Prosecutors also called a medical examiner who had reviewed evidence for them to the witness stand. Dr. Valerie Rao testified that Zimmerman’s injuries were insignificant, bolstering the prosecution’s claims that Zimmerman’s life wasn’t in jeopardy during his fight with Martin. Rao was not the medical examiner who performed the autopsy on Martin.
‘‘They were so minor that the individual who treated and examined Mr. Zimmerman decided stitches weren’t required,’’ Rao said.
O'Mara told CNN that he believed prosecutors may finish presenting their case Wednesday or Friday, and that defense attorneys will be calling witnesses most of next week.
‘‘We’re going to put on a case,’’ he said.
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