SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A prosecutor says past police dispatcher calls made by George Zimmerman should be presented to jurors at his second-degree murder trial.
Prosecutor Richard Mantei told a Florida judge Tuesday that the half-dozen calls are central to the prosecution's argument that he committed second-degree murder since it shows his state of mind. The prosecutor says it shows ill will and provides context to his fatal encounter with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman is pleading not guilty, claiming self-defense.
His defense attorney says the calls are irrelevant and shouldn't be introduced.