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Trayvon Martin's Mother Takes Witness Stand

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SANFORD, Fla. - The mother of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin testified at the trial of the neighborhood watch volunteer who was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of her son.

Sybrina Fulton was called by prosecutors to testify Friday. It's likely she will be asked about 911 calls that capture a struggle between Martin and George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming he shot Martin in self-defense.

Fulton posted on Twitter Friday, saying "I pray that God give me the strength to properly represent my angel Trayvon."

Martin's parents said the screams are those of their son, while Zimmerman's family claims Zimmerman was yelling on the calls.

Attorneys said identifying the screams can show who the aggressor was in the fight.

The doctor who performed the autopsy on Martin testified the teen was in pain and suffered after he was shot by George Zimmerman.

Defense attorneys objected when associate medical examiner Shiping Bao described Martin's condition after being shot.

Judge Debra Nelson sustained the objection, and Bao was directed away from that line of questioning.

Bao's testimony followed Martin's mother and brother.

Two weeks and about three dozen witnesses later, prosecutors were about to rest their case in the trial.

The prosecution was expected to wrap up their questioning of witnesses Friday.

Zimmerman's attorneys will start their case after the prosecution rests.

(NewsChannel5 and The Associated Press.)

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