The defense rested Wednesday afternoon in the George Zimmerman trial shortly after he told the court he would not take the stand. Zimmerman decided he would not testify in his own defense in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The state may or may not call a witness in their rebuttal phase, as prosecutors try to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman is guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Martin. Zimmerman claims the shooting was in self-defense.
The shooting happened after the teenager and neighborhood watch volunteer had an altercation in February 2012. Much of the testimony has centered around whether it’s Zimmerman or Martin screaming for help in the background of one of the 911 calls from the night of the shooting. Several witnesses for the defense have claimed it was Zimmerman’s voice, while others testified for the prosecution that it was Martin’s.
Wednesday night on AC360, Anderson spoke exclusively with defense attorney Mark O’Mara and Martin family attorney Daryl Parks. Tune in each night for in depth coverage of the trial at 8, 10, and 11 p.m. ET on CNN.
Here’s the AC360 411 on the trial:
The number of jurors who will decide if George Zimmerman is guilty or innocent of second-degree murder.
There are no males on this all-female jury.
The age of Trayvon Martin when he died.
The age of George Zimmerman on the day of the shooting.
The number of days between the shooting and when Zimmerman was charged with murder.
The number of 911 calls released by Sanford Police from the night of shooting.
The number of times you hear “help” or “help me” on one of the 911 calls over approximately 38 seconds.
That’s how many evidence photos are connected to the case.
The number of days the trial has lasted, and counting.
The number of potential witnesses for the prosecution.
The number of witnesses actually called to the stand by the prosecution.
The number of people on the defense list of witnesses they could have called to the stand.
The number of witnesses actually called to the stand by the defense.
The number of bullets fired, killing Travyon Martin.
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