An earlier version of this article
incorrectly said that witness Jenna Lauer testified that she saw a person wearing red clothing on top of a dark-clothed person who was calling for help during the fight that preceded the death of Trayvon Martin. Lauer testified that she heard cries for help, but did not see the fight. The article has been updated.
SANFORD, Fla. — The boy in the dark-colored hooded sweatshirt straddled the man in red, doing a mixed-martial-arts-style “ground-and-pound.”
Or the boy in the hoodie was on the bottom, crying out for help.
Jurors will have to sort through those seemingly contradictory images, offered Thursday and Friday by neighbors who peered through the rain on the night that George Zimmerman fatally shot an unarmed African American teenager named Trayvon Martin in February 2012. The testimony is playing out in front of a capacity audience, drawn by the intense national attention sparked by allegations from civil rights leaders that Martin might have been targeted because of his race. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who was 28 at the time, has white and Hispanic parents.