Fla. Judge Denies Gag Order in Trayvon Martin Case

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  • ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is denying prosecutors' request for a gag order in the trial of a neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

    Circuit Judge Debra Nelson said in an order Monday that there was no need for a gag order at this time to ensure a fair trial for George Zimmerman.

    The 29-year-old Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting last February.

    Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty and claims the shooting was self-defense under the state's "stand your ground" law. Zimmerman and Martin got into an altercation inside a gated community in Sanford, Fla.

    Prosecutors had asked for the gag order, claiming a website and social media used by Zimmerman's attorney could influence potential jurors in the racially charged case.
     

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    2 thoughts on “Fla. Judge Denies Gag Order in Trayvon Martin Case

    1. why do white America keep this mess going on wasting tax payers money? fry this MoFo and lets keep it moving they know he killed trevon why have a case

    2. If the man was black, he would be dead by now especially with him being a apartment complex meeting leader….this shit is really pissing me off….charge his ass with murdering that boy and let this go…

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