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July 10th, 2013
06:47 AM ET

Debate over forensics at day 11 of Zimmerman trial – George Howell reports

A dramatic series of arguments to report at the George Zimmerman trial yesterday.

Day 11 of the trial turned into a debate over forensics, and who was where when the fatal shot hit Trayvon Martin.

The judge left open a key decision, over data jurors might see when they are back in court just a few hours from now.

George Howell reports details live from Sanford, Florida.

“Judge Debra Nelson, the Prosecution, and Defense wrangled late into the night—10pm—over whether to admit text messages & photos from Trayvon Martin's phone, and a computer animated reconstruction of the crime scene, that defense attorneys want admitted as evidence,” Howell reports.

“Judge Nelson questioned whether Martin actually sent the messages, or someone else. Defense Attorney Don West meanwhile argued the text messages and photos weren't turned over by the prosecution in a timely manner.”

In the end, the judge didn't rule on either issue, adjourned court, and walked off after hours of arguments.

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