Posted: Jun 24, 2013 6:56 AM by Associated Press
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A prosecutor began opening statements in George Zimmerman's trial with obscene words the neighborhood watch volunteer whispered under his breath while following 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Prosecutor John Guy's first words to jurors Monday were the "f-word" followed by "punks." He was quoting from a call Zimmerman made to a police dispatcher as he followed Martin through the gated community where he lived.
Guy then recounted how Zimmerman followed Martin, a confrontation ensued and Martin was fatally shot in the chest.
Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming self-defense.
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