December 12, 2013
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- The attorney for the Florida man accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin says he won't need the two weeks a judge has set aside for an immunity hearing under the state's controversial self defense law.
Mark O'Mara told Judge Debra Nelson during a hearing Tuesday that she could free up the final two weeks in April which had been set aside for George Zimmerman's immunity hearing.
O'Mara previously stated that heáhopes to roll the "stand your ground" hearing into Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial, scheduled for June. He says that remains his desire. The judge has said she's open to that.
Zimmerman says he shot the 17-year-old in self defense after they got into a fight in February 2012. He has pleaded not guilty.