ORLANDO SENTINEL: George Zimmerman Defense Team Will Seek ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing

Source: Arelis R. Hernández and Susan Jacobson / Orlando Sentinel

The announcement, which came via the legal defense fund website, is the first time Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Marahas publicly acknowledged his intention to argue the case on the grounds of the controversial Florida law.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford.

Debate surrounding the law has revolved around the case ever since Sanford Police said the evidence they collected at the scene supported Zimmerman’s claims that he shot the teen to protect himself.

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