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Zimmerman Hearing to Determine Trial Schedule, Jury Selection

By// Mariah Craddick

The judge presiding over the impending George Zimmerman trial held a hearing Thursday to discuss scheduling and jury selection, according to the Huffington Post

Zimmerman – charged with second-degree murder for shooting and killing unarmed teen Trayvon Martin – is set to go on trial in June. Earlier in the month, lawyers for Zimmerman attempted to have the trial date pushed back but the judge deemed it unnecessary. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty and claims the act was in self-defense.

In addition to discussing the jury selection process, Zimmerman’s lead attorney Mark O’Mara wanted to set the schedule for the “stand your ground” hearing in which the judge will decide if there’s enough evidence for the case to go to trial or if it will be dismissed.