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  • Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail

    November 19, 2013 7:36 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman's arrest following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend is the latest in a series of recent brushes he's had with the law. The 30-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer who earlier this year was acquitted of any charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin... more »
  • iPad video could be key in George Zimmerman case

    September 10, 2013 12:06 PM

    LAKE MARY, Fla. - Police investigating a domestic dispute between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife say video from Shellie Zimmerman's iPad may be crucial evidence in determining whether any charges are filed. Lake Mary Police Department spokesman Zach Hudson said Tuesday that the iPad captured video of the dispute,... more »
  • Zimmerman has a lead foot

    September 4, 2013 7:46 PM

    LAKE MARY, FLORIDA- George Zimmerman was stopped again for speeding but this time in Florida near his home. Officers in Lake Mary say he was going 60 in a 45 mph zone. It was his second speeding offense after being stopped in Texas last month but this time he didn't... more »
  • Juror says she owes Martin's parents apology

    July 25, 2013 2:37 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - The second juror to speak publicly about George Zimmerman's trial tells ABC News that she feels the neighborhood watch volunteer got away with murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. But she says there wasn't enough evidence to convict him under Florida law. Juror B29 told Robin Roberts... more »
  • BR joins in 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies nationwide Play Video

    July 20, 2013 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds gathered in Baton Rouge to express their opinions about the 'not guilty' verdict of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Baton Rouge activist Silky Slim said, "Well you ask for a federal investigation and pray that it happens." Outside of the federal... more »
  • Obama: America needs 'some soul searching' after Trayvon Martin case trial

    July 19, 2013 3:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the nation needs to do some "soul-searching" following George Zimmerman's acquittal on murder charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. In an impromptu appearance in the White House briefing room, Obama declined to wade into legal questions about the Florida case, saying, "Once... more »
  • AG Holder: Martin death 'unnecessary shooting'

    July 15, 2013 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says the killing of Trayvon Martin was a tragic, unnecessary shooting and that the 17-year-old's death provides an opportunity for the nation to speak honestly about complicated and emotionally charged issues. In prepared remarks - Holder's first public comments since the acquittal of George... more »
  • White House: Obama won't press DOJ on Zimmerman

    July 15, 2013 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama won't involve himself in decisions by the Justice Department on whether to pursue civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. White House spokesman Jay Carney says it would be inappropriate for Obama to express an... more »
  • Vigils set in 100 cities in Travyon Martin case

    July 15, 2013 8:22 AM

    NEW YORK - Vigils in 100 cities are being planned for Saturday over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin killing. The Rev. Al Sharpton says his organization will hold prayer vigils and rallies will be held in front of federal buildings. Sharpton joins the NAACP and others calling for federal... more »
  • Zimmerman jury asks judge for list of evidence

    July 12, 2013 3:54 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial are asking the judge for a list of all the evidence. Jurors asked for the inventory list about two hours after the started their deliberations Friday. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder, but the jury can also choose manslaughter. He... more »
  • Prosecution finishes rebuttal in Zimmerman trial

    July 12, 2013 12:14 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A prosecutor in George Zimmerman's murder trial has ended his rebuttal, saying the neighborhood watch volunteer told a series of lies in his statements about shooting Trayvon Martin. Prosecutor John Guy argued that Zimmerman repeatedly lied about the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old Martin. His rebuttal came... more »
  • Defense begins closings in George Zimmerman trial

    July 12, 2013 9:07 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman's defense attorneys have begun their closing arguments at his second-degree murder trial in Florida. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara on Friday began his last effort to convince six jurors that Zimmerman acted in self-defense when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year. The jurors could... more »
  • Expert: Zimmerman was in worse shape than Martin

    July 10, 2013 10:26 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - 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 Wednesday by defense attorneys. Root testified that Martin was in better physical shape than Zimmerman, and... more »
  • Gunshot expert backs Zimmerman's story

    July 9, 2013 4:14 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A gunshot wound expert hired by the defense has testified that the forensic evidence backs George Zimmerman's account that Trayvon Martin was on top of him when he fatally shot the teen. However, under cross-examination, Dr. Vincent DiMaio conceded that the wound could also be consistent with... more »
  • State winding down in George Zimmerman trial

    July 4, 2013 7:48 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Prosecutors are winding down their case in George Zimmerman's murder trial after presenting evidence and testimony aimed at refuting the former neighborhood watch volunteer's claim he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin. Forensics experts testified Wednesday that Martin's DNA was not found on... more »
  • Judge strikes detective statements on Zimmerman

    July 2, 2013 10:02 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A prosecutor has gotten a judge to strike from the record an opinion from a Sanford police detective who testified that he found George Zimmerman credible in his account of how he got into a fight with Trayvon Martin. Judge Debra Nelson on Tuesday told jurors to... more »
  • Testimony to begin in week 2 of Zimmerman trial

    July 1, 2013 8:12 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Testimony in the George Zimmerman trial is expected to shift toward prosecution witnesses that will testify on scientific evidence against a former neighborhood watch leader charged in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Entering the second week of testimony Monday, prosecutors have yet to call forensics experts... more »
  • Zimmerman trial over teen's death enters 5th day

    June 28, 2013 9:04 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A video security expert has taken the witness stand in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Greg McKinney is the first witness Friday as the trial enters a fifth day of testimony. McKinney's company monitored the security cameras at the townhome complex where Zimmerman fatally shot... more »
  • Past police calls can be used in Zimmerman trial

    June 26, 2013 8:37 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A central Florida judge has ruled that police dispatch calls George Zimmerman made in the months before he fatally shot Trayvon Martin can be admitted at his murder trial. Judge Debra Nelson made the ruling Wednesday, a day after a prosecutor argued that the calls were central... more »
  • Prosecutors want to admit calls in Zimmerman trial

    June 25, 2013 8:53 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A prosecutor says past police dispatcher calls made by George Zimmerman should be presented to jurors at his second-degree murder trial. Prosecutor Richard Mantei told a Florida judge Tuesday that the half-dozen calls are central to the prosecution's argument that he committed second-degree murder since it shows... more »
  • All-women jury chosen for Zimmerman's trial

    June 20, 2013 2:27 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - An all-women jury has been chosen in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who says he shot an unarmed Trayvon Marin in self-defense. Prosecutors and defense attorneys chose the panel Thursday. Prosecutors have said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer for his community, profiled the... more »
  • Judge: Jurors can't see texts, scene in Martin case

    May 28, 2013 10:41 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge is placing limits on what George Zimmerman's lawyer can say about the 17-year-old teen he fatally shot during the neighborhood watch member's murder trial next month. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson has ruled that Zimmerman's attorney won't be able to mention Trayvon Martin's marijuana use,... more »
  • Judge to consider texts, photos in Martin case

    May 28, 2013 8:12 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge is set to consider whether Trayvon Martin's text messages about smoking marijuana and trouble at school can be shown during the trial of the man charged with killing the teen. The text messages and photos, which were released by defense attorneys for George Zimmerman... more »
  • Southern students hold anti-violence march, vigil Play Video

    February 26, 2013 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students and community members marched together at Southern University tonight in a show of solidarity against violence in the city. Southern University's Black History Club, Criminal Justice Club, NCAAP and Student Government Association hosted the "Stop the Violence March." The march comes one year after... more »
  • Judge denies bond motions in Trayvon Martin case

    December 11, 2012 10:25 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge has denied defense requests to end 24-hour GPS monitoring of George Zimmerman while he is out on bond in the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Judge Debra Nelson denied bond requests from Zimmerman's defense team Tuesday. Besides dropping the monitoring, the... more »
  • Woman claims Geoge Zimmerman molested her

    July 16, 2012 7:20 PM

    A woman in Florida claims George Zimmerman, charged with killing teen Trayvon Martin, molested her when she was a child. The unidentified woman told investigators the abuse began when she was six and Zimmerman was 8, but its unclear what their relationship is. She says they would see each other... more »
  • George Zimmerman asks for new judge again

    July 13, 2012 3:06 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla.- The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin is again asking for a new judge. George Zimmerman filed a motion Friday asking that Circuit Judge Ken Lester be disqualified from the case. Zimmerman says Lester's comments in a bond order led him to believe Lester is prejudiced... more »
  • Trayvon Martin shooter asks judge for bond - again

    June 29, 2012 6:04 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A Florida judge will weigh several factors in deciding whether to set a second bond for the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin. The judge today will consider if George Zimmerman is a flight risk or a threat to the community. Most importantly, Zimmerman... more »
  • George Zimmerman's whereabouts secret

    April 23, 2012 8:08 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Florida law enforcement officials won't divulge the destination of George Zimmerman, the community watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed teen. Zimmerman, who says the shooting of Trayvon Martin was in self-defense, was released from jail around midnight. He's on bail as he awaits a second-degree murder... more »
  • Trayvon Martin case hits home in Baton Rouge

    April 12, 2012 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With his lawyer saying he will plead not guilty to second degree murder charges, George Zimmerman made his first court appearance on Thursday for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. In Baton Rouge, mother of three Monick Williams couldn't help but think this could have happend... more »
  • Stand Your Ground laws similar to Louisiana Law Play Video

    April 2, 2012 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Trayvon Martin's death has a lot of people asking questions, often most of all wondering if what happened to him in Florida could happen here in Louisiana. At Southern University's Law Center, Michelle Ghetti's students have started asking those questions. She's compared Florida's "Stand Your... more »

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