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Judge Debra Nelson during trial of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain on trial for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida (AP Photo).

Jury in Zimmerman case may consider manslaughter

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A judge said Thursday that jurors in the George Zimmerman case can consider the lesser charge of manslaughter, but she denied a request for the jury also to consider third-degree murder […]

07/11/2013

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Neighbor testifies about Martin-Zimmerman fight

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A neighbor of George Zimmerman who had perhaps the best view of the struggle between the neighborhood watch volunteer and Trayvon Martin testified at Zimmerman’s murder trial Friday that it appeared […]

06/28/2013

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Friend: Trayvon Martin encounter racially charged

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A friend of Trayvon Martin’s who was on the phone with him shortly before his fatal fight with George Zimmerman testified Thursday that she thought the encounter was racially charged. Rachel […]

06/27/2013

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Trayvon Martin’s friend describes final phone call

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A friend who was on the phone with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin moments before he was fatally shot by George Zimmerman testified that she heard the Miami teen shout, “Get off! Get […]

06/26/2013

George Zimmerman

Prosecutor opens with Zimmerman’s obscenity

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor told jurors in opening statements Monday that George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin “because he wanted to,” not because he had to, while a defense attorney said the neighborhood […]

06/24/2013

George Zimmerman (AP Photo)

Prosecutor opens with Zimmerman’s obscenity

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys said in opening statements that the neighborhood watch volunteer fatally shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Defense attorney Don West told jurors Monday that Zimmerman was being viciously […]

06/24/2013

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Zimmerman jurors to be sequestered up to a month

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The six jurors and four alternates eventually picked to hear the second-degree murder case of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman will be sequestered for the two to four weeks the trial […]

06/13/2013

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