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911 screams may decide Zimmerman case

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The chilling 911 call made by a resident of the apartment complex the night George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, may turn the tide in Zimmerman's murder trial.

For the first time, Trayvon Martin's mother testified, the voice she hears yelling for help, is her son. "That screaming or yelling, do you recognize that?" she is asked in court?  "Yes" Sybrina Fulton replies. "And who do you recognized that to be?  Trayvon Benjamin Martin," said Fulton.

Trayvon's brother, Jahvariz Fulton, who wavered in the past, now says it's Trayvon on the tape.

But later, Zimmerman's mother, Gladys Zimmerman is asked, "Whose voice was that? My son George" said Mrs. Zimmerman.

And Zimmerman's Uncle, Jorge Meza, a law enforcement officer said, "Not only I just heard his scream... I felt his scream. Like my nephew is screaming for his life," he said.

Attorney and former State and Federal Prosecutor, Bryant Camereno says, identifying the voice is very important. "Whoever was screaming is going to determine whoever is going to be the victim in the case. If it was Trayvon that was screaming, then it certainly, Zimmerman was guilty of the crime. If it was Zimmerman that was screaming, then clearly he was acting in self defense."

Camereno is critical of the way the prosecution's last witness, the Medical Examiner Dr. Shiping Bao, changed his mind so many times.  Bao testified, "I do not have any recall; I do not have any memory of the day of autopsy."  "They should have ended their case with the victim's mother. She was a powerful witness and she added a lot to the case," said Camereno.

For the state to win this case, they must prove Zimmerman acted with a depraved mind, ill will, hatred and spite. "I think the jurors are happy, are satisfied that we finally got to the meat of the bones so to speak. But again, it's gonna be a tough call for them."

Camereno is predicting that there will be a hung jury.

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