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Defense begins closings in George Zimmerman trial

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George Zimmerman, left, watches with co-counsel Don West in Seminole circuit court during jury selection in Zimmerman's trial, in Sanford, Fla., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool) Photo: Image by AP

Defense begins closings in George Zimmerman trial

CREATED Jul. 12, 2013

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman's defense attorneys have begun their closing arguments at his second-degree murder trial in Florida.
   
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara on Friday began his last effort to convince six jurors that Zimmerman acted in self-defense when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year.
   
The jurors could begin deliberating later in the day.
   
A day earlier, prosecutors made the case that Zimmerman assumed Martin was a criminal up to no go when he confronted him in his neighborhood. A scuffle followed, and Zimmerman fired his gun.
   
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming Martin was slamming his head into a sidewalk when he shot the Miami teen.

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