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Judge strikes detective statements on Zimmerman

3 years 5 months 1 week ago July 02, 2013 Jul 2, 2013 Tuesday, July 02 2013 July 02, 2013 9:02 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. - A prosecutor has gotten a judge to strike from the record an opinion from a Sanford police detective who testified that he found George Zimmerman credible in his account of how he got into a fight with Trayvon Martin.

Judge Debra Nelson on Tuesday told jurors to disregard the statement Detective Chris Serino made Monday.

Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda said Serino's statement was improper because one witness isn't allowed to give an opinion on the credibility of another witness.

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara says the opinion is proper because Serino was vetting Zimmerman's veracity during his probe.

Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming self-defense.

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