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Zimmerman trial: What's ahead for Week 2?

  • George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin
  • Zimmerman's statements to police expected to be heard in court
  • Medical examiner, ballistic expert to testify this week

As the second week in the George Zimmerman trial resumes Monday, the prosecution is expected to call police investigators to the stand.  

Get caught up: Week 1 of George Zimmerman trial | 5 must-read Zimmerman docs

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman says he was forced to kill Martin in self-defense.

Zimmerman gave several written and audiotaped statements to police after the shooting took place, including a videotaped walk-through and re-enactment at the townhouse complex. Prosecutors hope to use Zimmerman’s statements to disprove his claim of self-defense.

The medical examiner is expected to testify this week about the gunshot that killed Martin, and a ballistic expert is expected to discuss Zimmerman’s weapon.

Pics: See evidence the Zimmerman jury saw | Zimmerman evidence photos

HLN Legal Correspondent Jean Casarez talks with Natasha Curry about what else we’re likely to hear in the second week of trial.

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