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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

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San Diego man gets 50 years to life for killing wife

SAN DIEGO (AP) – An 85-year-old man has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for fatally shooting his estranged wife in San Diego’s bustling Gaslamp Quarter. Joseph Gotell was sentenced Friday after […]

07/05/2013

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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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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

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (AP Photo)

Puma ends relationship with Aaron Hernandez

  BOSTON (AP) — Puma has ended its relationship with Aaron Hernandez. The sportswear company made the move Thursday to end the two-year contract it agreed to in April with Hernandez, Puma spokesperson Katie Sheptyck […]

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

Pushed to death

Homeless woman found insane in LA pushing death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury decided Thursday that a homeless Los Angeles woman was legally insane when she pushed an 84-year-old woman from a train platform to her death. A jury delivered its verdict […]

06/20/2013

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