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Jul 10, 2013 5:15 PM by NBC News

George Zimmerman decides not to take the stand in his second degree murder trial

(NBC News) The defense has rested their case in the second degree murder trial of George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman told Judge Debra Nelson that he had decided not to testify late Wednesday afternoon.

He maintains he was acting in self defense when he shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old, on February 26 of last year.

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