Zimmerman Trial Kicks off with Profanity, Knock-Knock Joke

Created: 2013-06-25 01:42 EST

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Prosecutors in the trial of a Florida man accused of shooting of an unarmed black teenager come out swinging

[John Guy, Prosecutor]:
"'F--king punks. These a--holes always get away.' Those were the words in that grown man's mouth."

Prosecutor John Guy launched into a profanity laced opening statement, reportedly repeating the words of George Zimmerman who is on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

Prosecutors will attempt to convince the all-female jury that the former neighborhood watch volunteer faced no threat from the unarmed black teenager.

[John Guy, Prosecutor]:
"He shot him for the worst of all reasons, because he wanted to."

This is how the defense began their remarks.

[Don West, George Zimmerman's Attorney]:
"Knock Knock. Who's there? George Zimmerman who?"

From there he went on to say.

[Don West, George Zimmerman's Attorney]:
"George Zimmerman is not guilty of murder. He shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense after being viciously attacked."

Zimmerman is accused of second-degree murder, a charge that carries with it, a life sentence if he is found guilty.