SANFORD, Fla. —
But prosecutor Richard Mantei countered: “There are two people involved here. One of them is dead, and one of them is a liar.”
Mantei told the judge that Zimmerman had changed his story, that his account of how he shot Martin was “a physical impossibility,” and that he exaggerated his wounds.
After listening to an hour and a half of arguments from both sides, Judge Debra Nelson refused to throw out the murder charge, saying the prosecution had presented sufficient evidence for the case to go on.