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Zimmerman trial: Could witnesses help defense?

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  • George Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder in death of Trayvon Martin
  • HLN is covering the George Zimmerman trial live, gavel to gavel

The State of Florida began calling its first witnesses to the stand in the George Zimmerman trial Tuesday.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, is charged with second-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year.  He told authorities that he was pursuing Martin because of the rash of crime in the area.  Zimmerman said he was forced to kill Martin in self-defense after a confrontation between the two.

But could the prosecution’s witnesses somehow help the defense?

“There's one way that I can clearly articulate how they helped,” attorney Mark Eiglarsh told HLN’s Dr. Drew Tuesday night.

Hear the explanation in the video player above.

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