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In this May 21, 2013 file photo, Jodi Arias points to her family as a reason for the jury to give her a life in prison sentence instead of the death penalty, during the penalty phase of her murder trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool, File)

Judge ponders September trial date for Arias

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Jodi Arias’ murder case says she expects to set a new trial date for late September. During a hearing Tuesday in Phoenix, Judge Sherry Stephens gave attorneys additional time […]

07/16/2013

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Juror: Some wanted to convict Zimmerman initially

MIAMI (AP) — Three jurors in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial initially favored convicting him of that offense or manslaughter, but the six-woman jury ultimately voted to acquit him after more closely examining the law, […]

07/15/2013

US President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama: Trayvon Martin death a tragedy for America

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy for America. Obama says he knows the not-guilty verdict reached late Saturday has elicited strong passions around the country. In […]

07/14/2013

George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, with his attorney Mark O'Mara (l-r), during O'Mara's closing arguments in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida. (AP Photo)

Zimmerman’s brother calls for peace, respect

Here’s a statement from Robert Zimmerman, the brother of George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.: “From the onset of […]

07/12/2013

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Authorities plead for peace in Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — With police and civic leaders urging calm, a jury began deliberating George Zimmerman’s fate Friday after hearing dueling portraits of the neighborhood watch captain: a cop wannabe who took the law […]

07/12/2013

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Final arguments wrap up in Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s lawyers made one last attempt Friday to convince a jury the neighborhood watch volunteer shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense, saying the prosecution’s case for murder is built on […]

07/12/2013

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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