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Past police calls can be used in Zimmerman trial

3 years 5 months 1 week ago June 26, 2013 Jun 26, 2013 Wednesday, June 26 2013 June 26, 2013 7:37 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. - A central Florida judge has ruled that police dispatch calls George Zimmerman made in the months before he fatally shot Trayvon Martin can be admitted at his murder trial.

Judge Debra Nelson made the ruling Wednesday, a day after a prosecutor argued that the calls were central to the prosecution's case since they showed Zimmerman's state of mind.

Defense attorneys had objected to their use at the trial, claiming they were irrelevant.

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

A former neighbor started off the third day of testimony in the trial Wednesday.

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