Zimmerman Judge: Jury Won’t Hear State Voice Experts
We may never know who is actually calling for help in the 911 tapes.
The jury hearing George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial will not hear from a state voice expert who says Trayvon Martin screamed “stop” before being shot, a judge ruled Saturday.
Circuit Judge Debra Nelson’s ruling prevents two state experts from testifying. The experts say a voice heard screaming in the background of a 911 call just before the shooting belonged to Trayvon, 17.
“There is no evidence to establish that their scientific techniques have been tested and found reliable,” Nelson wrote in a 12-page ruling.
The judge, siding with defense experts, said that the methods applied by the state experts are not “widely accepted at this time” and are “new and novel.”