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Closing arguments made in Zimmerman trial

Thursday - 7/11/2013, 4:35pm  ET

George Zimmerman, left, shakes hands with his defense attorney Mark O'Mara during a recess in his trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool)

KYLE HIGHTOWER
Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- 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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