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George Zimmerman murder trial set for June 10
Chicago Tribune ^ | October 17, 2012 | Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel

Posted on 10/17/2012 9:28:20 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

SANFORD – George Zimmerman's murder trial in the death of Trayvon Martin was set for June 10 during a hearing in court this morning.

Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon, an unarmed 17-year-old, in Sanford Feb. 26, a homicide that set off civil-rights rallies across the country.

This morning, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson set Zimmerman’s trial for June 10. Attorneys in the case said they estimate the trial will last three weeks. Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda said he expected jury selection would take longer than the trial itself.

The hearing, known as a docket sounding, lasted about six minutes. Though the judge set a date, Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara was noncommittal about when he’d be fully prepared.

“I don’t know today when we’ll be ready for trial,” he said.

After the hearing, Zimmerman's defense tweeted he will likely seek a hearing under the controversial self-defense law commonly known as “stand your ground” in the months leading up to trial.

The "self-defense immunity hearing [is] likely to be requested for April or May," the tweet said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin; zimmerman
There’s another hearing in his case Friday. Among the things the judge will then hear is an argument about whether to allow O’Mara to subpoena Trayvon’s school records and whether the public should know about future defense subpoenas and what evidence they produce.

She’ll also hear argument about whether prosecutors are entitled to George Zimmerman’s medical records.

1 posted on 10/17/2012 9:28:26 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

nothing like a speedy trial...


2 posted on 10/17/2012 9:31:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Uncle Chip

“Murder trial”...No, more like a “self defense trial”. If it is proper and fitting for a man to defend himself rather than get killed.


3 posted on 10/17/2012 9:32:16 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Uncle Chip

Is he in prison now?


4 posted on 10/17/2012 9:32:56 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Still in hiding in Seminole County —


5 posted on 10/17/2012 9:36:16 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The “self-defense immunity hearing [is] likely to be requested for April or May,” the tweet said.


6 posted on 10/17/2012 9:37:36 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
the controversial self-defense law commonly known as “stand your ground”

Which is THE ONLY REASON this show trial is still going on: to repeal the SYG law, then the Castle Doctrine, then ultimately the 2nd Amendment.

Incrementalism, you understand...

7 posted on 10/17/2012 9:41:32 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: silverleaf

Just in time for summer riots.


8 posted on 10/17/2012 9:42:23 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Uncle Chip; Gay State Conservative
Still in hiding in Seminole County —

And still unable to show his face in order to earn an income, which must be taking a major toll on him financially.

9 posted on 10/17/2012 9:44:31 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: Uncle Chip

Not guilty = riots.

Guilty = pillaging.

Either way, you lose.

Another case of the race card trumping justice and common sense.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 9:46:28 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Uncle Chip

What happened to the right to speedy trial?


11 posted on 10/17/2012 9:53:50 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: PapaBear3625

All the more reason to contribute a few bucks.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 9:58:26 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Uncle Chip
The trial will never take place.

Once the election is over, the prosecutor will quietly drop the charges.

13 posted on 10/17/2012 9:59:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Old Sarge

What is the address of Zimmerman’s real legal defense fund?


14 posted on 10/17/2012 10:11:32 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Uncle Chip

Maybe the hearing would be according to the “stand your ground” law; I don’t know how that works exactly. I’d just like to point out for the umpteenth time that Zimmmerman will not use a stand your ground defense. That is a red herring. You have no ability to retreat, let alone a duty to retreat, if you shoot from the ground.

The MSM STILL so wants to badmouth this “controversial” law that they have to name it third, after “murder” and “unarmed,” in their little stories.


15 posted on 10/17/2012 10:13:43 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Uncle Chip

Any specific year?


16 posted on 10/17/2012 10:14:21 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: tbw2
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17 posted on 10/17/2012 10:18:13 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Uncle Chip
After the hearing, Zimmerman's defense tweeted he will likely seek a hearing under the controversial self-defense law commonly known as “stand your ground” in the months leading up to trial.

The "self-defense immunity hearing [is] likely to be requested for April or May," the tweet said.

Hold on a second. Is a 'self-defense immunity hearing' the same as a 'stand your ground hearing'?

18 posted on 10/17/2012 10:20:43 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: absolootezer0
What happened to the right to speedy trial?

It went away when Angela Corey decided to play hide and seek with the evidence including manufacturing her own.

It's been 6 months and the Defense still doesn't have all the evidence from the Prosecution.

19 posted on 10/17/2012 10:42:42 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Oztrich Boy

That depends on how many years it takes for the Prosecution to cough up all the alleged evidence?


20 posted on 10/17/2012 10:45:30 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

This dead cat will never get to the final argument or verdict stage.

It’s so dead, an acquittal, dismissal or mistrial is already a certainty.

We’re just saving face and posturing now. At taxpayer expense.


21 posted on 10/17/2012 10:47:11 AM PDT by lurk
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To: silverleaf

He waived his right to a speedy trial.


22 posted on 10/17/2012 10:48:23 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Actually they need this scam of a trial to continue so that Crump et al will have more time to shake down the Retreat’s Home Owners Association and their insurance company.


23 posted on 10/17/2012 10:49:45 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: absolootezer0; Uncle Chip

No one to blame but Zimmarman for that. He waived his right to a speedy trial back in may.


24 posted on 10/17/2012 10:49:59 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Melas

He did waive his right and smartly so. How can you have a speedy trial when the Prosecution drags its feet and takes 6 months to turn over its evidence to the Defense — and it is still hiding evidence.


25 posted on 10/17/2012 10:59:54 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Melas

He did waive his right and smartly so. How can you have a speedy trial when the Prosecution drags its feet and takes 6 months to turn over its evidence to the Defense — and it is still hiding evidence.


26 posted on 10/17/2012 11:00:06 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Appreciate the work you do to monitor this important subject.

Keep up the good work.


27 posted on 10/17/2012 1:38:58 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

Thank You —


28 posted on 10/17/2012 1:40:57 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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