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Trayvon Martin trial pivots on tape of 911 screams

Mothers of victim, suspect split on voice

SANFORD, Fla. — The mothers of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman listened Friday to the 911 recording of someone screaming for help, and each said she was convinced the voice was that of her own son.

The starkly conflicting testimony over the potentially crucial piece of evidence came midway through Zimmerman’s murder trial in the 2012 shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old.

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