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Defense: Ice cream photo taken before testimony

Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 1:30 p.m. CDT

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A defense attorney for George Zimmerman says a photo showing him eating ice cream with his daughters was taken a day before prosecutors allege in a court motion.

Prosecutors claimed the photo was posted after West's tense cross-examination with prosecution witness Rachel Jeantel last week.

The photo caption reads "We beat stupidity celebration cones."

Defense attorney Don West said Tuesday that the ice cream photo was taken a day before Jeantel testified and is unrelated to her testimony. He called the prosecution's motion "irresponsible."

Jeantel was talking to Trayvon Martin on the phone moments before he was fatally shot by George Zimmerman last year. She is considered a star witness for prosecutors.

Zimmerman pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming he shot Martin in self-defense.

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