George Zimmerman Trial Set for June 10 In Trayvon Martin Killing


A trial has been set for next June 10 in the case of George Zimmerman, 29, charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old, in Florida Feb. 26, a homicide that set off weeks of civil rights rallies across the nation, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Attorneys estimated the trial will last three weeks. Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda said he expected jury selection would take longer than the trial itself.

Zimmerman's wife, Shellie Zimmerman, 25, is charged with perjury. Neither defendant was in court today. Both are living in hiding. Judge Debra Nelson will hear arguments Friday on whether to allow the defense to subpoena Martin’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.

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