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George Zimmerman arrives for his trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Florida, Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Gary W. Green, Mct - Mct

Closing arguments made in Zimmerman trial

  • Article by: KYLE HIGHTOWER
  • Associated Press
  • July 11, 2013 - 3:30 PM

SANFORD, Fla. — The prosecution has finished its closing arguments in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial

Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda took over two hours to sum up the state's case against the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged in Trayvon Martin's death.

The prosecutor says Zimmerman profiled Martin as a criminal as he followed the teen through the townhome complex where Zimmerman lived and Martin was visiting.

Zimmerman's defense attorneys will make their closing arguments Friday morning, and then the case will go to jurors.

Zimmerman is pleading not guilty, claiming self-defense.

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