Judge allows school records in Zimmerman trial

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 3:14 pm | Updated: 8:11 pm, Thu Jul 11, 2013.

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A DNA expert says tests of George Zimmerman's gun revealed the neighborhood watch volunteer's DNA on the firearm's grip — but not Trayvon Martin's.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement DNA expert Anthony Gorgone also testified Wednesday that none of Zimmerman's DNA was found underneath Martin's fingernails.

Prosecutors called the DNA expert to the witness stand to refute Zimmerman's contention that he fatally shot Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman has said Martin was reaching for his firearm during a fight when he fired the gun into Martin's chest.

Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder.

Prosecutors are nearing the end of presenting their case.

© 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Right Now

weather

Today

weather
69°
Details

Tomorrow

weather
70°
Details

Today

weather
72°
Details

Today

weather
75°
Details

SUBMIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS | VIEW ALL PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.