Police officer testifies in George Zimmerman trial

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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The first police officer to interview George Zimmerman after he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin says he didn't yet know that the teen had died.
   
Officer Doris Singleton said Zimmerman seemed surprised when she told him Martin was dead during an interview at the police station.
   
"He's dead?!" Singleton recounted Zimmerman saying before he lowered his head.
   
When asked by defense attorney Mark O'Mara whether Zimmerman showed any anger or ill will in talking about Martin, the officer said "no."
   
Prosecutors must show that Zimmerman acted with ill will or a depraved mind in order to get a second- degree murder conviction.

Earlier story:

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial are listening to an audio interview the neighborhood watch volunteer gave a Sanford police officer immediately after he fatally shot Trayvon Martin.
   
The interview was played Monday with Sanford Police Officer Doris Singleton on the witness stand.
   
Singleton said she interviewed Zimmerman to get a statement from him about what had happened.
   
Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old Martin. He pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense.

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