Trayvon Martin, pictured with his father, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman on Feb. 26. (Source: CNN)
George Zimmerman, center, stands with his attorneys at a preliminary hearing in Sanford, FL, Wednesday. He is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin. (Source: Central Florida News 13/CNN)
Tuesday, September 10 2013 1:01 AM EDT2013-09-10 05:01:38 GMT
LAKE MARY, FL (RNN) - Orlando media outlets are reporting George Zimmerman has been taken into custody after an incident involving a gun on Monday. According to Local 6, police said they were called toMore >>
George Zimmerman was detained after a domestic incident on Monday. More >>
Tuesday, December 11 2012 11:22 AM EST2012-12-11 16:22:28 GMT
SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (RNN) - A judge on Tuesday refused the alter the conditions of release for the man charged with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.George Zimmernman is still not allowed to leaveMore >>
A judge on Tuesday refused the alter the conditions of release for the man charged with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.More >>
Tuesday, September 4 2012 10:27 PM EDT2012-09-05 02:27:41 GMT
The following is a transcript of a speech by Martin O'Malley, governor of Maryland, at the Democratic National Convention. Greetings from Maryland, home to the number-one public schools in America forMore >>
The following is a transcript of a speech by Martin O'Malley, governor of Maryland, at the Democratic National Convention. More >>
SANFORD, FL (RNN) – The murder trial of George Zimmerman has been scheduled to start June 10.
Circuit judge Debra Nelson set the date at a six-minute hearing Wednesday. Zimmerman, a 29-year-old self-appointed neighborhood watch captain, was charged with second-degree murder for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, 17.
After the hearing, the defense team for Zimmerman tweeted a "self-defense immunity hearing" would be requested for April or May. The court scheduled another hearing on the case for Friday, where it will determine whether the defense can subpoena Martin's school records.
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara has formally asked the judge to delay the case, according to the Orlando Sentinel. He said he did not know when they would be ready for trial.
Neither Zimmerman nor his wife appeared in court; both are in hiding in Seminole County, FL, the Sentinel reported. Shellie Zimmerman, 25, has been charged with perjury based on statements she gave at her husband's bond hearing, when she said they were broke.
Her next hearing was scheduled for Dec. 12. Prosecutors assert the family had made more than $100,000 from a website asking for funds for George Zimmerman's defense.
On Feb. 26, Martin was on his way home from a store when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. The neighborhood watch captain claimed he shot Martin in self defense after a fight broke out between the two, and he was not charged with a crime for several weeks.
The shooting brought national attention to Zimmerman and Florida's "stand your ground" law, which allows people to use deadly force if they feel their life is in danger.
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