In a victory for murder suspect George Zimmerman, a judge said prosecutors may not put on the witness stand two state audio experts who say the voice heard screaming for help on a 911 call was someone other than Zimmerman, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Those screams, recorded while Zimmerman was fighting with Trayvon Martin, 17, are the most dramatic piece of evidence in the high-profile murder case.
Zimmerman, a former Neighborhood Watch volunteer, says they came from him, that he was calling for help after Trayvon attacked him. Trayvon’s parents say they are from their son and are his last words before Zimmerman shot him in the chest. Judge Debra Nelson had heard three days of testimony about the science used by the state’s experts. She ruled that it failed to meet Florida’s legal standard. Jurors can expect prosecutors to still play the audio. Trial testimony is to begin Monday.