that asks people to raise their voices not -- and not their hands and avoid rioting no matter what the jury decides.
-- -- -- Trace Gallagher for sells about this video that they put out.
Well it's thirty seconds log -- -- was produced by the Broward county sheriff's office in South Florida it features a young Hispanic girl and a young black -- and what it's really try to communicate is that whatever the verdict is in the George Zimmerman trial that people should express themselves through opinions.
Here's a sample of the video watch.
And do not updated deputy that would that don't know me.
So the ball official there's a lot off your back don't -- composure because and one instance it -- be over the last minute until I could -- it like that Max.
I'm shares got Israel and -- Wall Street does have -- back.
The video is now the Broward county sheriff's website as well as FaceBook Twitter and YouTube they have also sent this out to a number of television and radio stations in Florida trying to get them to play the video was -- -- but but Broward County that that's in South Florida that's the Fort Lauderdale area -- this is Central Florida.
Why is that.
Yet what they're partly because Trayvon Martin's family -- lives right there on the Broward Dade County line and the Broward county sheriff's office says they're not expecting any violence but they're preparing for this the same the way they would prepare for hurricane which is to be very proactive that's what they're saying now they're also working with the Sanford police department Central Florida but the -- -- county sheriff's office which were the trials being held says.
They have their own plan.
And a side show up from the video the Broward County sheriff was also talking with city leaders as well as pastors here's the share.
-- From criminal investigative detectives how special investigator detective.
Are basically communications.
Marrying channels so we communicate.
And we've put as many different cities on the same channel so we're all here in the same real time intelligence as well also everybody's working on us.
And they're also making a very big push the social networking sites because they believe that's were a lot of the violence if it happens would be instigated.
Jeff Trace Gallagher thank you so -- case is basically over the defense is headed side to prosecutions -- its side now closing arguments.
Let's take it to the judge Fox News senior judicial analyst judge -- and -- town it was with us.
And what's your sense of who made the better case who has the better case well remember the government has the burden of coming for the government has to prove.
To a moral certainty and beyond a reasonable doubt.
Every element of the crime that he killed this guy that he killed him and -- heinous way that he killed him intentionally the government also has to prove.
Beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that it was not in self defense.
It is clear they didn't make any of those groups it's clear to you that they -- -- any attention you're getting.
Sharpton in my life I sat on that bench in New Jersey -- in Florida.
Many many times and heard cases like this it is the judge's job to stop a case where the government has insufficient evidence to prove.
You think the judge should have done that yes I do I think the prosecutors did the best they could.
With very limited evidence I think it was a political prosecution I think they were told to prosecuted because that was such an and a political reaction.
To the original judgment of the police not to prosecute.
-- think about it.
That principal witnesses four of the government.
And that up testifying for the defendant.
That they believe the defendant that the case should not have been brought and that there was insufficient evidence to prove guilt you know in Florida you can get up to thirty years for manslaughter which will probably be a lesser included.
Yes so the first charge is second degree murder.
This is not intentional murder the where we plan and plot it but it's intentional on that you want to kill.
And you're killing out of hatred or depravity.
The next chart that's -- that's thirty years to life the next charge is manslaughter.
That means that.
Your behavior was so irresponsible.
You just didn't care about whether or not a human being lived or died as a result you of what you did.
That's up to thirty years.
After that there -- lesser degrees of culpability involving a battery.
Aggravated battery and negligent battery.
And -- learn about all of that tomorrow and tomorrow she will explain to the jury in in terms -- they can understand what the elements are for each of these crimes and what their options are.
And will have coverage of the closing arguments and the rest of it should be very -- it happens it will be judged thank you well.
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