George Zimmerman Trial: Defense rests without Zimmerman taking the stand

Sanford, FL — Defendant George Zimmerman (R) sits with his defense counsel Mark O’Mara (L) and Don West (C) during his murder trial during Zimmerman’s murder trial July 10, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman’s defense team rested its case Wednesday after calling 18 witnesses to the stand in less than a week, the Associated Press reported. Immediately after the defense rested, the prosecution called their first rebuttal witness, Adam Pollock, the gym owner who trained Zimmerman.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will present their closing arguments after all of the rebuttal witnesses testify in court.

After conferring with his lawyers, Zimmerman declined to testify in his second-degree murder trial on Wednesday afternoon. However, video recordings of the former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer telling his side of the story to police, was shown during the trial.

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