Jul 11, 2013 10:12 AM by Garrett Boyd

Closing arguments set in Zimmerman trial


SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The jury could soon begin deliberating in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman, who's charged with the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The prosecution and defense present their closing arguments today.

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara told CNN there's "overwhelming evidence" that his client acted in self-defense, but he worries about jurors returning "a compromise verdict."

Meanwhile police and city leaders in Florida say they're taking precautionary steps against any potential unrest if George Zimmerman is acquitted of second-degree murder.



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Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

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