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  1. #16
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    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 36m
    Judge says court will be in recess until 1 to finish argument on third degree murder inclusion b4 closing arguments begin.

    Rodney Hawkins ‏@RodneyCBSNews 39m
    West says the verdict form is confusing & needs 2 be reformatted. Judge Nelson agrees & make changes 2 verdict form
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 41m
    Attorneys are now quibbling over verdict form.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 44m
    Judge says she won't give a special instruction on "great bodily harm" being necessary for justifiable use of deadly force

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 47m
    West says state is asking judge to deviate from law by asking for instruction that "great bodily harm" isn't just mere bruises.

    Jeff Weiner ‏@JeffWeinerOS 49m
    West: "Just because he ( #GeorgeZimmerman) didn't die, just because his skull wasn't fractured," doesn't mean no fear. #ZimmermanTrial
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 59m
    Judge says she will give defense more time to research third degree murder issue.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    Judge is resuming arguments on inclusion of 3rd degree felony murder

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    Updated: Jury in #Zimmerman case may consider other charges (from @AP) #trayvonmartin http://m.apnews.com/site/?targetUrl=...de988a06178a50

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    Judge lectures West on decorum rules and barks: "If I have made a mistake, you will appeal."

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    Spoke too soon. Don West voice raised again. He's clearly agitated again.

    David Ovalle ‏@DavidOvalle305 1h
    Don West wants jury instruction saying "following" #TrayvonMartin is not against law. Judge notes they can argue that during closing
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    West says jury should be told "it's not illegal to follow somebody."

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    Note: West had calmed his body language a little since his early blowup.

    Jeff Weiner ‏@JeffWeinerOS 1h
    Judge Nelson rules for defense: Jury will not be read instruction on #GeorgeZimmerman "provoking" #TrayvonMartin. #ZimmermanTrial
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    Mantei: "There is evidence the defendant was the provoker...Respectfully that is up to the jury, not Mr. West."

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    West says "it's outrageous" to suggest #GeorgeZimmerman provoked #TrayvonMartin

    Jeff Weiner ‏@JeffWeinerOS 1h
    Mantei: #GeorgeZImmerman's admission of following #TrayvonMartin, testimony on pursuit is evidence of "provocation." #ZimmermanTrial
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Tony Pipitone ‏@TonyPipitone 1h
    We've gone from arguing over capitalization to defense accusing state of trickery in mere minutes. Legal whiplash.
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    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    West argues that only want language that covers defense theory that #zimmerman felt threat of great bodily harm at time of shooting

    David Ovalle ‏@DavidOvalle305 1h
    Don West bristling at state language proposal in jury instruction. "Another trick." "Don’t use the word trick anymore," judge warns him.
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    Mantei argues that justifiable use if force not applicable because #TrayvonMartin wasn't committing felony against #zimmerman at time

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    Judge says they'll come back to 3rd degree felony argument later. Moving on to language over justifiable use of force.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    West continues: "This is a trick. Doesn't the court realize this? This is a trick by the state."

    David Ovalle ‏@DavidOvalle305 1h
    West just slammed down cup on table. Very theatrical. He's not a happy camper.
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    West is noticeably irate while pleading case to judge. Arms flailing at times. Voice inflections go up. #zimmerman

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 2h
    West also accuses state of bringing up this request at the last minute. Calls it "outrageous".

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 2h
    West on state trying to add 3rd degree murder: "Just when I thought this case couldn't be any more bizarre."

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 2h
    Jury in #Zimmerman case may consider other charges (from @AP) #TrayvonMartin http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/con...tguid=yGvwla8e

    Yamiche Alcindor ‏@Yamiche 2h
    Mantei is citing case law to support his argument that Zimmerman committed child abuse on Trayvon.
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 2h
    Note: #TrayvonMartin parents are not in the courtroom for these arguments over charges. #ZimmermanTrial

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 2h
    Attorneys are now arguing over which lesser included charges should be put in front of the jury.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 2h
    Court is back in session btw. Attorneys still haggling over charging docs/jury instructions page by page.

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    Court back in session...

    Fin Gomez ‏@finnygo 5m
    Zimmerman's parents now in courtroom. #zimmerman #trayvon
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Mantei...the intent to harm as a requirement of the child abuse 3rd degree is the shooting, does not require more...

    West starts telling how he was only given this, this morning...judge stops him say she doesn't need his argument since she is not going to include the
    3rd degree charge...she has doubts the evidence supports a child abuse charge..

    Now looking at justifiable use of force, on the 2nd degree murder, judge will leave that, but it is not a requirement of manslaughter..will be taken out there...

    Note from poster: Angela Corey is sitting inside the bar at a table just behind Mantei and Guy, she nodded her head on things she agreed on...

    Judge says she will adjourn until about 1:35 to give the state time to get the jury verdict form revised and she can go over it when back in court, and the changes can also be made to the instructions....

    Bill S....he doubts judge consulted with other judges about the 3rd degree charge, since she is very bright and experienced, so that other judges come to her for advice...

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 4m
    Court is in recess until 1:35p.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 5m
    Judge about to recess to allow for jury instructions revisions.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 5m
    #TrayvonMartin parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin just entered the courtroom.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 14m
    Mark O'Mara is now back at defense team table. #ZimmermanTrial

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    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 5m
    Updated: Jury in #Zimmerman case may consider other charges (from @AP) #TrayvonMartin http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/con...tguid=yGvwla8e

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 5m
    MT @WFTV: JUST IN: #GeorgeZimmerman's final charges before jury: 2nd degree murder and the lesser charge of manslaughter. #Zimmermanon9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 6m
    In recess til about 130

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 7m
    The Martin family has just come in with their lawyers. #Zimmermanon9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 12m
    Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda and the Martins are still not in court. #Zimmermanon9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 13m
    The judge says #Zimmermanon9 was not charged with child abuse/felony murder so it's not a possible charge in the case.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 14m
    The defense didn't have to argue against it. The judge says it is not an option for the jury. #Zimmermanon9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 16m
    The state is still trying to convince the judge to allow the possibility of third degree felony murder/child abuse. #Zimmermanon9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 19m
    How was YOUR lunch? MT @DBroomWFTV: .@mattgutmanABC interviewing @KBelichWFTV on how #Zimmermanon9 impacted Sanford pic.twitter.com/bbbSWsDCoR

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 19m
    The state kept them out as witnesses but never called them as the defense predicted. #Zimmermanon9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 19m
    The state is about to make the first part of it's closing argument. #Zimmermanon9 's parents, wife and other relatives are here.

    Karla Ray ‏@KRayWFTV 52m
    Training paid off at #Seminole Civic Courthouse- SCSO was ready and had the situation under control in less than an hour. #Zimmermanon9
    Retweeted by Kathi Belich, WFTV

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    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 29s
    De la Rionda is expected to give 1st two hours of closing 2day and save an hour rebuttal for after defense closing Fri morning.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1m
    Recess not up yet, but prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda has just made his first court appearance of the day.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 4m
    For you fashionistas DLR sporting black suit and striped red tie FWIW.

    Angela Corey has now moved to behind the bar...

    WFTV Eyewitness News ‏@WFTV 1m
    If #GeorgeZimmerman is convicted of 2nd degree murder, he faces life in prison. If it's manslaughter, up to 30 years. #Zimmermanon9
    Retweeted by Kathi Belich, WFTV

    Sidebar...what about? nobody knows...Bill S....I have no earthly idea....

    Jury coming in now....

    Now GZ and his attorneys having a discussion...

    Jeff Weiner ‏@JeffWeinerOS 2m
    Judge Nelson notes state hasn't technically rested in front of jury. That's next, then instructions for closing. #ZimmermanTrial
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 2m
    Martin family attorneys Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks sitting with #TrayvonMartin parents. #ZimmermanTrial

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 2m
    The jury last heard a state rebuttal witness being questioned. The state was not allowed to proceed. The state has to rest. #Zimmermanon9

    Judge asks DLR is the state rests, he says yes, your honor....she instructs the jury that what the lawyers say is not to be consider as evidence...

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    DLR....A teenager is dead through no fault of his own. He is dead because another man made assumptions and those assumptions were wrong. This is the last picture that will ever be taken of Trayvon Benjamin Martin, who had just turned 17 years old.

    Did this man attempt to help Trayvon, did he do that? like the LE did mouth to mouth in attempts to save TMs life. Recall what he told Mr. Lauer when asking him to call his wife...just tell her I killed him. Just matter of fact.

    Dec. 26...but the events leading up to this occurred months before...why do I say this, when GZ was first interviewed by Singleton, plays audio, what ended up to this...GZ says the area had a lot of crime, my wife was afraid, he decided to start at NW..

    Those actions weren't anything of ill will or hateful, other neighborhoods start NW all the time, but in this instance it lead to the death of a 17 year old boy, he assumed things about TM and that lead to his death.

    TM was there legally, he had not committed a crime, what was his crime? He had $40 and 15 cents in his pocket, he was wearing a hoodie and speaking to a girl in Miami and minding his own business, but this defendant decided he was up to no good. TM planned to watch the ball game and heading back at home, he was just doing a normal every day thing, went to the store, not doing anything illegal. But in this man's eyes, he was suspicious, a criminal, he didn't bother to find out, he called 911, he assumed things that weren't true and went over the line. Instead of waiting for the police because he wanted to make sure TM did not get out of the neighborhood, and this defendant was sick and tired of it, because he was going to be the police.

    When you think about it who was more scared, the guy in a truck or the kid thinking he was being followed by a sex pervert? TM can't come into court and tell you what he was thinking because of the actions of this man.

    It was perfectly good to get involved but instead of waiting for police, he got out and went further and it's important to realize this is what led to TMs death. GZ had the right to bear arms, had a concealed permit, was not violating the law. TM was 5/11 and 158 pounds. We'll talk about the concrete as a weapon. Again, what started it? This is the last photo of TM, because GZ thought he was one of those ***holes and punks who always get away, in his mind he assumed certain things, that he was one of those guys and he wasn't going to get away.

    He was sick and tired of it but takes no responsibility...what did he say to the parents, I'm so sorry, I made a mistake, that's what we're asking for, to hold the defendant responsible for his actions. He could have asked TM what he was there for, he didn't give TM a chance, said TM is circling his car? Why did he get out of his car if he thinks TM was a threat to him, bec. he has a gun, he's going to handle it. Did he get out to kill TM, no, this is not predicated murder, he's charged with 2nd degree. This is what happens when you assume things incorrectly. I thought when you are walking in the rain, it was not against the law.

    The defendant's, when claiming self defense. He kept denying that he followed TM, that shows ill will and hatred. That's why he kept saying he didn't know the name of the street, how big is the neighborhood, been there 4 years and patrolled these sts. before. Unfortunately, there is only 2 people and he was going to make sure that other person couldn't tell what happened, he silenced TM, but TM still talks even in death, the DNA and position of his body, tells us this man is lying.

    Remember there was no blood on TMs hand he asked dr. de maio about? GZ had to exaggerate what happened, then he got hit, then TM got him down, then put his hand over his mouth, than he went for the gun...if you take one word out of here, it's the assumptions made about the victim: that he was suspicious, a criminal, a punk, he wasn't going to give TM the benefit of the doubt. Did he roll down his window and tell TM to wait while he called the LE and tell them what you are doing? He used his gun instead of common sense. GZ wanted to be LE, took CJ classes, this is all good, but you can't take the law in your own hands.

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    DLR talks to jury and thanks them for their attention and service. How do you arrive at a verdict. Use the witnesses, evidence, on the law, judge will provide you a copy of it, and your God given common sense. When you do those three things, I would believe you will come back with a verdict of 2nd degree murder.

    When you look at that man, can you believe this was just a mistake, an argument that got out of hand? Of the 2 of them, who was the one with a gun?

    Timeline will be given to you, shows the call between Rachel and TM, and you also have GZs call, and Lauer's call and we were able to time when these calls were made and the shot was heard. You can put this together and tell what happened.

    Rachel was here a day and a half, I'll admit she is not very sophiscated but didn't she tell you the best she could what she heard. She was the person who was speaking to the victim. Was she speaking the truth? She could have embellished or lied, TM, she told the truth about what TM called GZ, cracker, her use of colorful language is less credible just because she is different. The defense wanted you to now believe her. You decide whether she was telling the truth. Their witnesses were more sophisticated but her words match up with the records of the calls and with the evidence. Isn't it evident that GZ assumed that TM was a criminal? I agree Rachel is colorful but on the content of her testimony, I submit what she said is the truth.

    She did lie to the mother of TM because she didn't want to see the body, lied about her age because she didn't want to testify.

    The NEN call, GZs comment under his breathe about TM, not made to describe TM, shows frustration, ill will, hatred, assuming someone is a criminal and a punk and was not going to let him get away. He admitted in call he was following, played audio.

    I'm going to show you in the car on the walk through, GZ makes reference to a st. name and later said he did not know the name of the st. He said this to justify why he was profiling, following, tracking this young man.


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    Look at the testimony of Ms. Lauer, the confrontation did not begin at the T, but further down and she first thought the bigger man was on top.

    To believe what defendant says, TM was just walking minding his own business, and for no reason attacked GZ, nothing was done by GZ to bring this on, then at the last moment he picked up the gun and ended it. Good is the only eye witness. He saw the victim on top of GZ but did not actually see blows, did not see the defendent's hands. Was GZ trying to get his gun out and TM was trying to stop him. GZ claims TM was trying to get the gun, there was no DNA of TM on the gun. GZ didn't say that until the next morning that TM grabbed the gun. One witness said she heard one of them say 'no', close to what Rachel heard, get off.

    What the photos show is the victim a good ways from the T where the fight started, and TM must have picked him up and carried him there. But why did the fight occur? The defendant wasn't following him, was walking back to his car, trying to find out the address. Who was chasing who? who had the right to self defense here? Why isn't GZs jacket all torn up, at least scratched? If he was picked up and hit over and over. Where is the blood on his front and the sidewalk? How come there is no blood on TMs hands? showing pictures now of GZ wounds and TM and location.

    (I'm not getting every word, he keeps moving around)
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    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 14m
    DLR shows DNA report that shows no #TrayvonMartin DNA was found on #Zimmerman gun though he claimed Martin grabbed it.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1m
    Also is a close up of #TrayvonMartin hands at scene showing no blood on them. #ZimmermanTrial #TrayvonMartin

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 2m
    De la Rionda see more crime scene photos if Martin including one of him face up. Sybrina Fulton looks away.

    Jeff Weiner ‏@JeffWeinerOS 5m
    BDLR: Photos show "the absence of blood on that sidewalk." #ZimmermanTrial
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 5m
    Juror E40 resting her hand on her cheek as she listens in. #zimmerman

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 10m
    De la Rionda: "Was (#TrayvonMartin) trying to protect himself from that gun?" #zimmerman

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 12m
    DLR: "I would submit there was contact between them. There was a fight. There was a struggle." Says both were "rolling around"

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 19m
    Jurors just heard the "F------- punks" and "a-------" recordings of #zimmerman again. #ZimmermanTrial #TrayvonMartin

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 21m
    Juror B29 appears to be lone juror making any notes. Otherwise she looks stoically right at De la Rionda.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 24m
    DLR says what Jeantel said #TrayvonMartin said matches up with evidence of #zimmerman following him.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 26m
    DLR says that Jeantel's colorful language doesn't affect her truthfulness. Said she could have easily cleaned it up.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 27m
    Asks of Jeantel: "Did she speak the truth? She was talking to the victim." #zimmerman

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 28m
    De la Rionda talking about timeline he prepared w/key events from shooting. Says phone records of 911/Rachel Jeantel "don't lie."

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 30m
    Interesting juxtaposition: #TrayvonMartin and #GeorgeZimmerman parents siting on second row of gallery on opposite sides of room.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 33m
    Closing arguments start in #Zimmerman trial (from @AP) #trayvonmartin http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/con...tguid=yGvwla8e

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 33m
    DLR says that #zimmerman wanting to be a cop was noble but doesn't allow him to take law in own hands.

    Stephanie Wash ‏@WashNews 39m
    Juror b29 reacts when DLR points out defense says blood washed off Trayvon's hands due to rain & medical examiner mistakes.
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 39m
    DLR: "He, the defendant, silenced #TrayvonMartin." But he tells jurors Martin's body "speaks to you" that #zimmerman is "lying."

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 42m
    Little note taking by jurors, but all have eyes trained on De la Rionda. #ZimmermanTrial

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 43m
    DLR: "Why does this defendant get out of his car if he thought #TrayvonMartin was a threat to him? Why? Because he had a gun."

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 45m
    De la Rionda: "Hold the defendant accountable for his actions." #ZimmermanTrial #TrayvonMartin

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 48m
    Note: The "final picture" of #TrayvonMartin that keeps being shown to the jury is headshot of him from autopsy. #zimmerman

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 49m
    De la Rionda: "He tracks the guy down. He tracks #TrayvonMartin." #Zimmerman

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 52m
    DLR: "(#Zimmerman) decided he was gonna be what he wanted to be -- a police officer."

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 53m
    De la Rionda: "In this man's mind, he was up to no good. He presumed (#TrayvonMartin) was up to no good." #ZimmermanTrial

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 57m
    DLR: "This defendant made the wrong assumption. He profiled him as a criminal."

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 59m
    DLR: "The events leading up to this occurred months before."

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    De la Rionda: "A teenager is dead, and he is dead through no fault of his own. He is dead because a man made assumptions."

    David Ovalle ‏@DavidOvalle305 1h
    State: "A teenager is dead. He is dead thru no fault of his own. He is dead bc another man made assumption ..acted upon those assumptions."
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 1h
    And Bernie de la Rionda is off to give states closing...

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    Judge calls a 15 min. break...Bill S. says he thinks this is not a good closing...he says the state should be telling the jurors what to believe, but is instead of asking questions. The state should not have showed the videos of GZ statements and made him testify, then crucified him with all of his inconsistencies.

    Bill...I feel like I've fallen through the looking glass.

    He does agree Rachel was the best witness for the state...should tell the jury what the witness said and why she should be believed. DLR is using emotion more than using facts.

    Bill, I have argue as a prosecutor and defense attorney and this is not the way it should be done. Reporter points out DLR is only half through today and also has rebuttal yet. He may be able to salvage it later.
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    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 22m
    The state is showing photos of the scene and questioning #Zimmermanon9 's claim to be looking for an address but no proof of following.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 25m
    The state appears to be trying to create doubt about #Zimmermanon9 's story rather than proving the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 28m
    The state keeps saying #Zimmermanon9 told his neighbor to tell his wife he killed someone. That is not the testimony. The defense let it go.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 29m
    @TheBluto @WFTV's live stream is uncensored: http://at.wftv.com/15QGYxF #Zimmermanon9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 31m
    The state is askng the jury whether #Zimmermanon9 walked down to Martin's father's girlfriend's place after Martin without offering proof.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 34m
    The state seens to be conceding again that Martin might have been on top and struggling over #Zimmermanon9 's guns.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 35m
    The state referred to #Zimmermanon9 's injuries and said Martin suffered the worst injury.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 36m
    Juror E 40 is leaning her head on her hand. #Zimmermanon9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 38m
    Juror B 29 is avoiding eye contact with the prosecutor. She's in the front row. #Zimmermanon9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 44m
    The state wants to put a good spin on Rachel Jeantel's lies about her age, going to the funeral and the changes to her story. #Zimmermanon9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 46m
    The public seating area is not full. Several empty seats in the back row. #Zimmermanon9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 59m
    The state suggested after #Zimmermanon9 found Martin suspicious he should have told him that or offered Martin a ride.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 1h
    The state says #Zimmermanon9 kept denying he followed Martin because he knew it was evidence of ill will under the law.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 1h
    The state said #Zimmermanon9 was "the equalizer" .. a "wanna be cop"

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 1h
    The state says Martin is dead because #Zimmermanon9 made wrong assumptions that the teenager was up to no good.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 1h
    So far the state has not yet referenced any evidence that #Zimmermanon9 started the confrontation.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 1h
    E6 is not taking notes now.. After taking notes the entire trial. Others are taking some notes. #Zimmermanon9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 1h
    The state says #Zimmermanon9 trapped Martin, even though he said Martin approached his car and Zimmerman never stopped him from running.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 1h
    He played #Zimmermanon9 's statement that started with talking about the past crimes that led him to start neighborhood watch.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 1h
    The state says #Zimmermanon9 never tried to rescue Martin after Zimmerman says the teenager had beaten him.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 1h
    The state showed the jury the autopsy photo of Martin and said it was one of the last photos taken of him. #Zimmermanon9


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    Ryan Hughes - WFTV ‏@RHughesWFTV 1m
    Some jurors taking notes. #ZIMMERMANon9.

    Ryan Hughes - WFTV ‏@RHughesWFTV 3m
    BDLR says #GeorgeZimmerman caught in "numerous lies." #ZIMMERMANon9.

    Ryan Hughes - WFTV ‏@RHughesWFTV 4m
    Jury very attentive. #ZIMMERMANon9.

    Ryan Hughes - WFTV ‏@RHughesWFTV 5m
    BDLR showing left hand of #TrayvonMartin. Shows small abrasion. #ZIMMERMANon9.

    Ryan Hughes - WFTV ‏@RHughesWFTV 14m
    Via @WFTV: VIDEO: Catch the beginning of closing arguments here in case you missed: http://at.wftv.com/12kfj5J .

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 6m
    De la Rionda closing resumes with close up autopsy pics of #TrayvonMartin on knuckles. Shows only a few abrasions.

    Defense OM makes an objection and judge tells jury that at the end of closings she will advise them on the law.

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    DLR asking if GZ was so scared of TM why did he get out of his car and follow him?

    DLR playing another interview by GZ about TM going for his gun, so he took it out and shot him. He says TM supposedly had one hand banging GZs head and one over his nose, so it must be that third hand TM used to grab the gun.
    The gun was in GZ waist toward his back, so how did the victim see this gun.

    GZ said he didn't realize he shot TM and pulled his hands out to cuff him. Trying to make the police believe he didn't mean to shot him. GZ trying to justify to the LE why he did what he did, that he was doing his job as a NW, and TM was trying to get away, this time GZ says when I walked back towards him, TM, then when he went to make a call again, he has to explain why this kid has the upper hand.

    GZ is the one with the car, 2 flashlights, a gun and is following TM but he is saying the victim has the upper hand on him. Blaming the victim, caused him to be suspicious of a 17 year old boy....who was following who?

    Defendant says victim was just hitting on him on the sidewalk...shows the jacket, where is all the scratches and tears on the jacket from the sidewalk, why is the victim not more injured, if TM is hitting on him, why is he not defending himself? He's making up one lie after the other.

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    Audio/video of walk through by GZ and LE, telling LE where he parked gives name of street...DLR: why does he keep lying about not knowing the name of the st.? because he doesn't want to admit he was following this innocent 17 year old boy.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 4m
    De la Rionda: "He's making up one lie after another, after another." #ZimmermanTrial

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 5m
    DLR displays pic of back of #Zimmerman jacket and asks why there weren't defined grass stains on it if he was lying on back.

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 4m
    DLR implies that #Zimmerman misled police during interview after shooting. Asks if he "was going 4 his phone or going 4 his gun?"

    Jeff Weiner ‏@JeffWeinerOS 8m
    BDLR: #GeorgeZimmerman "profiled a 17-year-old boy that had Skittles." Shows jurors Skittles each time he mentions them. #ZimmermanTrial
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 10m
    De la Rionda shows the jury the gun. "Look at this gun. He did the victim see this gun in the darkness?...Or is it just another lie?"

    Yamiche Alcindor ‏@Yamiche 14m
    De la Rionda: Zimmerman was not looking for a street sign and was not wandering back to his car.
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 16m
    De la Rionda: "If he's really in fear why did he get out of the car?" #Zimmerman #TravyonMartin

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 21m
    De la Rionda closing resumes with close up autopsy pics of #TrayvonMartin on knuckles. Shows only a few abrasions.

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    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 3m
    BDLR tells jury - Why did #ZimmermanOn9 lie? Because he didn't want the police to know that he was following an innocent 17 yr old boy.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 56s
    BDLR tells jury - 'boy, that's a crime! Standing in the grass on a Sunday Night". Showing pieces of the #ZimmermanOn9 recorded statement.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 3m
    BDLR argues that #ZimmermanOn9 is inconsistent in the recorded statement "When I walked back toward him -- I saw him coming toward me"

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 6m
    BDLR tells jury that #ZimmermanOn9 made one lie after another after another.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 7m
    E6 has 2 notebooks going. Looks as though she's comparing notes. #Zimmermanon9 - @RHughesWFTV

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 7m
    BDLR: Where are all the scrapes & scratch marks on the jacket? Why doesn't it show on the jacket #ZimmermanOn9 was wearing?

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 9m
    BDLR questions - who was following who? #ZimmermanOn9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 9m
    BDLR continues to play parts of the recorded #ZimmermanOn9 statement.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 14m
    BDLR: (Playing the #ZimmermanOn9 recorded statement to Jury) Why is GZ holstering the gun if he wasn't even sure he shot #TravyonMartin.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 15m
    BDLR: How did #TravyonMartin see the gun when it's tucked in, behind #ZimmermanOn9 - in the dark?

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 16m
    BDLR: #TrayvonMartin must have had more than two arms if he was beating #ZimmermanOn9 into the ground as well as reaching for the gun.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 18m
    O'Mara has objected the closing argument claiming misrepresentation of case law. Nelson will rule at the end of the day. #ZimmermanOn9

    Ryan Hughes - WFTV ‏@RHughesWFTV 19m
    Jury taking few notes, but all eyes on state prosecutor. #ZIMMERMANon9.
    Retweeted by Kathi Belich, WFTV

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 22m
    BDLR is replaying the recorded #ZimmermanOn9 statement. BDLR is claiming the recording shows GZ didn't (did) know street name.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 25m
    BDLR: #ZimmermanOn9 killed the only witness - #TrayvonMartin.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 26m
    BDLR: If one person is shot dead, and the other person lies - why would that person lie? #ZimmermanOn9

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 27m
    Back in court. State is continuing their closing arguments. #ZimmermanOn9
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    DLR says the reason GZ didn't try to ask TM anything is because he had already decided he was a criminal.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 55s
    BDLR is continuing to show the jury the recorded #ZimmermanOn9 police statement. Telling them to pay attention to where GZ says gun is.

    Jeff Weiner ‏@JeffWeinerOS 3m
    BDLR: #GeorgeZimmerman says he didn't know shot hit #TrayvonMartin, "but then he had to push him off of him, does that make sense?"
    Retweeted by Kyle Hightower

    Kyle Hightower ‏@khightower 6m
    Jurors E40/E54 sitting side by side have same hand resting in chin posture as they watch police reenactment video of #Zimmerman

    Ryan Hughes - WFTV ‏@RHughesWFTV 3m
    BDLR says #GeorgeZimmerman was "trying to impress police officers" during interviews. #ZIMMERMANon9.


    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 2m
    In recorded #ZimmermanOn9 statement, GZ says he did not ask #TravyonMartin what he was doing the night of the incident.

    Kathi Belich, WFTV ‏@KBelichWFTV 6m
    BDLR tell jury: #ZimmermanOn9 wasn't sure if he shot him, but yet had to push #Trayvon Martin off of him.

    Ryan Hughes - WFTV ‏@RHughesWFTV 2m
    Prosecutor: "He always has an excuse...or they catch him in a lie." #ZIMMERMANon9.

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