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July 8th, 2013
06:04 AM ET

Defense now making its case in Zimmerman case – George Howell reports

The George Zimmerman trial enters its third week today with the defense now making its case.

Friday brought family members to the stand to try and explain a critical piece of evidence: Screams on the 911 tape.

The former neighborhood watch volunteer’s mother Gladys Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton were among those who took the stand.

CNN’s George Howell has more.

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July 5th, 2013
06:40 AM ET

Trayvon Martin's mother to take stand in Zimmerman trial

It could be one of the most emotional and important days yet at the George Zimmerman trial today.

Trayvon Martin’s mother is expected to take the stand and discuss a critical piece of evidence: Screams heard on the 911 audio tape.

Considered the cornerstone of the prosecution's case from the beginning, the tape is said to be evidence of who was the aggressor the night Martin was shot and killed.

The prosecution is expected to wrap up its case after that powerful testimony from Sybrina Fulton.

George Howell has more on the case.

“Both parents were seen crying during testimony, Martin’s mother here with her eyes closed, and looking away as the jurors were shown graphic pictures of her son's lifeless body,” Howell reports.

“The main focus of Fulton's testimony will no doubt be her account of whose faint cries for help she believes are on that tape.”

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July 4th, 2013
08:51 AM ET

Past professors, ballistics & DNA experts testify in Zimmerman trial Wednesday

The George Zimmerman murder trial takes a break today for the July Fourth holiday.

But prosecutors are expected to wrap up their side of the case when court resumes on Friday.

They spent Wednesday trying to paint a picture of Zimmerman as a well-educated police officer wanna-be.

CNN's George Howell reports the details from Sanford, Florida.

“Zimmerman's past could haunt him if jurors are swayed by the picture prosecutors are trying to paint,” Howell reports, “a ‘wanna-be’ cop, who went too far, then less than forth-coming about how well he knew the law–-on national TV.”

July 4th, 2013
08:51 AM ET

Pranksters slow Zimmerman trial – Jeanne Moos reports

CNN has your round-the-clock coverage and analysis of the George Zimmerman trial in Florida. Much of the nation's attention the last week has been on the serious issues raised in that trial.

But even the most-watched court proceeding in years couldn't avoid online pranksters.

CNN's Jeanne Moos has that story.

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July 2nd, 2013
06:08 AM ET

Jury hears Zimmerman's statements to police – George Howell reports

The trial of George Zimmerman resumes today with the lead investigator back on the stand.

He and other officers have been testifying about what Zimmerman told police in the days after Trayvon Martin was killed.

The jury has also now heard Zimmerman's words for themselves. CNN’s George Howell has details.

July 1st, 2013
05:53 AM ET

Will judge allow Zimmerman's audio taped statements to be played? George Howell reports the latest in trial

George Zimmerman may be heard in his own words during his trial in Sanford, Florida today.

This morning, a judge is set to decide whether the jury can hear statements the former neighborhood watch volunteer gave to police.

As George Howell reports, it may shed some light over what happened the night Trayvon Martin died.

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June 28th, 2013
06:39 AM ET

Contentious testimony for star witness in Zimmerman trial – George Howell reports

Testimony resumes today in murder trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, charged with the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

But many are still talking about the dramatic, sometimes contentious debate between the prosecution's star witness and the defense team trying to discredit her.

CNN's George Howell is covering the trial and has the latest.

June 27th, 2013
06:00 AM ET

Martin friend takes stand in murder trial – George Howell reports

A key witness tells her story in day three of the murder trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, charged with killing her unarmed friend Trayvon Martin.

Rachel Jeantel was on the phone with Martin just before he was fatally shot.

CNN's George Howell is in Sanford, Florida with details from the court.

May 16th, 2013
10:50 AM ET

O.J. Simpson testifies, 'I thought I was innocent': CNN's Paul Vercammen Reports

CNN's Paul Vercammen brings us the latest updates on O.J. Simpson's current legal battle to try to get a re-trial for his 2007 armed robbery assault and kidnapping convictions.

READ MORE: Imprisoned O.J. Simpson testifies in bid for new trial

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