Watch George Zimmerman trial day 9, July 5, 2013 (videos)

July 5, 2013, may have been the most important day for the state in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman. The state called to the stand Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton and brother and ultimately rested their case. Today marked the first day of the defense's case as well. The following witnesses
testified for the prosecution: Sybrina Fulton, Jahvaris Fulton and Dr. Shiping Bao who is the medical examiner that performed Trayvon Martin's autopsy.

The defense opened their case by calling George Zimmerman's mother Gladys Zimmerman to the stand as well as Zimmerman's uncle who is an Orange County deputy Jorge Meza. Sybrina Fulton testified for approximately 10 minutes with her testimony focused solely on the 911 calls and her belief that it was Trayvon who had called for help. She posted several messages on Twitter that have garnered attention. You may see them below.


Following Sybrina Fulton's testimony was that of her son Jahvaris. Jahvaris was asked to testify regarding the 911 audio and to state if he believed the voice crying for help was his brother, Trayvon. Jahvaris stated it was, but defense attorney Mark O'Mara immediately challenged his testimony due to a previous interview where he said he was unsure. O'Mara wanted to have Jahvaris' impeached as a witness, but after careful consideration, Judge Nelson ruled Jahvaris didn't say anything contradictory.

Jahvaris stated when he first heard the screams he was in shock and didn't want to believe that was his brother so said he was unsure.

You may watch the full video from the George Zimmerman trial, day 9, on July 5, 2013 below.