Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda gave a fiery closing argument in the George Zimmerman trial on Thursday. De la Rionda brought out the dummy once again, straddled it and repeatedly asked how George Zimmerman pulled out his gun. De la Rionda shouted throughout his closing and at one point even skipped across the courtroom. But was it an effective closing argument? How did the jury react? Jane Velez-Mitchell goes into the Lion’s Den to debate it with her panel of legal experts.
Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, is charged with second-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Martin on February 26, 2012. He told police he was pursuing Martin because there had been a rash of crime in the area. A conflict ensued, and Zimmerman said he was forced to kill Martin in self-defense.