Originally posted on Black America Web:
The prosecution just wrapped part one of its closing arguments in George Zimmerman’s second degree murder trial. The defense will close on Friday, followed by a final rebuttal argument by the prosecution before the jury gets the case.
Lead prosecuting attorney Bernie de la Rionda on Thurday argued that Zimmerman baselessly profiled Trayvon Martin in the moments leading up to shooting him, and that the mindset of the defendant prior to the confrontation was as important as details of the struggle itself.
“You can’t just say, ‘Okay, what happened in the actual interaction between them?’” de la Rionda said, after rebutting many of Zimmerman’s statements as to the reasons for approaching Martin. “There are only two people who really know what happened out there. And the defendant made sure that other person couldn’t come in to this courtroom and tell you what happened.”