Today, June 7th, another pre-trial hearing will be held in the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case. Yesterday’s hearing didn’t resolve all of the pre-trial motions, so attorneys for the prosecution and defense will continue to present support/defense for their motions. It is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Eastern this morning. We’ll bring you updates as they become available.
Here’s what to expect:
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the George Zimmerman case will return to a Sanford courtroom to continue a hearing Friday, three days before his trial is scheduled to begin.
They’re due to appear before Circuit Judge Debra Nelson at 9 a.m.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012. He has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense. His trial is set to begin Monday.
On Thursday, Nelson denied a defense request to let some witnesses testify confidentially at the trial.
The judge also heard testimony after defense attorneys asked her to sanction prosecutors for alleged delays in turning over evidence from Martin’s phone. But she decided to suspend the hearing on that matter until after the trial, saying she was concerned that if it continued, the trial wouldn’t start on time.
Thursday’s court proceedings ended with a hearing about whether a voice recognition expert will be allowed to testify at the trial. That matter will be taken up again Friday morning. Nelson hasn’t ruled yet whether she’ll accept the voice expert’s testimony.
George Zimmerman has sued NBCUniversal, the parent company of this site, for defamation. The company has strongly denied his allegations.
Source: NBC Miami
You can view the hearing below.
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