Zimmerman Day 12: Defense Rests Without Him Taking Stand
SANFORD - On day 12 of the George Zimmerman murder trial, the defense rested its case and the court expects closing arguments to begin in the morning.
Before they did so...the defense did ask the judge again for an acquittal of the second degree murder charge.
She denied that request.
After being questioned twice, Zimmerman decided he would not take the stand.
The first time the judge asked him, he said he wasn't sure if he would.
Many veteran reporters have questioned why judge Debra Nelson asked Zimmerman about taking the stand before the defense had called all of their witnesses.
Each side says they could take up to three hours each for closing arguments in the morning.
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