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After a one-day respite for the July 4 holiday, the much-watched second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman continues in Sanford, Fla., Friday.

The ex-neighborhood watchman shot Trayvon Martin to death in 2012, and the case has gripped the nation for the better part of a year and a half.

Part of the reason for that? The prosecution's case is far from iron-clad, at least according to analysts who have watched the trial's first two weeks.

The state has called Martin’s brother as one of its final witnesses, though if history repeats itself, he may end up helping the defense instead.

Zimmerman, 29, claims he shot the unarmed 17-year-old in self-defense. Watch the up-to-the-minute live stream of his trial in the video below:

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Testimony continues in week two of the much-watched George Zimmerman trial Wednesday, with the prosecutors appearing increasingly on the defensive.

Yesterday, the state frantically tried to undo serious damage to their case by one of their top witnesses, a police officer who interviewed Zimmerman.

Chris Serino of the Sanford, Fla., police, testified under cross-examination that Zimmerman seemed to be telling the truth about firing in self-defense.

Prosecutors successfully argued that Serino’s comments about Zimmerman’s truthfulness should be disregarded by the jury, but the damage was done.

Serino’s testimony was the latest setback for prosecutors, whose witnesses seem to support the claim that Trayvon Martin was the aggressor.

Will today be any different? Watch the George Zimmerman trial live stream below:

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Testimony continues in the second week of the George Zimmerman trial in Sanford, Fla., as prosecutors look to make their case against him.

Monday, Chris Serino, the lead police detective who investigated Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting in February of last year returned to the witness stand.

He will be back up there Tuesday to discuss his investigation as the state hopes to establish that George  Zimmerman is guilty of second-degree murder.

Jurors will hear a series of police interviews of detectives questioning Zimmerman, who claims he acted in self-defense, about his confrontation with Martin.

Watch the Zimmerman trial live stream below:

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Testimony in week two of the George Zimmerman trial begins Monday, and as always, THG is live streaming every moment of the courtroom drama.

The coming week should bring a shift by prosecutors toward witnesses that will testify on the scientific evidence they have against the defendant.

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Prosecutors should call forensics experts and investigators who performed tests on the gun Zimmerman used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin.

That testimony will shed more light on the positioning of Martin and Zimmerman, and perhaps who was the aggressor - the key to both sides' argument.

More than 20 witnesses, including Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel, testified in the opening week of a trial that has sparked so many national debates.

Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder, has pleaded not guilty in the wildly controversial case, insisting he shot only in self-defense.

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George Zimmerman’s murder trial enters its fifth day Friday as both sides try to establish exactly what happened the night he killed Trayvon Martin.

Every last detail could be the difference in whether he is convicted of second-degree murder or a jury buys his claim of self-defense and lets him walk.

This was never more apparent than when defense attorney Don West grilled prosecution witness Rachel Jeantel, the last person to speak with Martin.

West pressed her during cross examination on what he implied were inconsistencies between her testimony and earlier depositions she gave to police.

More witnesses are set to appear today and receive similar scrutiny from the state and the defense. Watch the Zimmerman trial live stream below:

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Today is Day Four of the George Zimmerman murder trial, and once again, Rachel Jeantel is on the stand, making headlines for a number of reasons.

Jeantel, a.k.a. “Dee-Dee,” was Trayvon Martin’s 16-year-old girlfriend. Or just a friend. It's not entirely clear, but her last phone call with him is crucial.

As the person who was purportedly speaking with Martin right before he was killed by Zimmerman, her testimony has come under heavy scrutiny.

Will defense attorney Don West expose any inconsistencies during cross examination? And will the court reporter be able to understand any of it?

Watch the George Zimmerman trial live stream below and find out:

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Testifying in the George Zimmerman trial, prosecution witness and Trayvon Martin friend Rachel Jeantel, 19, says she was on the phone with him before he was shot.

She explained that Martin told her some “creepy ass cracker” was following him as he walked back to his dad's house from a store in Sanford, Fla.

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According to Rachel Jeantel's bizarre testimony, Martin was worried that George Zimmerman was a rapist, and said to “stop playing with him like that.”

He also told Jeantel that the “n----- is now following him.”

Neighborhood watchman Zimmerman is charged with murdering the unarmed teen. He says he was viciously attacked by Martin and it was self-defense.

Jeantel, who allegedly perjured herself months ago by stating that she missed Martin’s funeral because she was in the hospital, made for quite a scene.

Frequently mumbling her testimony, leading to delays in court as people tried to figure out exactly what she was saying, she became the star of the trial.

Not necessarily in a good way. Take a look at these clips:

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George Zimmerman was merely a good citizen looking out for his neighborhood when he was confronted and attacked by Trayvon Martin in February 2012.

So his defense attorneys claimed in opening statements Monday, in a stark contrast to prosecutors' picture of a vigilante who profiled the Florida teen.

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Zimmerman, 29, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, is on trial for second-degree murder; he claims he shot the teen in self-defense in Sanford, Fla.

"George Zimmerman is not guilty of murder," his attorney, Don West, said.

"He shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense after being viciously attacked. The evidence will show you how and why it happened the way he did."

West described the case as "sad," and said, "there are no monsters here."

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A new video from Trayvon Martin's phone has been released. It's from an unrelated incident, but could be critical if it can authenticate his voice.

Experts dispute whose voice is heard in the background of a 911 call from the night Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.

Police detective Chris Serino wrote in an early report that he could hear a man yelling “Help” or “Help Me” 14 times during the Trayvon Martin 911 call.

Prosecutors say the voice is Martin’s. Defense lawyers say it could actually be George Zimmerman, who they say was being pummeled by Martin.

Now, as Zimmerman prepares to go on trial for second-degree murder, a video has been released that the defense says could authenticate the 911 call.

Lawyers for Martin’s family say it doesn’t belong in court, however.

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Trayvon Martin photos and texts were released by the defense team of George Zimmerman, painting the deceased in a less-than-flattering light.

With that, controversy surrounding the high-profile case has resumed.

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Data released from Martin's phone includes texts with a friend regarding fighting, smoking pot and being forced to move out of his mother's house.

Martin, who was killed last year at age 17, spoke of trouble at school. His phone contained photos of a gun and what looks to be a marijuana plant.

A hearing next week will decide if the data can be used at the trial of George Zimmerman, who is charged with fatally shooting the unarmed teen.

Prosecutors want the evidence omitted. Zimmerman, who claims he acted in self-defense and has pleaded not guilty to murder, wants it admitted.

His defense attorney, Mark O'Mara, said:

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