In redirect, de la Rionda asked Bahadoor if investigators or the defense team in their deposition asked her specifically which direction she heard running, to which Bahadoor said no one had. De la Rionda asked Bahadoor if she wanted to be on national TV to which she said no.

O'Mara then brought up how Bahadoor was interviewed by national news and Bahadoor said she was interviewed but it never aired. He also asked Bahadoor if she signed a an online petition calling for Zimmerman's arrest and confirmed with her that it was her Facebook account that she signed the petition with.

The court was then recessed for the day and will resume Wednesday at 9 a.m.


For their first witness on Tuesday, the state recalled Ramona Rumph, the Seminole County Communication Deputy Director, to authenticate the non-emergency call Zimmerman made the night of the shooting. She was called on Monday afternoon to discuss the previously made 911 calls Zimmerman made before the defense objected to having the jury listen to them and court recessed for the day.

The state's second witness was Wendy Dorival, accreditation manager of Sanford Police Department and Neighborhood Watch coordinator. Dorival had previously met with Zimmerman and the homeowner's association president regarding setting up a Neighborhood Watch program at the Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood.

Dorival was questioned about the program by Guy, who asked what they tell program participants about following people.

"We say 'don't do that'" Dorival said, adding that she tells program participants that it's the "job of law enforcement."

Dorival said Zimmerman told her his HOA asked him to be the Neighborhood Watch program coordinator. She said she tells program participants they are the "eyes and ears" and an "extension of law enforcement." Dorival said she tells volunteers they are "not the vigilante police," but not that they cannot defend themselves if attacked or carry a gun.

Dorival was cross-examined by defense attorney Don West, who asked her about the program presentation. Dorival said in Zimmerman's neighborhood was dealing with a "several burglaries" and had a good turnout at the meeting. Residents were concerned about the perimeter of property and inadequate lighting on the property, according to Dorival.

Dorival praised Zimmerman and said he declined her invitation to join the SPD "Citizens on Patrol" program.

"He was very professional.  He seemed a little meek to me.  And he just seemed like he really wanted to make changes in his community to make it better," she said.

West then discussed the email exchange between Zimmerman and Sanford police about the program, to which the state objected, calling it hearsay. Nelson ruled against the defense to keep the email out of evidence.

The state's third witness on Tuesday was Donald O'Brian, the homeowners association president in Zimmerman's neighborhood.

"George went to the police, he got this whole thing started, it was his program," O'Brian said when questioned by state attorney Richard Mantei. O'Brian said no one else wanted to be Neighborhood Watch coordinator, just Zimmerman, who volunteered to enforce parking rules.

O'Brian said the Neighborhood Watch program is separate from the HOA. He said there was a burglary suspect arrested a couple of months before the shooting after workers called 911. O'Brian informed Zimmerman by text message. In cross-examination, the defense asked O'Brian what the suspect description was, to which he answered a 17-18-year-old man who the workers followed to the suspect's home before calling police.
During state redirect, O'Brian said the Neighborhood Watch rule is "don't get close to anybody, stay at a safe distance and call 911."

Earlier Tuesday, prosecutors tried to introduce recordings of previous non-emergency calls he made to law enforcement to prove the former neighborhood watch leader is guilty of murder in the shooting death of Martin.

Mantei tried to convince Judge Debra Nelson in a hearing that a series of calls Zimmerman made to authorities about suspicious people in his Sanford neighborhood in the months before the shooting indicate his state of mind that night.

Mantei started his argument with the relevance the calls serve, saying it proves element of crime--depraved mind. The state said prior calls help disprove self-defense, showing an ongoing build-up of frustration by Zimmerman.

The state said motive and state of mind are classic jury questions. Mantei said the police did question "suspicious" persons in two of Zimmerman's prior calls and searched the suspicious persons' names for warrants but found none, so they were let go.

Zimmerman's attorney, former Local 6 legal analyst Mark O'Mara, argued that the state is trying to bring in circumstantial evidence and that the state has little or no evidence to support second-degree murder. O'Mara said the state is trying to get prior calls in trial to show ill will, hatred.

O'Mara said the state is asking the jury to make "quantum leap" from responsible calls to police to Zimmerman being "seething with anger," slipping in character evidence, which is inadmissible unless defense raises it.

Nelson asked O'Mara if comments in opening statements created an issue, but O'Mara said it didn't because opening statements aren't considered evidence. Nelson then asked if the Monday afternoon cross-examination of the 911 dispatcher being asked how he thought Zimmerman reacted in the non-emergency call to authorities created an issue.

Mantei said the defense is using "bait and switch and a series of straw men" in its argument compared to Monday's relevance objection. Mantei said the calls show Zimmerman knows how to report suspicious people "and the frustration builds."

Mantei said the fact that Zimmerman said, "these (expletives) always get away," in the non-emergency call the night of the shooting makes the prior calls relevant. Mantei said it's not considered character evidence it shows the defendant's reaction to his experiences and why he did what he did when he was killed.

Nelson said she has 20 cases and testimony to review before she rules on the calls. The calls were played without the jury in the room and Nelson said she will rule on the calls at another time.