Zimmerman judge delays ruling on animation

MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWER
Associated Press
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Defense counsel Mark O'Mara talks to George Zimmerman, with co-counsel Don West, center, in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla., Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen, in 2012. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A judge in Florida is postponing a ruling on whether a defense animation that depicts the fight between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman can be played before jurors at Zimmerman's murder trial.

After hearin more than five hours of arguments Tuesday, Judge Debra Nelson said she would issue a ruling Wednesday.

The animation depicts Zimmerman's version of his fight with Martin. It shows Martin punching Zimmerman in the face and then straddling him.

Prosecutors are objecting to any use, claiming it's inaccurate and will confuse jurors.

Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder. He claims he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot Martin.