Zimmerman Trial: Judge Rules on Audio Experts
Sanford, Fla. -- Today Judge Debra Nelson ruled two out of three of the state's audio experts will not be allowed to testify during the trial.
The ruling is being called a victory for the defense as all three of their experts can give testimony.
But ultimately, the decision about whose voice is heard on that 911 call will be left up to the 6 women on the jury.
The question of whose screams are captured on that call looms over jurors in the murder trial of George Zimmerman.
But they'll get no special help.
Judge Debra Nelson barred two audio experts from testifying about the 911 recording, ruling "there is no evidence to establish that their scientific techniques have been tested and found reliable."
The defense says that was the anguished cry of George Zimmerman, who claims Trayvon Martin attacked him before he fatally shot the teenager in self-defense.
The prosecution says it was a scream for help from the unarmed Martin, who was minding his own business, they say, when Zimmerman accosted him.
The judge decided friday that prosecuters can allege in opening statements that Martin was "profiled" but they cannot say he was singled out because of his race.
The jurors will be sequestered for the duration of the trial which is expected to last between two and four weeks.
Opening statements are Monday morning.
If convicted of second-degree murder, the 28-year-old Zimmerman could face life in prison.
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