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Fri., July 12, 2013, 11:21 a.m.

Zimmerman Defense Rests Case

George Zimmerman wipes his face after arriving in the courtroom during his trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, in Sanford, Fla., today. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

The defence has rested its case in the murder trial of a Florida neighbourhood watchman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager last year. Twenty-nine-year-old George Zimmerman's lawyer said they had proven his "pure, unadulterated innocence" in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But prosecutors said he had told a series of lies about the shooting. A jury of six women will now decide if he should be acquitted, or convicted of second-degree murder or manslaughter. They must decide who was at fault in the fatal confrontation on the night of 26 February 2012 as Martin walked from a shop to the home of his father's fiancee in a gated community in Sanford, Florida/BBC. More here.

Question: What will the verdict be?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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