Judge Denies Defense Motions In Trayvon Martin Case
SANFORD (CBSMiami/AP) – A judge has denied a request from George Zimmerman’s attorneys to end the 24-hour GPS monitoring of him while he is out on bond in the deadly shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Judge Debra Nelson denied a bond request from Zimmerman’s defense team which would allow the former neighborhood watch volunteer to be able to live outside Seminole County.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the 17-year-old Martin’s shooting following an altercation in Sanford in February. He has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense under Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
Nelson has set a trial date for June 10. He also set a “stand your ground” hearing 45 days before trial where Zimmerman can argue it was self-defense and ask the judge to drop the charges.
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