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ORLANDO (AP) — A judge overseeing a misdemeanor stalking charge involving former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has warned attorneys not to attempt to retry a previous murder case that ended with his acquittal.
The judge on Wednesday told attorneys at Zimmerman’s pretrial hearing not to “open old wounds.”
Zimmerman is accused of sending threatening messages to a private investigator who had contacted him about a documentary series on Trayvon Martin. Martin is the black teen Zimmerman fatally shot in 2012. Zimmerman was acquitted of criminal charges. The documentary is being produced by rapper Jay Z.
A sheriff’s report says private investigator Dennis Warren received numerous calls and texts from Zimmerman in December.
The judge granted a request from Zimmerman’s attorney to allow the investigator to be deposed.
Zimmerman didn’t attend Wednesday’s hearing.
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