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George Zimmerman Asks Judge for Trial Delay

Jan 31, 2013

Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel

George Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara says he can't possibly be ready for trial in June, and today filed court paperwork asking for a delay.

Prosecutors say Zimmerman profiled, pursued and killed 17-year-old Trayon Martin on Feb. 26 in Sanford. Zimmerman says he fired in self-defense.

Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson will likely hear argument on the delay request on Tuesday, when attorneys for both sides will be in court to argue over a variety of issues.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder.

Source: (c)2013 The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.). Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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