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Judge: No audio testimony in Zimmerman trial

The judge in the murder trial of George Zimmerman says prosecution audio experts who point to Trayvon Martin as screaming on a 911 calls moments before he was killed can't testify at trial.
The judge in the murder trial of George Zimmerman says prosecution audio experts who point to Trayvon Martin as screaming on a 911 calls moments before he was killed can't testify at trial.
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Updated: 7/10/2013 9:30 am
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- The judge in the murder trial of George Zimmerman says prosecution audio experts who point to Trayvon Martin as screaming on a 911 calls moments before he was killed can't testify at trial.

Judge Debra Nelson's written ruling was released Saturday. She'd heard arguments in a multiday hearing on whether to allow testimony from two prosecution experts. One ruled out Zimmerman as the screamer; another said it was Martin. A defense expert argued there was not enough audio to determine who the screams are coming from.

Zimmerman's attorneys also argued that the state experts' analysis is flawed.

Opening statements are set for Monday in the second-degree murder trial for the former neighborhood watch volunteer who says he fired on the unarmed black teenager in self-defense last year. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty.

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doug1 - 6/23/2013 10:56 AM
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that is good for the defense. no heresay. just the facts, maam. i think he's not guilty of murder 2. doug1

nativejax - 6/22/2013 6:46 PM
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Maybe they couldn't SEE them? Just HEARD them..be nice if they seen them, would clear a lot of this case up.

Realchange - 6/22/2013 2:59 PM
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If this call was from concerned citizen why can't they say which man was screaming for help ?
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