“GROUND AND POUND.” Even though he was called Friday by the prosecution, John Good, a former neighbor of Zimmerman, gave testimony that seemed to bolster the defense contention that Martin was on top of Zimmerman in the fight. Good said he saw Martin straddling Zimmerman in manner similar to a mixed-martial art maneuver known as “ground and pound.”
The 911 calls made by neighbors were repeatedly played for jurors. Neighbors asked police to respond as moans for help followed by a gunshot are heard. A series of neighbors testified about what they heard of the fight, and then prosecutors played corresponding 911 calls as witnesses sat on the stand. Some neighbors teared up as they heard their panicked voices.
MARTIN’S PARENTS ON RACE
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Martin’s parents, held a news conference Thursday in which their attorney said they didn’t want race injected into the trial. Some reporters asked why the nation’s most prominent black civil rights leaders had been invited to Sanford to demand Zimmerman’s arrest if race wasn’t an issue. But attorney Daryl Parks said at this stage of the case, it shouldn’t be a factor.