Zimmerman trial’s 2nd day marked by grisly photos, powerful testimony

Posted at 9:17 PM, Jun 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-25 21:55:33-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Today, the prosecution moved through witnesses and we heard what it was like when first responders first saw Trayvon Martin.

The gun George Zimmerman used to shoot and kill the 17-year-old and Sgt. Anthony Raimondo’s first-hand account of that night. All part of day two of the George Zimmerman murder trial.

Neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman claimed it was self-defense when he shot and killed Martin last February in Sanford, Florida. Prosecutors said he murdered an unarmed teen. A police officer tried to save him.

Adam Thompson is a criminal defense attorney who has tried high profiled cases. He said this emotionally charged case may not be won or lost on what what’s presented in court.


“Cases are won and lost by who’s sitting on the jury. If you have a jury who is predisposed to one point of view you can’t change that in two or three weeks. No matter what the evidence is,” said Thompson.

” The neighborhood watch it was said at that meeting and said at every meeting we had after that. Do not get close to anybody stay at a safe distance, call 9-11 and let the police handle it,” said Donald O’Brian, President of Homeowners Association at Twin Lakes.

Thompson said a lot will be up to what first responders and detectives have to say about that crime scene on that fateful night.

“What did that police officer see other than a young man on the ground that was even dead or dying..
any kind of hair follicles, was there blood?” asked Thompson.

The police officer said he could still feel the cold can of soda that Martin had just bought moments before his life ended.