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Zimmerman Back In Court

Zimmerman Back In Court

SANFORD, FLA. (970 WFLA)- George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch leader charged with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, says he agrees with his lawyer's decision not to ask for an immunity hearing under the state's ``Stand Your Ground'' self-defense law.

Zimmerman told Seminole County Judge Debra Nelson that he won't ask for the hearing ahead of his second-degree murder trial in June.

Judge Nelson had set aside two weeks at the end of April in case Zimmerman wanted the hearing. Prosecutor Bernie De La Rionda had asked that Zimmerman make clear his intentions on whether he wanted the hearing.

Zimmerman defense attorney Mark O'Mara told the judge there was nothing in the law that required the immunity hearing to take place before Zimmerman's trial.  O'Mara says he could request a hearing after prosecutors present their case.




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