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George Zimmerman trial: Zimmerman's call history central to prosecution's case

12:41 PM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
George Zimmerman is welcomed to the defense table by jury consultant Robert Hirschhorn, with defense co-counsel Don West (background) in Seminole circuit court on the 3rd day of Zimmerman's trial, June 12, 2013 in Sanford, Florida.(Photo by Joe Burbank - Pool/Getty Images)
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SANFORD, Fla. -- Court has adjourned after the first day in the George Zimmerman trial after his attorney objected to the playing of another 911 call Zimmerman made to police.

The call, made just months before he fatally shot Trayvon Martin in February 2012, echoed the concerns Zimmerman expressed to law enforcement on the night of the confrontation. 

According to a dispatch officer with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Zimmerman mentioned "break-ins" and other criminal activity that had taken place in his neighborhood, and said his wife had seen one of the "kids" responsible, a culprit he described as a black male. 

O'Mara objected to the 911 recording, insisting that the content of that call and others was "irrelevant" to the state of mind of his client.

Prosecutors argued the calls were relevant, and that Zimmerman's language and demeanor would help illuminate his state of mind on Feb. 26.

The jury was subsequently dismissed from the courtroom. The trial resumes Tuesday at 9 a.m.  

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