There have been some memorable moments in the trial of George Zimmerman, which hit the midway point Friday when the prosecution rested after two weeks of testimony.
Lawyers for Zimmerman — who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and says he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense – began laying out their case late Friday and will continue on Monday
Here’s a look back at some of the highlights so far in the legal drama that is playing out a Sanford, Fla., courtroom and being closely watched across the nation:
The joke: Defense lawyer Don West tried to break the ice with jurors during his opening statement with some humor: “Knock, knock. Who’s there? George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman who? All right, good, you’re on the jury.”
It went over like a lead balloon inside the courtroom and out, and after a lunch break, West apologized to jurors for the attempt at levity.
A photo of Trayvon Martin from the night of the shooting was introduced as evidence during George Zimmerman’s trial on June 25.
The photos: On the second day of testimony, jurors were shown a series of photographs of Martin’s body on the grass at the Retreat at Twin Lakes complex.
One taken by a neighbor showed him face down in the darkness.
Others taken by a police technician showed him on his back and under a tarp.
There was also a closeup of the coin-sized chest wound.
Martin’s father left the courtroom when they were introduced.