POSTED: 3:45 a.m. HST, Jun 26, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 4:56 a.m. HST, Jun 26, 2013
SANFORD, Fla. >> A former neighbor of George Zimmerman testified that she heard a boy’s cry for help shortly before hearing the teen’s fatal shooting.
Jayne Surdyka testified today on the third day of testimony in Zimmerman’s murder trial for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
However, Surdyka testified that she heard multiple gunshots. Only one shot was fired in the fatal encounter.
Zimmerman is pleading not guilty, claiming self-defense.
Surdyka says she was in a second-floor bedroom of her townhome when she heard scuffling outside on a rainy night in February 2012.
She says she heard an aggressive voice and a softer voice exchanging words for several minutes.
Surdyka says she then heard cries for help and believes it was a boy’s voice crying out.