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Zimmerman Defense Lawyer On Knock-Knock Joke: "I Still Think The Joke Was Funny."

"I'm sorry I didn't tell it better but there was an important reason for it," Zimmerman Defense lawyer Don West said, responding to a question about the personal criticism he's faced over his handling of the case.

Posted on July 13, 2013, at 11:07 p.m. ET

West began his opening statement with the joke:

Knock, knock. Who's there? George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman who? Congratulations, you're on the jury.

Nobody laughed.