Published On: Jun 24 2013 12:16:38 PM CDTUpdated On: Jul 11 2014 03:26:20 PM CDT
"Good morning. 'F*****g punks, these a**holes all get away.' "With a greeting and an attention-grabbing quote from defendant George Zimmerman, prosecutor John Guy began his opening statement in the trial surrounding the killing of teen Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, was accused of fatally shooting the 17-year-old Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. Martin was black, and Zimmerman identifies himself as Hispanic.
Here, Zimmerman arrives in Seminole Circuit Court with his wife, Shellie.
Zimmerman waits for his defense team to arrive prior to the start of the trial.
Zimmerman is greeted by one of his attorneys, Mark O'Mara. The defense maintains Zimmerman was forced to act in self-defense to save his own life.
Zimmerman and his legal team watch the judge arrives prior to opening arguments.
Zimmerman stands for the arrival of Judge Debra Nelson at the beginning of his murder trial.
Zimmerman watches as the jury arrives prior to opening arguments.
Shortly before court got under way, Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton (left), asked people to "pray for me and my family because I don't want any other mother to experience what I'm going through now."
Martin's father, Tracy Martin, began crying as prosecutors detailed how officers tried to save his son's life.
Defense attorney Don West, during his opening statement, told a knock-knock joke that failed to win many laughs. "Knock knock. Who's there? George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman who? Good, you're on the jury," he said.
West shows the jury a photo of Zimmerman from the night Trayvon was shot.
A video entered as evidence shows Trayvon (right) at a 7-11 on the night of his death.
Marion Evans (left), Trayvon's grandmother, cries listening to the description of her grandson's death.
Zimmerman's father, Robert Zimmerman, Sr.; mother, Gladys, and wife, Shellie (right), are escorted from the courtroom after the judge ruled that they cannot be present in the courtroom until after they testify because they are all on the witness list.
Zimmerman shares a laugh with West while wiping his brow on June 25.
Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger enters the courtroom to testify on June 25.
Diana Smith, crime scene technician for the Sanford Police Department, shows Zimmerman's gun, which was collected as evidence, to members of the jury.