George Zimmerman’s Decision Leads to Summer Trial

A Florida judge questioned George Zimmerman today on his decision to waive an immunity hearing under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which means that he is likely heading for a trial this summer in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman spoke in court for the first time in over a year, answering “Yes, your honor” and “No, your honor” to a series of questions from District Court Judge Debra Nelson. Zimmerman’s legal team wrangled briefly with the judge over her request to speak directly to Zimmerman.

Nelson was seeking to confirm a decision by Zimmerman’s lawyer to invoke the Stand Your Ground defense.

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