Judge Debra S. Nelson Sets Date of June 10, 2013 for Start of George Zimmerman Murder Case in Death of Trayvon Martin


The new judge in the George Zimmerman murder trial in the death of Trayvon Martin has been set. Judge Debra S. Nelson set the date of June 10, 2013 for the start date of the trial. Nelson was appointed to the murder case after an appeals court said that Judge Lester had to step down because he could not be impartial.  George Zimmerman is being charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin. The trial is expected to last about three weeks, some have speculated that jury selection may take longer than that.

Presently Zimmerman is free on bail. Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara tweeted, a “self-defense immunity hearing is likely to be requested for April or May.”

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.

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    2 Responses to “Judge Debra S. Nelson Sets Date of June 10, 2013 for Start of George Zimmerman Murder Case in Death of Trayvon Martin”

    1. Carpe on October 19th, 2012 4:01 am

      free and clear! Not one doubt. Justifiable homicide.

      Al Sharptons crowning disgrace — Al, a guy who has ruined more lives over false claims than Joran Van der sloot and Casey Anthony put together.

      The man is a termite and some day he will probably be manning the security gates to hell, with his “posse”

      Curious case, was he… he started hating the KKK and wanting to do good things for his people. The danger with hate is that it is all consuming, and will eventually turn you into what you don’t want to be. Al Sharpton is the 2012 KKK.

      BILLION DOLLAR MEDIA NETWORKS AND EVEN THE FBI couldn’t slap race on this one. It didn’t exist.

      It was just two Americans brawling — and one walked away… the other had a doughnut hole in him. One had the law on his side – the other did not. It unfortunately happens everyday in this country.

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