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Running updates from the Zimmerman trial

By Graham Winch, HLNTV.com
updated 4:34 PM EDT, Mon July 8, 2013
George Zimmerman is congratulated by members of his defense team, Don West and Lorna Truett, after the not guilty verdict is read on Saturday, July 13, in Sanford, Florida. A jury of six women found him not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/13/justice/gallery/zimmerman-trial-reaction/index.html' target='_blank'>View photos of the public reaction to the verdict.</a> George Zimmerman is congratulated by members of his defense team, Don West and Lorna Truett, after the not guilty verdict is read on Saturday, July 13, in Sanford, Florida. A jury of six women found him not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. View photos of the public reaction to the verdict.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The trial of George Zimmerman has entered its 10th day
  • Two who know Zimmerman say he was the one calling for help on the tape
  • Sondra and Mark Osterman also testify for the defense
  • Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Martin

(HLN) -- HLN, CNN's sister network, is covering the George Zimmerman trial, gavel to gavel. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. Here is testimony from Monday:

[Updated at 4:29 p.m. ET]

The judge has excused the jurors for the day. Testimony will resume at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday. The judge is hearing some legal matters now.

[Updated at 4:27 p.m. ET]

The possibility for influence in this case was potentially greater than other cases, according to Lee. He says that, if this were an investigation, they would question each family member separately. This witness has been excused.

[Updated at 4:24 p.m. ET] Lee explains how they do photo line ups. Prosecutor De La Rionda has finished his cross-examination.

[Updated at 4:20 p.m. ET]

Lee says he believes the audio should have been played to the family members individually. He believes the 911 call was played to the family as a group in the mayor's office with no law enforcement officers present. He says he offered to be present but was excluded from the room. O'Mara has finished his direct examination.

[Updated at 4:18 p.m. ET]

Lee says he knew the 911 call was going to be released to the Martin family so they could hear it. If you're showing a photo lineup, you should show it to each person individually "so their decision is not influenced," according to Lee. He says a similar process should be done with audio.

[Updated at 4:14 p.m. ET]

The defense has called Bill Ray Lee Jr. to the witness stand. He is the former Chief of Police for the Sanford Police Department.

[Updated at 4:11 p.m. ET]

The police said Martin told them it wasn't his son screaming on the call. Martin says he never told his lawyer to say that the police had lied. Tracy Martin has been excused.

[Updated at 4:09 p.m. ET]

"You were playing that recording over and over. You were stilling dealing with his death?" asked De La Rionda, in reference to Martin listening to the call in the mayor's office.

"Yes," said Martin. "I was just trying to figure out... why did the defendant get out of his vehicle and chase my son?" Martin said.

The prosecutor has finished his questions.

[Updated at 4:07 p.m. ET]

"Basically what I was listening to, I was listening to my son's last cry for help. I was listening to his life being taken and I was trying to come to grips with that, that Trayvon was here no more. It was just tough," said Martin.

[Updated at 4:05 p.m. ET]

"You still, at that time, were in denial in the sense of not wanting to believe your son was dead?" asked prosecutor De La Rionda.

"Correct," said Martin.

"You realized that that was the shot -- " De La Rionda said.

"-- That killed my son, yes," Martin said.

"Did you really know what to do at that point?" asked De La Rionda.

"My world was, from that point until today, my world has just been turned upside down," Martin said.

[Updated at 4:01 p.m. ET]

The day after the shooting, officers came to Martin's home and asked him to identify his son because he didn't have identification on him. Prosecutor De La Rionda asks if police showed him a picture of his son's body on the ground. The defense objects and the attorneys are at a sidebar.

[Updated at 3:59 p.m. ET]

"It's very difficult to believe that Trayvon's not living. As I've said over and over, my best friend in life, and to have him gone is tragic," Martin said.

[Updated at 3:58 p.m. ET]

O'Mara asks Martin about listening to the tape with family members at the mayor's office.

"After listening to the tape maybe 20 times, I said I knew it was Trayvon's voice. I didn't direct that towards any family members. Matter of fact, I think the family members had started leaving out the room. It was too much for them, they couldn't take it,"Martin said.

O'Mara has finished his direct examination.

[Updated at 3:54 p.m. ET]

The defense has called Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy Martin, to the stand. O'Mara is asking him about the voice heard screaming on the background of the call.

"As best as I recall, after he played the tape he basically just said, 'Do you recognize the voice?'" Martin said.

"And what was your response?" O'Mara asked.

"My response was that I didn't tell him, 'No that wasn't Trayvon.' I think I kind of pushed away from the table and kind of shook my head and said, 'I can't tell," Martin said. He says he has no knowledge of an enhanced version of the call and he didn't tell anyone he had listened to one.

[Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET]

The jury is being seated.

[Updated at 3:39 p.m. ET]

The judge is back on the bench and the attorneys are at a sidebar.

[Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET]

The judge has recessed court for 15 minutes.

[Updated at 3:19 p.m. ET]

When Zimmerman was last at the gym, Pollack says: "He had lost quite a bit of weight so he was in physically better shape but he still had a long way to go. He wasn't shredded and ripped like a competitive fighter." He agrees with O'Mara that he would still consider Zimmerman to be "soft" at this point. This witness has been excused.

[Updated at 3:18 p.m. ET]

Pollack says Zimmerman was still working on his jab.

"He had not gotten proficient, truly proficient, with any of it," said Pollack. "He was a hard worker but he was no an accomplished athlete in any shape or form."

[Updated at 3:17 p.m. ET]

Prosecutor Mantei has finished his cross-examination of Pollack. Defense attorney O'Mara is now asking more questions.

[Updated at 3:15 p.m. ET]

Pollack says Zimmerman did several months of grappling classes then switched to boxing classes when his school schedule changed. He would have done a max of six hours per week of classes.

[Updated at 3:13 p.m. ET]

Zimmerman would have learned foot work first, then how to hold his body position, then he would learn a jab, a straight right hand, then a hook and then combinations.

[Updated at 3:11 p.m. ET]

Pollack says you can't arm-lock somebody from the ground position. "You have to be extremely skilled," said Pollack and agreed that Zimmerman didn't have the skills for this maneuver.

[Updated at 3:10 p.m. ET]

"A one-minute round can seem like eternity if you're not in condition for it," said Pollack.

[Updated at 3:09 p.m. ET]

Pollack says he wouldn't teach a beginner about the first blow strategy because they'd need the foundation first. He also says if you can't execute it well, it could leave you open to quick counter attack.

[Updated at 3:07 p.m. ET]

Zimmerman was 250-260 pounds when he joined the gym and lost between 50-80 pounds, according to Pollack.

[Updated at 3:06 p.m. ET]

Pollack says he doesn't know if Zimmerman joined another gym or was working out at home while taking a hiatus from his gym.

[Updated at 3:04 p.m. ET]

Pollack says he would describe Zimmerman as "non-athletic."

"He was -- and I don't really like to use this terminology -- soft, just physically soft. He was an overweight, large man, and a very pleasant, nice man. But physically soft," said Pollack. O'Mara has completed his direct examination.

[Updated at 3:01 p.m. ET]

Pollack saw Zimmerman a few days after the shooting.

"He had black eyes, his nose was scraped up, he had some bandages on his head... he looked emotionally traumatized," said Pollack. "He had the look of a human being who had been through an extremely traumatic experience and was traumatized from it."

[Updated at 2:58 p.m. ET]

Zimmerman was obese when he first came to the gym, according to Pollack. Both the dietary changes and exercise program helped Zimmerman get in better shape. Pollack wouldn't teach Zimmerman how to kick because "he didn't have a handle on punching."

[Updated at 2:57 p.m. ET]

On a scale of 1 to 10 in regards to boxing proficiency, Pollack gives Zimmerman a 0.5 when he first started.

Pollack says Zimmerman never got in the ring -- "He wasn't skilled enough for that."

After training, Pollack says of Zimmerman: "He's still learning how to punch, he didn't really know how to effectively punch."

"Did he ever get to the point where he could box somebody else?" asked defense attorney O'Mara.

"Absolutely not," said Pollack.

[Updated at 2:53 p.m. ET]

Pollack also gives Zimmerman "about a 1" on a scale of 10 when it comes to his overall athleticism.

[Updated at 2:52 p.m. ET]

Pollack said that after a year of training, he would give Zimmerman a 1 or 1.5 on a scale of 10

"It's not that he made such little progress, it's a tremendous amount of work," said Pollack.

[Updated at 2:51 p.m. ET]

Pollack gives Zimmerman a 0.5 on a scale of 10 before his training started. Pollack says Zimmerman trained for about a year, except for a few months of hiatus. He took classes on grappling, boxing and would occasionally come in on his own.

[Updated at 2:48 p.m. ET]

Zimmerman wanted to box, but the classes didn't fit his schedule, so Pollack had him start grappling. Zimmerman would have learned chocks, arm locks, leg locks -- "Basically make the person say, 'Uncle,'" said Pollack. Training sessions are normally two hours long and Zimmerman would have taken classes 2-3 times each week.

[Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET]

Pollack says he met Zimmerman in October 2010: "He came to the gym to lose weight and get in shape." Pollack says he put Zimmerman on a diet and started an exercise program, which was tailored around his schedule.

[Updated at 2:43 p.m. ET]

"When you're on the top, you have gravity working for you. So if you strike downward, it's going to be extremely effective for you," said Pollack. He also describes a term called "shrimping" where the person on the bottom tries to get free.

[Updated at 2:42 p.m. ET]

O'Mara gets on the ground and has Pollack show him a mounted position. Pollack says the knees of the person on top should be above the waist of the person on the bottom. He says the person on top has a better advantage from this position.

[Updated at 2:39 p.m. ET]

On the benefit of getting the first punch in, Pollack says: "If you're effective with it, that's going to put you in a much stronger position over your opponent."

[Updated at 2:38 p.m. ET]

Defense attorney O'Mara asks Pollack about the term "ground and pound." Pollack says you have to get an opponent on the ground, keep them on the ground and start striking them from the top, downwards.

"If you're effective with the first blow, that can effectively end the match immediately," said Pollack.

[Updated at 2:35 p.m. ET]

Pollack describes mixed-martial arts (MMA) as a "competitive fighting sport that has gotten extremely popular recently." You can fold kickboxing and wrestling into it, according to Pollack.

[Updated at 2:33 p.m. ET]

The defense has called Adam Pollack to the witness stand. He is a trainer and has owned a gym for 14 years. He says he has been involved in fight training for most of his life.

[Updated at 2:29 p.m. ET]

The attorneys are at a sidebar.

[Updated at 2:28 p.m. ET]

"To know that he was hearing the sound that ended his son's life -- it was tough to watch," said Singleton. She said Tracey Martin didn't lose it but you could see he was upset. She agreed with the prosecutor that he acted appropriately for a grieving father.

"There's no doubt that he was telling us that it didn't sound like his son to him," said Singleton. She has been excused.

[Updated at 2:26 p.m. ET]

"I don't know his exact words but he was telling Chris it was not his son's voice screaming for help," said Singleton. "I was choked up myself. I had to stand back. I could feel how he must feel because I have children. I was choked up by it -- I felt horrible for him."

[Updated at 2:25 p.m. ET]

The defense has called Doris Singleton to the stand again. She says she was about 8 or 10 feet away from Serino and Tracey Martin when the 911 call was played.

"Mr. Martin's response?" asked O'Mara.

"That it was not his son," said Singleton. "He has his head down, he was wiping his face with tissues." O'Mara has finished his direct examination.

[Updated at 2:22 p.m. ET]

Serino says a lot of people don't recognize their own voices on recordings. He didn't think Zimmerman was denying it was his voice on the call. The witness has been dismissed.

[Updated at 2:20 p.m. ET]

Serino says Zimmerman told him "that doesn't even sound like me" when he heard the screams on the 911 call. Tracey Martin's girlfriend was providing comfort to him and didn't give her opinion, according to Serino.

[Updated at 2:18 p.m. ET]

"Did Mr. Martin's response fit into the other information you already had available?" asked O'Mara.

"At that point in time it did sir," said Serino. He says Tracey Martin never called to hear the 911 call again and he never called to change his opinion of who was yelling in the background. O'Mara has finished his questions.

[Updated at 2:17 p.m. ET]

Serino says the screams became an issue later in the case after there was a discrepancy over who was yelling. Defense attorney O'Mara has Serino list all the evidence that it was Zimmerman screaming.

[Updated at 2:14 p.m. ET]

"You stated it was under his breath," said De La Rionda.

"Yes, sir," said Serino.

"You interpreted it as he said, 'No,'" said De La Rionda.

"Yes sir," said Serino.

"You didn't flat out hear the word 'no' unequivocally?" asked De La Rionda.

"I heard it and saw the movement of his mouth," said Serino.

"Your opinion is he said, 'No,'" said De La Rionda.

"Yes sir," said Serino.

Serino agrees with De La Rionda that saying, "No," could be seen as denial when being told or hearing that a loved one is dead. De La Rionda has concluded his cross-examination.

[Updated at 2:11 p.m. ET]

"It was trying for me, yes it was," said Serino. He says he attempted to be as sensitive as he could as he was dealing with the death of a young boy.

[Updated at 2:09 p.m. ET]

"Was he having a hard time dealing with this?" asked prosecutor De La Rionda.

"In my opinion, yes sir," said Serino. He agrees that Tracey Martin wanted some answers and that he didn't excuse himself and wanted to hear all the recordings.

"Is this emotion kind of building up, do you see that building up?" asked De La Rionda.

"It was a very emotional moment, sir," Serino said.

[Updated at 2:07 p.m. ET]

Serino says he doesn't recall specifically telling Tracey Martin that he'd hear a shot in the one of the calls, the shot that killed his son. He says he believed Tracey Martin's reaction was appropriate.

[Updated at 2:04 p.m. ET]

"I let him listen first before I asked anything. I believe my words were, 'Is that your son's voice in the background' or I think I said it a little differently than that," said Serino. He describes Tracey Martin's response: "It was more of a verbal and non-verbal. He looked away and under his breath, as I interpreted it, said, 'No.'"

Serino says Tracey Martin didn't ask for the tape to be played again. O'Mara has finished his direct examination of Serino.

[Updated at 2:01 p.m. ET]

A few days after the shooting, Serino updated Tracey Martin on the case along with his girlfriend. He played all of the recordings for him, including the 911 call made by a neighbor.

[Updated at 1:59 p.m. ET]

The sidebar has ended and Serino is being brought back into the courtroom and sworn in.

[Updated at 1:55 p.m. ET]

Serino has exited the courtroom. The attorneys are still at a sidebar.

[Updated at 1:53 p.m. ET]

Serino waits to be sworn in while the attorneys are still at a sidebar. Martin's father, Tracey, left the courtroom with his attorney and then returned shortly after.

[Updated at 1:47 p.m. ET]

The defense has called Chris Serino to the witness stand. He was the lead investigator on the case from the Sanford Police Department and testified earlier for the prosecution. The attorneys are at a sidebar.

[Updated at 1:46 p.m. ET]

The 911 call made by a neighbor was played once for Martin's dad and his girlfriend.

"He was very upset, he was very sad, he hung his head, he cried," said Singleton. She isn't allowed to say what Tracey Martin said about the voice heard screaming on the call. She has been excused.

[Updated at 1:43 p.m. ET]

The interview with Martin's dad was about two days after the shooting, according to Singleton. Tracey Martin was asking why an arrest wasn't made in the case.

[Updated at 1:40 p.m. ET]

The prosecution objects after defense attorney O'Mara starts to ask Singleton about an interview with Martin's father, Tracey. The attorneys are at a sidebar.

[Updated at 1:38 p.m. ET]

The defense calls Doris Singleton to the witness stand. She is a detective for the Sanford Police Department and took a statement from Zimmerman shortly after he was arrested. She testified about that earlier for the prosecution.

[Updated at 1:36 p.m. ET]

The jury is being seated.

[Updated at 1:29 p.m. ET]

The judge is on the bench and the attorneys are at a sidebar.

[Updated at 12:11 p.m. ET]

Judge Nelson is recessing court until 1:30 p.m. ET.

[Updated at 12:08 p.m. ET]

Donnelly has been excused, and the attorneys are at a sidebar with the judge.

[Updated at 12:07 p.m. ET]

Donnelly said he never discussed Zimmerman's non-emergency call with his wife. Donnelly also said he is not augmented his testimony to help Zimmerman's case.

"This courtroom is about truth." said Donnely. "This is where truth is supposed to come out."

[Updated at 12:06 p.m. ET]

De La Rionda has finished his questions for Donnelly. O'Mara is now asking Donnelly questions.

[Updated at 12:04 p.m. ET]

Donnelly said he could hear Zimmerman call for help on the 911 call. During combat, Donnelly said he has heard a 250 pound man sound like a little girl in combat.

[Updated at 12:02 p.m. ET]

De La Rionda asked Donnelly if Zimmerman's tone changed when he said "(expletive) they always get away," Donnely said he heard it, but he does not think his tone changed.

[Updated at 11:59 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda is now playing the non-emergency call Zimmerman made the night of the shooting for Donnelly.

[Updated at 11:57 a.m. ET]

Donnelly said he gave Zimmerman's defense about $3,000, and bought Zimmerman about $1,700 worth of suits. He said he feels like Zimmerman is like a son to him.

[Updated at 11:53 a.m. ET]

Donnelly said he heard the 911 call with the screams for the first time two days ago.

[Updated at 11:52 a.m. ET]

Donnelly said he has no doubt in his mind that the person screaming on the 911 call was Zimmerman, and he wishes to God he did not have the ability to understand who was screaming on the 911 call.

[Updated at 11:49 a.m. ET]

Appearing to choke back tears, Donnelly said he did not want to listen to the 911 call with the screams in the background, because it can be "distressing" to hear a friend cry for help. O'Mara is now playing the 911 call with the screams in the background for Donnelly.

[Updated at 11:47 a.m. ET]

"In the midst of combating, there are a lot people yelling and screaming," said Donnelly. "Sometimes they are screaming for help."

[Updated at 11:43 a.m. ET]

O'Mara is asking Donnelly about his duties as a medic in combat. Donnelly said he had to attend to people injured in combat, and appeared to be choking back tears. The attorneys are now at a sidebar with the judge.

[Updated at 11:40 a.m ET]

Donnelly is talking about his experience with his company of soldiers in Vietnam.

[Updated at 11:35 a.m. ET]

O'Mara asked Donnelly to describe his experience as a combat medic in Vietnam. De La Rionda objected as to the relevance of the question, and now the attorneys are at a sidebar with the judge.

[Updated at 11:34 a.m. ET]

Donnelly said he bought Zimmerman some suits and ties for the trial, and he also donated money to Zimmerman's defense fund.

[Updated at 11:32 a.m. ET]

Donnelly said Zimmerman was sharp, and one time he taught Zimmerman how to tie a Windsor knot.

[Updated at 11:28 a.m. ET]

O'Mara has called John Donnelly to the stand. He is married to Benjamin, and is a Zimmerman's friend.

[Updated at 11:25 a.m. ET]

Benjamin is been excused from the witness stand.

[Updated at 11:24 a.m. ET]

O'Mara has finished his questions for Benjamin. De La Rionda is now asking her questions.

[Updated at 11:23 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said when Zimmerman said "(expletive) punks" he was just making a casual comment.

[Updated at 11:21 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said based on the non-emergency call she does not think Zimmerman was angry or acting with ill will.

[Updated at 11:18 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda has finished his cross examination of Benjamin. O'Mara is now asking her questions.

[Updated at 11:17 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said she has encountered people who use "cussing" in conversations and it does not convey anger.

[Updated at 11:14 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said Zimmerman does not seem to be an "excited state" on the non-emergency call when he says "(expletive) punks."

[Updated at 11:12 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda is playing a part of the non-emergency call where Zimmerman said Martin is running and he says "(expletive) punks."

[Updated at 11:09 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said on the non-emergency call Zimmerman seems to be "manner of fact" like, and he it also seemed like he was walking outside.

[Updated at 11:06 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said she has heard only bits and pieces of Zimmerman's non-emergency call from the night of the shooting before today.

[Updated at 11:02 a.m. ET]
De La Rionda is playing the non-emergency call Zimmerman made the night of the shooting for Benjamin.

[Updated at 10:59 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said it is difficult for her to tell whether the screams on the 911 call were continuous.

[Updated at 10:57 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said both times she heard the 911 calls on the news she was cooking.

[Updated at 10:55 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda is asking Benjamin all the different times she heard the 911 call with the screams on it. Benjamin said she has heard it on the call on the news.

[Updated at 10:52 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said she and her husband have contributed about $2,500 to Zimmerman's defense fund.

[Updated at 10:51 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said she believes the screams on the 911 call came from Zimmerman, and she knows what Zimmerman's voice is like when he gets excited. O'Mara has finished his questions for Benjamin. Prosecutor De Le Rionda is now asking Benjamin questions.

[Updated at 10:49 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said her connection to the Zimmerman family will not affect her testimony today, because she believes in just telling the court what she knows. O'Mara is now going to play the 911 call with the screams in the background for Benjamin.

[Updated at 10:46 a.m. ET]

O'Mara asked Benjamin the first time she spoke with Zimmerman after the shooting. She said she spoke with him a couple of weeks after the shooting.

[Updated at 10:44 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said she encouraged Zimmerman to go back to school to get an education in criminal justice.

[Updated at 10:41 a.m. ET]

Benjamin said she is friends with Zimmerman, but over the last few years she hasn't seen a lot of Zimmerman, because she has been taking care of her father.

[Updated at 10:37 a.m. ET]

Russo said the first time she heard the 911 call she immediately thought it was Zimmerman screaming on it. Russo has been excused, and O'Mara has called Lee Ann Benjamin to the stand. Benjamin worked at real estate company, and would refer her costumers to the insurance company that employed Zimmerman.

[Updated at 10:33 a.m. ET]

Russo said she has never heard Zimmerman or Martin yell. However, she believes the voice on the 911 call was Zimmerman. Guy has finished his questions for Russo.

[Updated at 10:31 a.m. ET]

O'Mara has finished his direct examination of Russo. Prosecutor John Guy is now asking Russo questions.

[Updated at 10:29 a.m. ET]

Russo said she has no doubt in her mind the person screaming on the call is Zimmerman.

[Updated at 10:26 a.m. ET]

Russo said she did not speak with Zimmerman until a few months after the shooting. O'Mara is now playing the 911 call with the screams in the background for Russo.

[Updated at 10:23 a.m. ET]

O'Mara has called Geri Russo to testify. She worked with Zimmerman at a mortgage company and considers herself Zimmerman's friend.

[Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET]

O'Mara is sticking his hands in his pants to demonstrate the internal holster Zimmerman was using the night of the shooting. Osterman said Zimmerman was allowed to use that type of holster, because he had a concealed and carry permit. Osterman has been excused.

[Updated at 10:17 a.m. ET]

Osterman said he instructs his wife to a keep a bullet in the chamber of her gun in case she needs it.

[Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET]

Osterman said he thinks Zimmerman is more accurate shooting a gun with his right hand. De La Rionda has finished his questions for the Osterman. O'Mara is now asking him questions.

[Updated at 10:14 a.m. ET]

Osterman agreed with De La Rionda when he said it's normal for a police officer to keep a bullet in the chamber of their gun, but it is not normal practice for a citizen to keep a bullet in the chamber.

[Updated at 10:12 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda is asking Osterman when he would holster his weapon after shooting someone. Osterman said it would depend on whether he feels the person is armed, and if they are still able to access the weapon.

[Updated at 10:09 a.m. ET]

Prosecutor De La Rionda is now asking Osterman about the book he wrote with his wife about Zimmerman.

[Updated at 10:07 a.m. ET]

Osterman explained the difference between single action and double action guns to the jury. O'Mara is now down with his questions for Osterman.

[Updated at 10:05 a.m. ET]

Osterman said he thinks the screams on the 911 call sound like Zimmerman, because of the tone and volume.

[Updated at 10:02 a.m. ET]

O'Mara asked Osterman how familiar he is with Zimmerman's voice. Osterman said he is very familiar with Zimmerman's voice, because he has known him for five years. O'Mara is going to play the 911 call with the screams in the background.

[Updated at 10:01 a.m. ET]

Osterman said Zimmerman writes with his left hand, but shoots with his right hand.

[Updated at 9:59 a.m. ET]

Osterman is a Federal Air Marshal, and he said he keeps a bullet in the chamber of his gun at all times in case he needs it. He told Zimmerman to keep a round chambered in his gun in case he needed it.

[Updated at 9:56 a.m. ET]

Osterman recommended to Zimmerman to buy the type of firearm that he used to shoot Martin. He says the gun is safe, and reliable.

[Updated at 9:53 a.m. ET]

Osterman is explaining how he would visit a gun range with Zimmerman, and how they would discuss gun safety regularly.

[Updated at 9:51 a.m. ET]

O'Mara has called Mark Osterman back to the witness stand.

[Updated at 9:49 a.m. ET]

O'Mara is now Osterman questions, and he asked if there were any gaps in the screaming. She said there were a lot of screams and it was long.

Osterman has been excused.

[Updated at 9:46 a.m. ET]

Osterman said she recognized the voice on the non-emergency call as Zimmerman. De La Rionda also asked Osterman if the screams on a the 911 call that was played for her were continuous screams. She said yes they were continuous.

[Updated at 9:42 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda is now playing the entire non-emergency phone call Zimmerman made the night of the shooting for Osterman.

[Updated at 9:38 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda is now asking Osterman questions. He played Zimmerman's non-emergency call from the night of shooting for Osterman again.

Osterman said she does not hear Zimmerman say "(expletive) punks" on the non-emergency call.

[Updated at 9:35 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda is done with his cross examination of Osterman. O'Mara asked if the recordings that De La Rionda played for Osterman indicate that Zimmerman was mad or acting with ill will. Osterman said she did not think he was angry.

[Updated at 9:32 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda played a tape with Zimmerman saying these "(expletives) always get away." Osterman confirms it is Zimmerman saying "(expletives) always get away."

[Updated at 9:30 a.m. ET]

O'Mara has completed his questions for Osterman. Prosecutor Bernie De La Rionda is now asking Osterman about a book she wrote with her husband about Zimmerman. She said they are saving the profits from the book for Zimmerman for "after." Likely, referring to after the trial.

[Updated at 9:27 a.m. ET]

O'Mara is playing the 911 call where screams can be heard in the background.

After the call is finished playing, O'Mara asks Osterman if she recognizes who is screaming.

"Definitely, it's Georgie." Osterman said choking back tears. "I hear him screaming."

[Updated at 9:24 a.m. ET]

Osterman just called Zimmerman "Georgie." She said they used to work together at a mortgage company. O'Mara has asked Osterman about her familiarity with Zimmerman's voice. It appears O'Mara is going to ask Osterman if she recognizes the screams on a 911 call from the night of the shooting as coming from Zimmerman.

[Updated at 9:21 a.m. ET]

Sandra Osterman is married Mark Osterman, Zimmerman's best friend. Mark Osterman testified earlier in the trial. The couple are friends with Zimmerman.

[Updated at 9:20 a.m. ET]

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara has called Sandra Osterman to the stand as the defense's third witness.

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