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Photos: Key moments in the Zimmerman trial

Updated 6:36 AM ET, Sun July 14, 2013
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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. Joe Burbank/POOL/Orlando Sentinel
George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie Zimmerman, cries as friends and family members celebrate the verdict on July 13. Gary W. Green/Pool/Getty Images
Robert Zimmerman Sr. and Gladys Zimmerman embrace after their son is found not guilty on July 13. Gary W. Green/Pool/AP
George Zimmerman prepares to leave the courtroom after the not guilty verdict is read on July 13. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
Zimmerman confers with his defense team on July 13, after working out the wording for a response to the jury, who had asked for clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter. The response, crafted and agreed to by both the prosecution and defense, instructed the jury to ask their question more specifically, as the court could not engage in general discussion. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
Zimmerman and his defense team stand in the courtroom as the jury arrives before starting their second day of deliberations on July 13. Joe Burbank/Pool/ap
Prosecutor John Guy addresses the jury with his closing rebuttal during Zimmerman's murder trial on Friday, July 12. "He shot him because he wanted to," Guy told jurors, saying that Zimmerman didn't have to shoot 17-year-old Martin. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Image
Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara holds up a chart during closing arguments for the defense on Friday, July 12. "How many 'what ifs' have you heard from the state in this case?" O'Mara asked the jury. "They don't get to ask you that." Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
Zimmerman, right, sits with another defense attorney, Don West, this week. West objected to a third-degree murder charge also sought by prosecutors on Thursday, July 11, the day closing arguments began. The judge ruled out that charge but said the jury could consider convicting the defendant of manslaughter. Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images
Dr. Vincent Di Maio, a forensic pathologist and gunshot wound expert, describes Zimmerman's injuries while testifying for the defense Tuesday, July 9. Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara, right, questions forensics animation expert Daniel Schumaker, center, at the bench of Judge Debra Nelson with Assistant State Attorney Richard Mantei, left, during a July 9 hearing on the admissibility of animation created for the defense. Schumaker showed the judge and Mantei some 3-D animation on his laptop after an overhead projector didn't work. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
John Donnelly, a friend of George Zimmerman's, cries on the witness stand on Monday, July 8, in Sanford, Florida, after listening to screams on the 911 tape entered in evidence. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
Sondra Osterman, a friend of Zimmerman's, listens to the 911 tape while testifying on July 8. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
Mark Osterman, a friend of Zimmerman's, testifies on July 8 and describes the type of gun Zimmerman owned. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
Leanne Benjamin, a friend of Zimmerman's, smiles while identifying him in court on July 8. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, takes the stand during Zimmerman's trial on Friday, July 5. Gary W. Green/Pool/Getty Images
George Zimmerman's mother, Gladys Zimmerman, listens to the 911 tape while taking the stand during his trial in Seminole County circuit court on July 5. Gary W. Green/Getty Image
Martin's brother Jahvaris Fulton testifies at the Zimmerman trial in Seminole County circuit court on July 5. Gary W. Green/Getty Image
Volusia and Seminole County associate medical examiner Shiping Bao testifies on July 5. Bao conducted the final autopsy on Martin and determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the chest. Gary W. Green/Getty Image
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Crime Lab Analyst Anthony Gorgone testifies about DNA findings on Wednesday, July 3, in Sanford, Florida. Here, Gorgone points to a sweatshirt worn by Trayvon Martin on the night Martin was shot. Only one stain on Martin's hooded jacket yielded a partial DNA profile that matched Zimmerman's. Jacob LangstonPool/Getty Images
Gorgone points to a jacket worn by Zimmerman on the night of the shooting. Multiple stains on Zimmerman's jacket tested positive for Zimmerman's DNA. At least two stains from the jacket tested positive for a mixture of DNA that included Martin's DNA. Jacob LangstonPool/Getty Images
Firearms analyst Amy Siewert from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement answers questions from the prosecution while holding Zimmerman's gun on July 3. Siewert examined the gun and said Zimmerman had one bullet ready to fire in the chamber as well as a fully loaded magazine when the shooting occurred. Jacob LangstonPool/Getty Images
Alexis Carter, a military prosecutor, testifies during the trial on July 3. Carter taught a criminal litigation class that Zimmerman completed, and testified that the class included extensive coverage of Florida's self-defense laws. Jacob LangstonPool/Getty Images
Mark Osterman, a U.S. Air Marshal and friend of Zimmerman's who wrote a book about the case, testifies on Tuesday, July 2. He recounted the story of the shooting that Zimmerman told him and testified that when he took Zimmerman home from the police station after the shooting, Zimmerman wasn't acting like himself. Jacob LangstonPool/Getty Images
Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda, on July 2, demonstrates a possible scenario while questioning state witness Chris Serino, a Sanford police officer. Jacob LangstonPool/Getty Images
Hirotaka Nakasone, a voice recognition expert with the FBI, testifies in the Zimmerman trial on Monday, July 1. Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images
Witness Jonathan Good is cross-examined by defense attorney Mark O'Mara on Friday, June 28. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
Selma Mora reenacts a scenario for defense attorney Mark O'Mara on Thursday, June 27. Mora lived in Zimmerman's neighborhood at the time of the shooting. Jacob Langston/Pool/Getty Images
Witness Jennifer Lauer points to where her former home was in the Retreat at Twin Lakes community during questioning by defense attorney Mark O'Mara on June 27. Lauer called 911 on the night of the shooting. Jacob Langston/Pool/Getty Image
Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Martin's, is questioned by defense attorney Don West on June 27. She appeared to get frustrated several times during the cross-examination, including one time when West suggested they could break until the morning so she'd have more time to review the deposition transcript. Jacob Langston/Pool/Getty Images
The evidence letter that Jeantel says she wrote with a friend for Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother, is displayed during the trial on June 27. When the defense asked Jeantel to read the letter, she said she couldn't read cursive. She asked a friend to write the letter for her, she said. Jacob Langston/Pool/Getty Images
Jeantel testifies on Wednesday, June 26. She was the last person to speak with Martin on the phone. Jacob Langston/Pool/Getty Images
Zimmerman walks past Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton, left, and Tracy Martin, second from left, as he enters the courtroom after lunch recess on June 26. Jacob Langston/Pool/Getty Images
Diana Smith of the Sanford Police Department on Tuesday, June 25, shows the jury a bag of Skittles that was collected as evidence at the crime scene. Martin was said to be carrying the bag of candy and a soft drink at the time of his death. Gary W. Green/Pool/Getty Images
Assistant state attorneys John Guy, left, and Richard Mantei hold up Martin's sweatshirt as evidence during Zimmerman's trial on June 25. After Martin's death, protesters started wearing hoodies in solidarity against racial profiling. Gary W. Green/Pool/Getty Images
During the trial on June 25, crime scene technician Diana Smith shows the jury a gun that was collected as evidence. Gary W. Green/Pool/Getty Images
Zimmerman laughs with defense attorney Don West during his trial on June 25. Gary W. Green/Pool/Getty Images
Selene Bahadoor enters the courtroom to take the witness stand on June 25. She was the first eyewitness to testify and said the shooting occured right behind her home. Gary W. Green/Pool/Getty Images
Seminole County 911 dispatcher Sean Noffke testifies on Monday, June 24, about his conversation with Zimmerman on a non-emergency line the night of the shooting. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
A transcript of Zimmerman's police call on the night of the shooting is projected during opening arguments on June 24. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Image
Martin's father, Tracy Martin, cries on June 24 as he listens to the description of his son's death. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
Prosecutor John Guy gestures during his opening arguments on June 24. His first words to the six-woman jury may have raised a few eyebrows. "Good morning. 'F*****g punks, these a******s all get away,'" Guy quoted Zimmerman. "These were the words in this grown man's mouth as he followed this boy that he didn't know. Those were his words, not mine." Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
From left, Zimmerman's father, Robert Zimmerman Sr.; his mother, Gladys; and his wife, Shellie, are escorted from the courtroom on June 24. Since they are all on the witness list, the judge ruled they cannot be present in the courtroom until after they testify. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
Defense attorney Don West displays a photo of Zimmerman from the night of the shooting during his opening arguments on June 24. He opened his statements with a knock-knock joke but failed to win a laugh. "Knock knock. Who's there? George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman who? Good, you're on the jury," he said. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
A video entered as evidence is displayed on June 24. It shows Martin, right, at a 7-Eleven on the night of his shooting. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images
From left, Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, and Benjamin Crump, the family's legal counsel, make a brief statement to the media before jurors heard opening statements on June 24. PAULA BUSTAMANTE/AFP/Getty Images
Zimmerman waits for the start of his trial on June 24. Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty Images