WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - One of George Zimmerman's closest friends took the stand Tuesday in the murder trial against him. }}" />

   
 
 
Friend Of George Zimmerman Testifies In Trial

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 7/3/2013 One of George Zimmerman's closest friends took the stand Tuesday in the murder trial against him. Prosecutors called Mark Osterman to testify. He said he spoke to Zimmerman the day after the confrontation that led to 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's death. Osterman told the court Zimmerman told him the teen attacked him just moments before the shooting. "The defendent's claiming he's on the ground. Trayvon Martin is straddling him," said assistant state attorney Bernie de la Rionda. "Was punching him, George, I'm sorry," said Osterman. "I apologize Mr. Osterman," said de la Rionda. I'm sorrry. He said he was on his back and Trayvon Martin straddled him and began punching him in the face," said Osterman. "But the way he described Trayvon Martin straddling, the defendent, he claims that his, he said jis knees were up to his rib cage or armpits. Is that correct?" asked de la Rionda. "Somewhere around there. Correct." answered Osterman. "Then he said what?" asked de la Rionda. "Well, George began screaming for help at that point," answered Osterman. "Did he say anything about the defendent grabbing his head, that there was something with his head?" asked de la Rionda. "Absolutely. Once he started screaming, George said Trayvon grabbed his head and started bashing his head on the concrete," said Osterman. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. He says he shot Martin in self-defense. Prosecutors allege Zimmerman targeted the teen.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A pair of students are fighting to keep Springmill Learning Center open. Full Story
Image1 Pizza Hut of Galion was the place to be Tuesday night. The line was out the door and families were enjoying dinner and a visit by the Easter Bunny, all for a great cause. Full Story
 
Image1 A Mount Vernon woman was seriously injured in a two- vehicle accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of Ohio 3 and Sychar Road in Knox County. Full Story
Image1 This year, for the first time, there will be a National Texting Enforcement Campaign during the month of April. Law enforcement will be using new tools to crack down on motorists who text and drive. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

"U Drive, U Text, U Pay"

More News