Judge Debra Nelson

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Despite Outcry, Changes To “Stand Your Ground” Unlikely

Despite public rallies, a call President Barack Obama for a close examination and the urging of civil rights groups after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, there won’t likely be any changes in so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws across the nation.

07/21/2013

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Closing Arguments Resume Friday In Zimmerman Trial

Defense attorneys will have the chance to deliver their closing arguments in the murder case against George Zimmerman.

CBS4–07/11/2013

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Defense Rests Case And George Zimmerman Will Not Testify

Defense attorneys in the trial of George Zimmerman, the Sanford man charged in the fatal shooting of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, wanted to use text messages on Martin’s phone and an animation depicting the struggle between Zimmerman and Martin as evidence but the judge has denied its use as evidence.

07/10/2013

George Zimmerman waits for his defense counsel to arrive in Seminole circuit court, on the 11th day of his trial June 24, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Today prosecutors began with their opening statements. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Gunshot Wound Expert Testifies In Zimmerman Trial

A gunshot wound expert hired by the defense in the trial of George Zimmerman testified Tuesday that Zimmerman’s account of how he shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is consistent with forensic evidence.

CBS Miami–07/09/2013

SANFORD, FL - JULY 8:  The Father of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin, testifies as a defense witness in George Zimmerman  trial in Seminole circuit court, July 8, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Donnelly identified the screams as belonging to Zimmerman. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Father Called To Stand By Defense

The second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman will be back in the courtroom Monday morning as the defense gets into the heart of its case.

CBS Miami–07/08/2013

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Zimmerman Knew About “Stand Your Ground”

Despite claims made earlier, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was aware of Florida’s self defense law when he shot and killed 17-year year old Trayvon Martin last year.

CBS4–07/03/2013

George Zimmerman (R) is greeted by defense attorney Mark O'Mara in Seminole circuit court, on the 11th day of his trial June 24, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Today prosecutors began with their opening statements. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Prosecution Puts Key Witness On Stand In Zimmerman Trial

One of the last people to speak to Trayvon Martin before he was shot to death by George Zimmerman in a gated Sanford town-home community has taken the stand.

CBS4–06/26/2013

George Zimmerman (R) is greeted by defense attorney Mark O'Mara in Seminole circuit court, on the 11th day of his trial June 24, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Today prosecutors began with their opening statements. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

911 Calls At Issue In Zimmerman Trial

Prosecutors in the trial of George Zimmerman, who is charged with second murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, are trying to convince the judge to allow his previous calls to 9-1-1 to be entered into evidence.

CBS Miami–06/25/2013

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom during a recess in Seminole circuit court on the 7th day of his trial June 18, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

First Witnesses Take Stand In Zimmerman Trial

Opening statements have wrapped in the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

CBS4–06/24/2013

George Zimmerman arrives in Seminole circuit court, June 7, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

No Audio Experts In Zimmerman Trial

The judge in the trial of George Zimmerman, the man pleading not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, decided Saturday that audio experts will not be allowed to testify at the trial.

CBS Miami–06/22/2013

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