Zimmerman

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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

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Zucker: Criticism of CNN Zimmerman focus is ‘bunk’

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN boss Jeff Zucker said Friday that criticism that his network underplayed the Egyptian coup in favor of the George Zimmerman murder trial is “a bunch of bunk.” “I feel increasingly […]

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

TV ratings

Racially insensitive remarks heat up ‘Big Brother’

NEW YORK (AP) — Racially insensitive language hurt some cast members’ reputations in the CBS game “Big Brother,” but it may not have been bad for television ratings. Contestants on this season’s “Big Brother” have […]

07/10/2013

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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

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