It Appears Unlikely Zimmerman Will Testify

The defense in the George Zimmerman murder trial was winding down its case  Wednesday, after the judge ruled against two pieces of evidence it sought to  introduce and the chances dimmed that Zimmerman himself would take the  stand.

Though Zimmerman, 29, has not testified, jurors have seen repeated video  recordings of him telling his side of the story to police investigators. While  O’Mara did not say if his client would testify on his own behalf, courtroom  observers considered it unlikely.

“You have the right to testify if you want to,” Judge Debra Nelson told  Zimmerman on Wednesday. “It’s a decision that you alone can make.”