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THE JURY IN THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN MURDER TRIAL HAS BEGUN DELIBERATIONS.

THAT COMES AFTER THEY RECEIVED DUELING PORTRAITS OF the neighborhood watch volunteer:

A WANNABE COP WHO TOOK THE LAW INTO HIS OWN HANDS --

SOUNDBITE (English) John Guy, Prosecutor:

"The defendant didn't shoot Trayvon Martin because he had to, he shot him because he wanted to. That's the bottom line."

OR A WELL-MEANING VOLUNTEER WHO FEARED FOR HIS LIFE IN A STRUGGLE WITH the 17 year-old TEENAGER.

SOUNDBITE (English) Mark O'Mara, Defense:

''He's not guilty of anything but protecting his own life.''

JURORS WILL LIKELY RELY HEAVILY ON TESTIMONY FROM POLICE, NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS.

SOUNDBITE (English) Kyle Hightower, Associated Press:

"You see their heads going up and down, they obviously have been affected by some of the evidence, especially the autopsy photos and some of the images of Trayvon Martin lying deceased."

ZIMMERMAN IS CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER --

BUT THE JURY WILL ALSO BE ALLOWED TO CONSIDER MANSLAUGHTER.

UNDER FLORIDA'S LAWS INVOLVING GUN CRIMES, A CONVICTION ON EITHER COULD MEAN LIFE IN PRISON.

SIGOUT - Bob McCall/Associated Press

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