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      George Zimmerman trial live video: Defense rests as Zimmerman declines to testify

      Zimmerman's defense team declined to call him to the stand as a witness. Photo: Associated Press

      SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman's defense attorneys have begun their closing arguments at his second-degree murder trial in Florida.

      Defense attorney Mark O'Mara on Friday began his last effort to convince six jurors that Zimmerman acted in self-defense when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year.

      The jurors could begin deliberating later in the day.

      A day earlier, prosecutors made the case that Zimmerman assumed Martin was a criminal up to no go when he confronted him in his neighborhood. A scuffle followed, and Zimmerman fired his gun.

      Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming Martin was slamming his head into a sidewalk when he shot the Miami teen.