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Police find 12-gauge shotgun, rifle, and more than 100 rounds at George Zimmerman’s girlfriend’s home

Authorities found more than 100 rounds of ammunition and several firearms while searching the home of George Zimmerman’s girlfriend, while Zimmerman himself identified himself as homeless to police. CNN reported on Monday that a search of Samantha Scheibe’s residence by police revealed that Zimmerman possessed a rifle, three handguns, 106…

Florida couple sues Spike Lee for tweeting their address as George Zimmerman’s

A Florida couple is suing director Spike Lee after he mistakenly posted their address on Twitter as the home address of George Zimmerman. Lee posted the erroneous information in March 2012 out of frustration at the lack of legal action against Zimmerman, who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin the previous…

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…

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…

Watch live: Day two of Zimmerman’s murder trial

George Zimmerman faces charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 25.…

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…

Mostly white, all-female jury selected for Zimmerman trial

A jury of six women was selected on Thursday to decide if George Zimmerman is guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. According to Fox News, none of the women chosen were African-American. Five of the women were white and one was Hispanic. The Hispanic juror was a churchgoer in her 30s.…

Watch live: Zimmerman’s lawyers appear in court for pre-trial hearing for Trayvon Martin case

Lawyers for George Zimmerman, who maintains he was acting in self-defense in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, appear before a judge for a pre-trial hearing. George Zimmerman will not be present during these proceedings. [Editor's note: Text and headline have been updated to reflect the…

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