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Closing Arguments Set to Begin Today in Zimmerman Trial

Case could go to jury by Friday


Opening statements are expected to begin Thursday afternoon in the case of accused murderer George Zimmerman, a judge said. The defense rested its case Wednesday afternoon.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will need to hash out jury instructions before closing arguments launch. The prosecution is expected to begin with their arguments at 1 p.m. Thursday, followed by the defense Friday morning, after which the case will go to the jury of six women.