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Chief witness in Trayvon Martin case lied under oath

The state's chief witness in the Trayvon Martin murder case lied under oath, prosecutors say. The young woman who says she was on the phone with Martin when he encountered George Zimmerman lied about her whereabouts at another time, the prosecution told a judge Tuesday. The woman, whose name has not been released, had told prosecutors that she was in the hospital on the day of Martin's funeral. The defense then sought her medical records.


George Zimmerman to Skip 'Stand Your Ground Hearing' That Could End Case

George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman's attorneys stunned court observers today by deciding to skip a "Stand Your Ground" hearing slated for April that might have led to a dismissal of the charges in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.


Trayvon Martin murder suspect wants GPS monitor removed

George Zimmerman

Accused murderer George Zimmerman will ask a Florida judge on Tuesday to let him remove his GPS monitoring device and travel freely within the state pending his June 2013 trial in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.


Jonathan Capehart: George Zimmerman's bloody nose

Lawyers for George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin, released a photo today of their client's bloody nose taken moments after he shot the unarmed teenager. As the Orlando Sentinel reports, this photo isn't new. A grainy photocopied version was in a batch of evidence released by the prosecution months ago. Yet to see Zimmerman's clearly battered and bloodied nose in vivid color is bracing.


George Zimmerman is now selling his autograph to raise defense funds

George Zimmerman Autograph

"Thank You Cards ... personally signed by George," are now going to be sent to those who donate money to the man facing second-degree murder charges for the Feb. 26 shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.


Florida judge denies gag order in Trayvon Martin case

A Florida judge is denying prosecutors' request for a gag order in the trial of a neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.


Trayvon Martin's postings, records spark court debate

A judge ruled Friday that
Trayvon Martin's school and social media
records should be provided to attorneys
defending the man accused of killing the teen,
who they argue was the aggressor in the
conflict and has a history of violence.


DNA tests show Zimmerman's DNA is the only on his Handgun...

George Zimmerman

Forensic tests show that George Zimmerman’s was the only DNA that could be identified on the grip of the gun used to fatally shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The results made public Wednesday rule out Martin’s DNA from being on the gun’s grip. Zimmerman’s DNA also was identified on the gun’s holster. The tests were inconclusive as to whether Martin’s DNA was on the gun’s holster.


Trayvon Martin case judge to step down

George Zimmerman

A Florida appeals court has granted defendant George Zimmerman's request for a new judge in his murder trial, Zimmerman's lawyer said Wednesday.

Senh: Jeez, another one.


Zimmerman Will Seek 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing

George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman will seek to have second-degree murder charges dismissed under Florida's "stand your ground" law in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his attorney said Thursday.


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