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Prosecutors want to admit calls in Zimmerman trial

3 years 3 months 4 days ago June 25, 2013 Jun 25, 2013 Tuesday, June 25 2013 June 25, 2013 7:53 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. - A prosecutor says past police dispatcher calls made by George Zimmerman should be presented to jurors at his second-degree murder trial.

Prosecutor Richard Mantei told a Florida judge Tuesday that the half-dozen calls are central to the prosecution's argument that he committed second-degree murder since it shows his state of mind.

The prosecutor says it shows ill will and provides context to his fatal encounter with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman is pleading not guilty, claiming self-defense.

His defense attorney says the calls are irrelevant and shouldn't be introduced.

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