Final arguments wrap up in Zimmerman trial


Final arguments wrap up in Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman’s lawyers put a concrete slab and two life-size cardboard cutouts in front of the jury box Friday in one last attempt to convince the panel the neighborhood watch volunteer shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense. The jury in the murder case was expected to begin deliberations this afternoon after receiving dueling portraits of Zimmerman: a wannabe cop who took the law into his own hands, or a well-meaning volunteer who feared for his life in a struggle with a teenager who was slamming his head into the pavement.

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