George Zimmerman waives 'stand your ground' hearing in Trayvon Martin case

    10:12 AM, Apr 30, 2013   |    comments
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    SANFORD, FL (CNN) -- George Zimmerman will not have a "stand your ground" hearing before his trial. He waived that right in court Tuesday during a hearing.

    Circuit Judge Debra Nelson demanded Zimmerman answer himself after his lawyer, Mark O'Mara, repeatedly intervened. He only waived the right to a pre-trial "stand your ground" hearing meaning the defense could still argue for immunity at trial.

    Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. He claims he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense last year after the teen attacked him.

    Zimmerman's trial is set to begin June 10.

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