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CNN




Jonathan Good, a neighbor who witnessed part of the confrontation between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin testifies during the 15th day of Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Fla., Friday, June 28, 2013. Zimmerman is accused in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.


HLN, CNN's sister network, is covering the George Zimmerman trial, gavel to gavel. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. Here is testimony from Friday. Read from the bottom up for correct sequence:

[Updated at 11:29 a.m. ET]

Judge Debra Nelson has recessed court for lunch. The live blog will pick back up when testimony resumes at 1 p.m. ET.

[Updated at 11:28 a.m. ET]

O'Mara asked, "Do you stand by that today and what you saw was a 'ground-and-pound' event?"

"It looked like that position was a 'ground-and-pound'-type position, but I couldn't tell 100 percent that there was actually fists hitting faces," said Good.

[Updated at 11:23 a.m. ET]

Good said that no matter what statement he gave police, he has always said the person wearing red (Zimmerman was wearing a similar color) was on the bottom.

[Updated at 11:22 a.m. ET]

O'Mara asked Good that if his story has changed slightly, does it mean he lied. Good said no, it doesn't mean he lied.

[Updated at 11:20 a.m. ET]

Good gave four to five statements to police about what happened the night of the shooting.

[Updated at 11:15 a.m. ET]

The attorneys are at a sidebar with the judge.

[Updated at 11:14 a.m. ET]

O'Mara is now asking Good questions.

[Updated at 11:12 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda showed Good a picture of Martin's body lying face-down. Good confirmed that the picture represents how he saw the body that night.

[Updated at 11:09 a.m. ET]

Good said that based on common sense, it seems that the person on the bottom was trying to get up.

[Updated at 11:06 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda got Good to admit that the officer on the scene may have used the term "ground and pound" the night of the shooting.

[Updated at 11:03 a.m. ET]

Good said he used the term "ground and pound" in his first statement to police, and in later statements and depositions, he "clarified" the term to give a better visual.

[Updated at 11 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda is making the point that Good did not hear any smacking noises that may have sounded like punches. He made several smacking noises with his hands to demonstrate his argument.

[Updated at 10:58 a.m. ET]


O'Mara has finished his questioning of Good, and now prosecutor De La Rionda is asking him questions.

[Updated at 10:55 a.m. ET]

O'Mara is reviewing his materials.

[Updated at 10:53 a.m. ET]

Good said that when he was on the phone with 911, he went upstairs and looked out a window and saw the body.

[Updated at 10:51 a.m. ET]

O'Mara is having Good explain a picture he drew of what he saw the night of the shooting. It is possible to make out on the drawing where he saw Martin, the black shirt, on top.

[Updated at 10:47 a.m. ET]

O'Mara is showing Good pictures of the clothing both people were wearing that night. Based on the colors Good saw that night, Martin may have been on top of Zimmerman at some point during the altercation.

[Updated at 10:43 a.m. ET]

O'Mara is reviewing his materials.

[Updated at 10:40 a.m. ET]

Good gave his first statement to police the night of the shooting, and he mentioned to police that he thought he saw a mixed martial arts "ground and pound." Good said yes, he did say those words that night.

[Updated at 10:37 a.m. ET]

"I couldn't see anyone when I first went out there," said Good.



[Updated at 10:35 a.m. ET]

Good said he did not see a gun during the altercation.

[Updated at 10:32 a.m. ET]

O'Mara asked Good again who he thought was screaming, and he reiterated that he thought it was the person on the bottom.

[Updated at 10:31 a.m. ET]

Good said he was inside his town home dialing 911 when he heard the gunshot.

[Updated at 10:28 a.m. ET]

O'Mara is playing the 911 call where screams can be heard on it for Good.

[Updated at 10:25 a.m. ET]

O'Mara asked Good if he saw Martin slamming Zimmerman's head on the ground. Good said he did not see Zimmerman's head hitting the concrete.

[Updated at 10:22 a.m. ET]

Good said he thought the person on the bottom was yelling for help.

[Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET]

O'Mara asked Good to define "ground and pound."

"It's usually when someone is on top in a mounted position I believe. In the dominant position, but like I said, the person on the bottom is able to throw punches back, but I did not see any of that," said Good.

[Updated at 10:17 a.m. ET]

O'Mara asked Good if the person on top was in a mixed martial arts stance. Good said at first he thought it was what he calls a "ground and pound."


[Updated at 10:14 a.m. ET]

O'Mara got down on the ground and demonstrated how the person on top looked to Good.

[Updated at 10:11 a.m. ET]

Good is explaining to O'Mara how the two individuals were on the ground wrestling on the ground about 15 to 20 feet away from his town home.

[Updated at 10:08 a.m. ET]

O'Mara is starting at the beginning, asking Good about the first noise her heard that night.

[Updated at 10:06 a.m. ET]

Good said he heard someone yell "help, help." De La Rionda has finished his questions for Good. O'Mara has asked for a couple of minutes to review his exhibits.

[Updated at 10:04 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda showed Good a map of the neighborhood to show the jurors where Good saw the two people wrestling on the ground.

[Updated at 10:01 a.m. ET]

Good said he heard the gunshot after he went back inside. He heard the gunshot as he was dialing 911.

[Updated at 9:59 a.m. ET]

De La Rionda is showing Good pictures of his neighborhood to help orient the jurors to his point of view the night of the shooting.

[Updated at 9:54 a.m. ET]

Good said when he walked out of his town home, he could not see the hands of the person on the bottom. Prosecutor Bernie De La Rionda is about to play Good's 911 call from that night.

"I just heard a shot right behind my house," said Good on the 911 call. "They are wrestling right in the back of my porch."

The operator asked, "You just heard one shot go off?"

"It was either that or a rock that hit the window," said Good.

[Updated at 9:50 a.m. ET]

At some point, Good told the people struggling on the ground to "cut it out."

[Updated at 9:49 a.m. ET]

Good said it was possible that the person on top may have been trying to hold the person on the bottom down.

[Updated at 9:47 a.m. ET]

"I think at that time is when I thought it was serious," said Good. "Because it looked like strikes were being thrown or punches being thrown. But as I clarified due to the lighting, it could've also been holding down. But there were arm movements going downward," he said.

[Updated at 9:44 a.m. ET]

Good said he only saw a "few" seconds of the altercation.

[Updated at 9:42 a.m. ET]

At some point, he could tell there were two people on the ground. He could only see the color of the clothing the men were wearing. He saw the men's position change.

[Updated at 9:39 a.m. ET]

"It looked like a tussle. I could really only see one person, and I think I described as possibly being some kind of dog attack, because there are a lot dogs that walk in that back area. I could only see an object," said Good.

[Updated at 9:37 a.m. ET]

Good's wife told him to not go outside, but he decided to out anyway.

[Updated at 9:35 a.m. ET]

A few moments later, Good heard the same noise, but it was louder. So he decided to go to the sliding glass door to look outside.

[Updated at 9:33 a.m. ET]

Good was watching TV with his wife when he heard a "faint" noise outside.

"I didn't think anything of it," he said.

[Updated at 9:31 a.m. ET]

The back of Good's town home faces the courtyard where the shooting took place.

[Updated at 9:29 a.m. ET]

John Good was a resident of the Retreat at Twin Lakes the night of the shooting.

[Updated at 9:28 a.m. ET]

McKinney has been excused, and prosecutors have now called John Good to the stand.


[Updated at 9:27 a.m. ET]

Prosecutor Mantei has finished his direct examination of McKinney. O'Mara is now cross-examining him about the video that was shot on the CCTV system. O'Mara wants to know why the timing mechanism malfunctioned on the CCTV system. McKinney said it happens, because the clocks "drift." The video time stamp's off by about 18 minutes, according to McKinney.

[Updated at 9:24 a.m. ET]

The next video Mantei played was taken from the interior of the east pool hall.

[Updated at 9:20 a.m. ET]

McKinney is explaining where all the CCTV cameras are installed in Zimmerman's neighborhood. The video about to be played is from the interior of the clubhouse the night of the shooting. The video showed something passing by the window.

[Updated at 9:18 a.m. ET]

Prosecutor Rich Mantei is about to play a video taken from the CCTV system at Zimmerman's neighborhood.

[Updated at 9:15 a.m. ET]

The attorneys are discussing something at the podium.

[Updated at 9:10 a.m. ET]

Prosecutors have called Greg McKinney as their next witness. McKinney works in the IT department for US Security Alliance, a company that works with closed-circuit camera systems. McKinney's company installed the CCTV system in Zimmerman's neighborhood. He said the cameras on the front gate of the Retreat at Twin Lakes were not working the night Martin was shot. The attorneys are now at a sidebar with the judge.

[Updated at 9:06 a.m. ET]

The jury is being seated.

[Updated at 9:01 a.m. ET]

The judge is on the bench, and the attorneys have joined her for a sidebar.

[Posted at 8:59 a.m. ET]

Zimmerman is in the courtroom, waiting for testimony to begin.

 

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