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Florida prosecutors mistakenly release confidential Zimmerman case documentsupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 18:18:00

A grainy black and white photo of Trayvon Martin's body and school records for George Zimmerman were among court documents that prosecutors in the controversial case said they mistakenly released Thursday.

Judge in Zimmerman case says he won't step asideupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 10:21:00

The Florida judge presiding over the murder case against a former neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed teenager refused a defense request to step aside Wednesday.

Zimmerman's wife pleads not guilty on perjury chargeupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 19:34:00

The wife of George Zimmerman will not be at her scheduled arraignment Tuesday after pleading not guilty to perjury for allegedly lying about the family's finances as her husband faced murder charges, a court official said.

Zimmerman gives first TV interviewupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 08:53:00

George Zimmerman, the man charged in Trayvon Martin's death, sat down with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Zimmerman: I'm sorry for killing Trayvonupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 22:52:00

In his first televised interview George Zimmerman talks about the death of Trayvon Martin. CNN's Wolf Blitzer has more.

Woman accuses Zimmerman of abuseupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 12:16:00

A woman is accusing George Zimmerman, the man charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, of sexually abusing her.

Zimmerman asks for another new judgeupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 21:40:00

Saying the judge had made disparaging remarks about their client's character, George Zimmerman's legal team asked Friday for Kenneth R. Lester Jr. to step down from the case.

Witnesses tell FBI that George Zimmerman is no racistupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 07:44:00

George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, had a "little hero complex" but was not a racist, a Sanford, Florida, homicide investigator told federal agents, according to reports released Thursday.

Zimmerman released from jail againupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 18:22:00

George Zimmerman has once again been released from jail after posting bond for a second time.

Zimmerman released after posting bailupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 18:22:00

George Zimmerman was released from jail on Friday, one day after a Florida judge set bail at $1 million.

Bond hearing 'helpful' for Zimmermanupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 21:37:00

In Session's Ryan Smith spoke to George Zimmerman's Defense Attorney, Mark O'Mara, about the impact of the bond hearing.

Attorney: Zimmerman, family will struggle to secure bondupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 21:37:00

A Florida judge on Thursday set a $1 million bond with new restrictions on George Zimmerman, saying he believes the suspect may have been planning to flee the country to avoid prosecution in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Statements question Zimmerman's storyupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 06:15:00

A police report released by prosecutors calls Zimmerman's version of the events into question.

Zimmerman to seek second bondupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 06:15:00

George Zimmerman and his attorney will be back before a Florida judge Friday to argue Zimmerman should be allowed bond a second time despite misrepresenting his finances.

Investigator: Zimmerman missed opportunities to defuse situationupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 16:54:00

George Zimmerman failed to identify himself twice during a confrontation with Trayvon Martin and missed opportunities to defuse the situation that led to the death of the teen, a detective says in a newly released report.

Toobin: Martin shooting 'appalling' caseupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 16:51:00

CNN senior legal analyst Jeff Toobin talks about the handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting.

George Zimmerman: Trayvon Martin threatened my lifeupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 16:56:00

Just hours after fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman told police investigators the shooting followed a life-and-death struggle in which the teen told him, "You're going to die tonight."

See Zimmerman reenact night of shootingupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 16:56:00

George Zimmerman reenacts the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, taking police through the neighborhood.

Jail phone transcripts show Zimmerman, wife discussing financesupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 17:37:00

Despite telling the court they were indigent, George Zimmerman and his wife discussed -- in code, according to prosecutors -- money raised online to help in his defense on second-degree murder charges, transcripts of jailhouse phone calls released Monday show.

Zimmerman jail calls releasedupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 17:37:00

CNN's George Howell reveals new audio of George Zimmerman and his wife Shellie discussing money while he was in jail.

More evidence to be released in Trayvon Martin case, judge rulesupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 17:52:00

A judge has ordered the release of additional evidence in the Trayvon Martin case, including an autopsy report, photographs of the crime scene and details of what George Zimmerman said to police the night he shot the Florida teen.

Zimmerman's wife arrestedupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 05:32:00

George Zimmerman's wife, Sherrie, has been arrested for perjury. She was arrested and released on bond.

Zimmerman's bail hearing set for June 29updated: Thu Jun 07 2012 10:14:00

A bail hearing for George Zimmerman will take place June 29, a court statement said Thursday.

Attorney: Zimmerman's bail request delayedupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 12:04:00

Although George Zimmerman's lawyers plan to file a motion asking for a new bail hearing for the murder suspect, the filing has been delayed, defense attorneys said Tuesday.

Zimmerman is booked into jail againupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 12:04:00

CNN's Martin Savidge reports, the man charged with the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin is back in jail.

Zimmerman to request new bond hearingupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 08:35:00

George Zimmerman's lawyers have vowed to file a motion asking a Florida judge for a new bond hearing for their client Monday, a day after the murder suspect returned to jail on a judge's order.

Zimmerman surrenders, is booked into jailupdated: Sun Jun 03 2012 14:26:00

George Zimmerman was booked into jail Sunday after surrendering to authorities before an afternoon deadline, the Seminole County sheriff said.

Judge revokes George Zimmerman's bond.updated: Sun Jun 03 2012 14:26:00

The man who killed Trayvon Martin is heading back to jail for lying about the amount of money at his disposal.

Judge revokes Zimmerman's bondupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 17:24:00

A Florida judge revoked bond Friday for George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman's police connection questionedupdated: Thu May 31 2012 20:56:00

New audio and video show that George Zimmerman's relationship with Sanford police evolved leading up the shooting.

Tape showed Zimmerman's anger over black man's beatingupdated: Thu May 24 2012 20:49:00

George Zimmerman gave a scathing review of the Sanford Police Department and accused its chief of engaging in a cover-up during a public meeting in January 2011.

Attorneys in Zimmerman case want evidence sealedupdated: Thu May 24 2012 20:47:00

Florida prosecutors and George Zimmerman's defense attorney want certain evidence -- including e-mails, cell phone records and statements -- sealed until his trial in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Autopsy: Drug THC found in Trayvon Martin's system updated: Thu May 17 2012 20:39:00

Trayvon Martin had traces of drugs in his system when he was fatally shot earlier this year by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, according to autopsy results released Thursday.

New evidence released in Zimmerman caseupdated: Thu May 17 2012 20:39:00

New photos and autopsy results raise new questions in the case of George Zimmerman.

Report details Zimmerman's injuriesupdated: Wed May 16 2012 10:09:00

A family doctor documents black eyes and head lacerations on George Zimmerman the day after Trayvon Martin's shooting.

Sources: Medical report says Zimmerman had broken nose, other injuries after fightupdated: Wed May 16 2012 10:09:00

A medical report by George Zimmerman's family doctor shows the neighborhood watch volunteer was diagnosed with a fractured nose, two black eyes and two lacerations on the back of the head after his fatal confrontation with Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman prosecutors release evidence listupdated: Tue May 15 2012 16:43:00

Prosecutors released a summary of evidence Tuesday in the case against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who is accused of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Judge rejects gag order in Zimmerman caseupdated: Wed May 02 2012 15:55:00

The judge in the murder case of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has denied a prosecution's motion for a gag order, but noted the court could reconsider if attorneys in the case write or say anything considered prejudicial.

Judge delays decision on Zimmerman contributionsupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 20:26:00

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of wrongly killing Trayvon Martin, will not immediately have to turn over donations made to his website, a Florida judge said Friday.

Why Zimmerman apologized in courtupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 15:19:00

George Zimmerman's lawyer says it was his client's idea to apologize to Trayvon's parents; the motivation was not bond.

Florida city commission rejects police chief's resignation in Trayvon Martin caseupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 08:26:00

City commissioners in Sanford, Florida, voted Monday to reject the proposed resignation of their embattled police chief, who has been under fire for the handling of the probe into Trayvon Martin's death in February.

Timeline of events in Trayvon Martin caseupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 17:24:00

Here's a look at the timeline of events in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, and the ensuing uproar.

George Zimmerman: I am sorryupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 17:24:00

George Zimmerman says he is "sorry for the loss of your son" to Trayvon Martin's parents at his bond hearing.

Zimmerman apologizes as judge sets $150,000 bondupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 12:55:00

George Zimmerman apologized Friday to the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed African-American teen that he shot in a confrontation that riveted a nation and sparked intense discussions about race, racial profiling and gun laws.

Lawyer: Zimmerman may remain in jail until middle of next weekupdated: Sat Apr 21 2012 19:12:00

The neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin could remain behind bars until the middle of next week due to concerns about collecting enough funds for his $150,000 bond, his lawyer said Saturday.

Will evidence come up at Friday's bond hearing for Zimmerman?updated: Fri Apr 20 2012 08:41:00

George Zimmerman went into hiding amid a national uproar over the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. That seclusion ended last week when the Sanford, Florida, neighborhood watch volunteer turned himself in after being charged with second-degree murder.

New judge in Zimmerman case no 'soft touch,' lawyer saysupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 22:10:00

The judge who will take over the case of a Florida man accused of shooting an unarmed teenager has high ratings from defense lawyers but isn't known as a "soft touch," one Florida attorney said Wednesday.

Zimmerman bond hearing set for Fridayupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 21:17:00

A bond hearing is scheduled for Friday in the case of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, the court said Wednesday.

Judge asked to step aside in Martin caseupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 09:49:00

Anderson Cooper interviews Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, who has asked the judge to step aside in the Martin trial.

Zimmerman's lawyer confident judge will leave caseupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 09:49:00

The attorney for George Zimmerman says he is confident his motion to have a Florida judge removed from his client's case will be granted.

Zimmerman's lawyer asks to have judge removed from caseupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 21:45:00

George Zimmerman's defense team formally requested Monday that the Florida judge assigned to their client's case be removed after she revealed her husband works with a CNN legal analyst.

George Zimmerman appears in courtupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 21:29:00

George Zimmerman appears before a judge in Florida, seeking bond.

Lawyer: Zimmerman 'incredibly stressed'updated: Fri Apr 13 2012 13:45:00

Mark O'Mara, George Zimmerman's attorney, talks to HLN's Dr. Drew about his client's state of mind and more.

And justice for all?: Debating the Zimmerman arrest and race in Americaupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 13:45:00

Protesters and activists demanding justice for slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin are no closer to closure, even with the news that second-degree murder charges were filed against shooter George Zimmerman. The charges were the latest development in a heated national debate over race and justice in America.

Attorney: Zimmerman tired, frightenedupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 05:37:00

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about how George Zimmerman is doing since being arrested.

Affidavit says Zimmerman 'profiled' Martinupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 05:36:00

An affidavit of probable cause in Florida's case against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of an unarmed 17-year-old says that the neighborhood watch volunteer "profiled" the victim, Trayvon Martin, and disregarded a police dispatcher's request that he await the arrival of police.

Experts argue appropriateness of murder charge in Martin caseupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 17:21:00

The second-degree murder charge George Zimmerman faces in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin surprised some observers, but it's typical in "heat of passion" slayings, a Florida defense lawyer said Thursday.

What's happens now that Zimmerman is charged in Trayvon Martin death?updated: Thu Apr 12 2012 16:36:00

The special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin shooting case has announced she has filed a charge of second-degree murder against George Zimmerman.

Who is George Zimmerman's new lawyer?updated: Thu Apr 12 2012 15:30:00

Analyst Mark Nejame knows George Zimmerman's new attorney Mark O'Mara He describes him as "excellent and very smart."

Zimmerman attorney no stranger to high-profile cases, TV camerasupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 15:30:00

The attorney representing George Zimmerman, who is charged with killing an unarmed, black teen, is no stranger to high-profile cases and TV cameras.

George Zimmerman charged, hearing expected Thursdayupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 22:17:00

Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a special prosecutor announced Wednesday.

Zimmerman's former attorneys: Who are they?updated: Wed Apr 11 2012 13:12:00

Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig have viewed courtrooms from both the prosecution and the defense table.

Attorneys say Zimmerman 'went dark'updated: Wed Apr 11 2012 13:12:00

George Zimmerman's attorneys say he 'went dark' and stopped listening to them, prompting them to leave the case.

Were Zimmerman's attorneys ethical?updated: Wed Apr 11 2012 11:39:00

In Session's Christi Paul and Jean Casarez discuss whether Zimmerman's attorneys broke any ethics rules Tuesday.

Let a jury decide on Trayvon Martin caseupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 11:39:00

Northeast Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has made it clear that she alone will decide whether George Zimmerman will be charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Prosecutor's quandary: Zimmerman may be indicted, then acquittedupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 11:37:00

On the basis of the evidence currently in the public record, one likely outcome of the case against George Zimmerman is a mixed one: There may be sufficient evidence for a reasonable prosecutor to indict him for manslaughter, but there may also be doubt sufficient for a reasonable jury to acquit him.

Legal team drops Zimmerman in Florida shooting caseupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 22:02:00

Attorneys for neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who authorities say fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Florida, said Tuesday they have lost contact with their client and no longer represent him.

Should George Zimmerman be prosecuted?updated: Tue Apr 10 2012 07:49:00

George Zimmerman should only be prosecuted if, after an exhaustive investigation and an honest assessment of Florida's "stand your ground" law, special prosecutor Angela Corey concludes that there is a strong possibility of proving his guilt at trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman speaks, raises funds on new websiteupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 02:54:00

The man at the center of a firestorm over his shooting of an unarmed Florida teenager has launched a website, warning supporters about groups that falsely claim to be raising funds for his defense and soliciting donations for himself.

Witness, Zimmerman attorneys address key questions in Trayvon shootingupdated: Sat Apr 07 2012 10:24:00

As outrage over the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin continues to grip the nation, key questions remain unanswered over what happened the night of February 26 as conflicting accounts are given by witnesses and attorneys for both sides.

Enhanced audio refutes Zimmerman slurupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 18:07:00

A new "enhanced" version of George Zimmerman's 911 call reveals he might have said something other than a racial slur.

Lawyers: Zimmerman whispered 'punks' before shooting Trayvon Martinupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 05:27:00

George Zimmerman told his lawyers that he whispered "punks," not a racial slur, in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin, his attorneys told CNN on Thursday.

Zimmerman supporters say he was protecting neighborhoodupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 20:23:00

A neighbor and friend of George Zimmerman's said Tuesday on CNN that their neighborhood had suffered eight burglaries, all committed by young black men, in the 15 months prior to Trayvon Martin's shooting.

Media, race and polarizationupdated: Sun Apr 01 2012 14:02:00

"Reliable Sources" examines the racial and ideological polarization surrounding Trayvon Martin's case.

Who does 'Stand Your Ground' protect?updated: Fri Mar 30 2012 20:29:00

Author and NRA member Dave Kopel says Florida law does not protect George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin shooting.

Rush to judgment in Trayvon Martin caseupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 20:29:00

At first glance, the death of Trayvon Martin seemed to be a straightforward example of ugly, racial conflict resulting in the killing of an innocent black teenager by a white man, George Zimmerman. But now, as evidence continues to come forward, the facts seem much more complicated and the "obvious truth" premature.

Zimmerman: Trayvon 'snuck up' on Georgeupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 08:06:00

George Zimmerman's brother tells Piers Morgan his brother had no choice but to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin.

History shows U.S. inquiry could help defuse Trayvon Martin caseupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 08:06:00

The February 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager, by George Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, has in less than a month gone from a local story to a huge national story.

Witness details Trayvon Martin's killingupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 23:09:00

Someone has stepped up, reporting to have witnessed last month's shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old whose death has sparked nationwide controversy. The witness detailed to CNN the Florida incident from what initially sounded like an argument to its fatal conclusion.

Zimmerman's father says Trayvon Martin threatened to kill his sonupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 16:23:00

The father of George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting and killing and unarmed black teen, says the teen threatened to kill Zimmerman and beat him so badly that it forced Zimmerman to shoot Trayvon Martin.

George Zimmerman's father speaks outupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 10:23:00

CNN's Martin Savidge reports on George Zimmerman's father talking about what happened the night Trayvon Martin was shot.

Trayvon Martin killing raises loaded racial termsupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 10:23:00

Over the years, Americans have become familiar with terms such as "white" and "Hispanic" and even -- on government forms -- the more specific "non-Hispanic white." Now, courtesy of the mainstream media, there is a new phrase to add to our national lexicon: "white Hispanic."

Spike Lee apologizes for retweeting wrong Zimmerman addressupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 22:01:00

Director Spike Lee issued an apology Wednesday night to a Florida couple who had to leave their home after he retweeted a message that erroneously listed their address as belonging to George Zimmerman.

Mom: They've killed Trayvon's reputationupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 20:26:00

Trayvon Martin's parents say the police are trying to kill their son's reputation by bringing up claims he was suspended.

Lawyer: Zimmerman not a racistupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 23:11:00

Hours after President Barack Obama said the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teen in Florida requires national "soul searching," a lawyer for the man at the center of an investigation said the shooting had nothing to do with race.

Kin rally to 'arrest Zimmerman now'updated: Fri Mar 23 2012 15:14:00

Trayvon Martin's parents and the Rev. Al Sharpton speak out after the Sanford police chief steps down.

Why black people don't trust the policeupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 11:30:00

I don't trust cops and I don't know many black people who do.

Zimmerman neighbors reflect on shootingupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 10:05:00

Brian Todd reports from the hometown of George Zimmerman; neighbors say he was nice and they're shocked over shooting.

Outrage, protests grow over shooting of unarmed Florida teen updated: Wed Mar 21 2012 21:44:00

Outrage over the killing of an unarmed Florida teenager grew nationwide Wednesday as at least 1,000 supporters of Trayvon Martin took to the streets of New York and a petition demanding the shooter's arrest amassed nearly 1 million signatures.

How 'duty to retreat' became 'stand your ground' updated: Wed Mar 21 2012 19:30:00

The tragic killing of Trayvon Martin and the initial decision by the police not to arrest George Zimmerman for that killing have focused public attention on Florida's "stand your ground" law.

Brown: 'Stand Your Ground' needs reviewupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 19:30:00

Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) says Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law needs review in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Justice Department, FBI to probe Florida teen's deathupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 21:23:00

Federal prosecutors and the FBI have opened an investigation into the killing of an unarmed teen by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida.

911 tapes capture FL teen's last momentsupdated: Sat Mar 17 2012 10:32:00

The shot that killed Trayvon Martin can be heard on 911 tapes released by Sanford Police. CNN's David Mattingly reports.

911 calls detail neighbors' terror during shooting of Florida teen updated: Sat Mar 17 2012 10:32:00

Terrified neighbors implored dispatchers to send police as a voice in the background screamed for help in 911 recordings released after the shooting of an unarmed Florida teen.

Family of slain boy outraged shooter remains freeupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 10:48:00

The family of a 17-year-old unarmed Florida boy gunned down last month is outraged that the shooter remains free.

Fatal shooting of Florida teen turned over to state attorneyupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 14:13:00

A case involving the fatal shooting of an unarmed Florida teen, which has sparked outrage and calls for justice, is in the hands of the state attorney's office.

Florida teen's shooting by watchman questionedupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 12:57:00

Answers remain in short supply as to why an unarmed teenager was shot and killed two weeks ago.

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