"Stand your ground" is not in the course book, according to Carter. He says his discussions about the law in Florida would have been done in class.
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Carter says he didn't write the book he used in class, which didn't focus specifically on Florida law.
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Defense attorney Don West begins his cross-examination. He points out Zimmerman, and Carter waves to him, saying, "Hey George." West asks Carter about his background.
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Carter says the course book was more generic, not covering Florida law, but he wanted to make the class more practical. He says he taught his students about the "stand your ground" law.
"It's not one of those things that you're just going to whisk through in a day ... it was something that I constantly iterated. ... It was something that I think the students really wanted to know about, it was so practical, they were very much engaged in class discussion," says Carter.
The prosecution has finished its questions.
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"You always kind of remember your smarter student or the one who stood out the most. ... He was probably one of the better students in the class," says Carter.
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The prosecution calls Alexis Carter to the witness stand. He's a military prosecutor who taught a criminal litigation class at Seminole State College in 2010. He says he remembers Zimmerman.
"We talked about elements of the law, criminal procedure, constitutional rights -- things of that nature," says Carter.
He looks at the course book, which has information on self-defense.
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West has no more questions for Kearns, who is then excused.
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West is showing Kearns the "extract" from Zimmerman's application that the police department keeps on file after destroying the application. One column lists "credit."
"Do you take that to mean that Mr. Zimmerman had a problem with his credit?" asks West.
"Yes sir ... that's a reason why we did not consider him further, based on that record," says Kearns.
Kearns says it's possible that if Zimmerman had fixed his credit issue, he would have been able to reapply.
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The prosecution has no further questions, and defense attorney Don West is cross-examining Kearns.
Kearns says Zimmerman's application was destroyed and he has no memory of Zimmerman's references or any of the contents of his application. Kearns says a lot of people apply to become police officers.
[Updated at 9:42 a.m. ET]
The prosecution has called Scott Kearns to the witness stand. He works with the Prince William County Police in Virginia. He says they destroy applications to become a police officer after three years. He has a letter dated July 8, 2009, that shows Zimmerman's application wasn't accepted.
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The prosecution calls Sonja Boles-Melvin, a registrar for Seminole State College. She says Zimmerman applied for a grade change in a legal studies class called "criminal litigation." She also says he applied for a degree on October 17, 2011. The defense has no questions, and the witness is excused.
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The judge is back on the bench, and the jury is being seated.
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The page that lists "bad credit" as the reason Zimmerman's police officer application was rejected will be removed from evidence. The judge has recessed court for 10 minutes.
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Mantei shows a picture of a shoe horn as he makes his final argument. The judge rules that the defense's objections are overruled and the prosecution's witnesses will be able to testify about Zimmerman's course work in criminal justice and his desire to be a cop.
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O'Mara says the prosecutors have to show a definite connection between the evidence and their theory, and he says they're failed to do so.
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"They are putting them in so they can turn them into seething bad acts. Subtle but seething bad acts by my client," says O'Mara. He says the case law presented by the prosecutor showed bad acts by the defendant.
[Updated at 9:10 a.m. ET]