(ABC News)Trayvon Martin’s father took the stand today and challenged the testimony of two police officers who had testified that he said it was not his son screaming for help on 911 tapes.
The identity of the voice howling for help moments before George Zimmerman, shot and killed Martin was the focus of the defense’s first full day of testimony.
While the prosecution insists that the voice pleading for help is Trayvon Martin, the defense has produced witnesses identifying the voice as Zimmerman’s.
Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second degree murder for shooting Martin, 17, on Feb. 26, 2013. Prosecutors say the former neighborhood watch captain was profiling and following Martin. Zimmerman maintains that he shot the teenager in self-defense.
Two police officers described today how Tracy Martin, the slain teenager’s father, listened to the tapes of the 911 calls two days after his son was killed. The screams for help could be heard in the background.