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Zimmerman’s lawyers demand an acquittal

SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) – Lawyers for George Zimmerman asked a judge on Friday to consider acquitting the former neighborhood watch volunteer of second-degree murder charges in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, arguing the state failed to meet its burden of proof. The motion came as prosecutors prepared…

Watch live: Trayvon Martin’s mother testifies at Zimmerman trial

On Friday, the mother of deceased teen Trayvon Martin will testify in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain accused of killing him. Watch live, broadcast on July 5 via NBC News.…

Witness describes Travon Martin’s fatal struggle with Zimmerman

By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) – A witness in the murder trial of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman testified on Friday that he saw Trayvon Martin on top of Zimmerman during a struggle that led to the unarmed black teenager’s shooting death in a central Florida gated community last year.…

Watch live: George Zimmerman on trial for second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman faces charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 26.…

Jury in George Zimmerman trial shown graphic photos of Trayvon Martin’s body

Graphic photographs of Trayvon Martin’s body lying face-up on the grass of a Florida housing estate were shown to a jury Tuesday afternoon as testimony continued in neighbourhood watch leader George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial. The pictures, including close-ups of Martin’s face, his prostrate body and the single gunshot wound…

Prosecutors want Zimmerman’s dozens of 911 calls entered into evidence

Prosecutors in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, Jr. are attempting to admit to evidence recordings of the dozens of 911 calls that Zimmerman made in the years leading up to the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012. According to the Associated Press, Zimmerman made more than 50 calls…

Mystery girl to testify in Trayvon Martin murder case

By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) – Prosecutors in the Florida murder trial of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman will reveal a star witness for the first time on Tuesday, the girl Trayvon Martin was talking with in the last minutes of his life. The teenage girl, known as Witness #8…

Watch live: Murder trial begins in earnest in Trayvon Martin case

By Tom Brown and Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) – The murder trial of George Zimmerman, whose fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin triggered nationwide protests last year, begins in earnest on Monday in a Florida courtroom. Opening statements from lawyers outlining the basic facts in the case,…

Judge blocks audio expert testimony in Trayvon Martin case

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – The judge in the George Zimmerman trial has ruled that two voice identification experts who suggested that unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin screamed for help before he was shot and killed by Zimmerman will not be allowed to testify at the trial. The…

Zimmerman jury selection enters its second week

By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) – As jury selection in the murder trial of Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman resumes on Monday for a second week, security at the courthouse is tight, despite dwindling public interest in the painstakingly slow search for a panel of unbiased jurors. Attention may…

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