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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:51 PM

Florida judge won't delay trial of Trayvon Martin's killer

Source: Reuters

Florida judge won't delay trial of Trayvon Martin's killer

By Barbara Liston
ORLANDO, Florida | Tue Feb 5, 2013 11:35am EST

(Reuters) - A Florida judge on Tuesday rejected a bid by George Zimmerman to delay his June trial for the murder of unarmed, black teenager Trayvon Martin, whom he shot and killed a year ago this month.

"I don't see any of your issues as insurmountable," Seminole County Circuit Court Judge Debra Nelson said in denying a motion by Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, for a continuance in the racially charged trial.

A memorial service for Martin, who would have turned 18 on Tuesday, was held on the courthouse lawn before the hearing got under way.

Before ruling, Nelson noted she had set aside several full days of court time for Zimmerman's defense attorneys and prosecutors to bring issues before the court, but most of that time had gone unused.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/05/us-usa-florida-shooting-idUSBRE9140U720130205

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:59 PM

1. I wish I was on this jury.

 

I would based on the evidence of the police call zimmy made, showing his life was not in danger, and he was told to go away
but then coward style shot and killed an unarmed man, I would based on that, find him guilty on all counts.

Hope there is not any tech stuff that can overturn a guilty verdict.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:04 PM

2. Wise decision by the judge. And I like that they added that final paragraph about SYG:

The law, backed by the National Rifle Association, was the first of its kind in the United States. Similar laws have been passed since in at least 23 other states, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.


I'm really glad this is being treated by the press as part of a larger national problem and not just some isolated case.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:08 PM

3. Happy Birthday Trayvon

 

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