July 9th, 2013
10:16 AM ET

Trayvon Martin's Father Takes the Stand

As the Zimmerman trial heads into day 11, "New Day" has details on a critical testimony from yesterday. In somewhat of a surprise move, the defense called the father of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin, to the stand.

Before he went up, the defense set the stage with a barrage of witnesses that testified it was George Zimmerman screaming for help on the 911 call, CNN's George Howell reports. After that, defense attorneys recalled two investigators who say Tracy Martin told them, no, the voice screaming was not his son.

Then Tracy Martin was brought to the stand. “I didn't tell them, 'no, that wasn't Trayvon,'” he counters. “I think the chairs had wheels on them and I kind of pushed away from the table and just kind of shook my head and said ‘I can't tell,’…But I never said that wasn't my son's voice."

Also important to note, Judge Debra Nelson ruled that testimony regarding marijuana levels in Trayvon Martin's system will now be allowed as evidence for jurors to consider.

The judge is expected to make another ruling today on “whether a computer re-enactment will be able to be admitted in this trial,” Howell says. “We'll also expect to hear from more witnesses, more experts in this case.”

Tune-in to CNN and for updates, CNN.com.

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