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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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Defense rests case in George Zimerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys have rested their case in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial after calling 18 witnesses over less than a week. Prosecutors now plan to call two rebuttal witnesses. Both sides […]

07/10/2013

George Zimmerman (AP Photo)

Expert: Zimmerman was in worse shape than Martin

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A public safety expert called by the defense says George Zimmerman’s physical capabilities were inferior to those of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Former police officer Dennis Root was called as a witness […]

07/10/2013

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Defense seeks to introduce Trayvon Martin’s texts

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys asked a Florida judge on Tuesday to introduce Trayvon Martin’s text messages and a Facebook posting dealing with fighting as evidence at George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial. As defense […]

07/09/2013

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Expert says evidence jibes with Zimmerman’s story

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — An expert on gunshot wounds hired by the defense testified Tuesday that George Zimmerman’s account of how he fatally shot Trayvon Martin is consistent with the forensic evidence. Dr. Vincent Di […]

07/09/2013

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Dad says he didn’t deny it was Trayvon’s voice

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s father testified Monday that he never denied it was his son’s voice screaming for help on a 911 call, contradicting police officers’ earlier testimony at George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder […]

07/08/2013

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo)

Both families clash over voice on 911 call

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Trayvon Martin’s mother and George Zimmerman’s mother clashed on the witness stand Friday over whether the screams for help that can be heard in the background on a 911 call came […]

07/05/2013

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State winding down in George Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Prosecutors are winding down their case in George Zimmerman’s murder trial after presenting forensics evidence and testimony aimed at refuting Zimmerman’s claim he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot […]

07/04/2013

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Judge allows school records in Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Prosecutors on Wednesday presented evidence about George Zimmerman’s work in a college criminal justice course, which they say shows the neighborhood watch volunteer knew about Florida’s self-defense law and had aspirations […]

07/03/2013

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Police: Zimmerman’s back was covered in grass

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The first police officer on the scene after George Zimmerman’s fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has testified that Zimmerman’s backside was covered in grass and was wetter than his front side. […]

06/28/2013

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