Source: CBS Miami SANFORD – The prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder case requested that some of Trayvon Martin’s personal information stay out of the courtroom. Zimmerman faces second-degree murder charges for the shooting death of Martin, 17, in a Sanford housing community. Zimmerman claims the shooting was in self defense. Martin was unarmed at the [...]
Source: Erin Donaghue / CBS News George Zimmerman told a judge in court Tuesday morning that he will not seek a “stand your ground” immunity hearing before his trial on charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, is accused of shooting Martin in a gated Sanford, [...]
Source: John Bacon and Yamiche Alcindor / USA Today A Florida police officer fired for bringing targets resembling Trayvon Martin to a gun range apologized to the shooting victim’s family “for being used as a pawn in somebody’s political agenda” but said the targets are a valuable training tool. Police Sgt. Ron King denied claims by [...]
Source: Lauren Effron / ABC News The parents of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin clashed with emotional statements today, the one year anniversary of the Zimmerman’s arrest for shooting the unarmed Florida teenager. Zimmerman’s mother Gladys Zimmerman posted a two page letter online saying that her son was innocent and was arrested “solely to placate the masses.” Hours [...]
Source: Vivian Kuo and Josh Levs / CNN The state’s chief witness in the Trayvon Martin murder case lied under oath, prosecutors say. The young woman who says she was on the phone with Martin when he encountered George Zimmerman lied about her whereabouts at another time, the prosecution told a judge Tuesday. The woman, whose name has [...]
Source: Scott Hiaasen / Miami Herald Lawyers for George Zimmerman on Tuesday canceled an expected hearing to try to have his murder charge dismissed under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law — all but ensuring that Zimmerman will go to trial in June for the shooting death of Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, the neighborhood [...]
Roland Martin, Amy Kremer and Carol Costello discuss the 1 year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin.
LISTEN: Roland Martin Talks With Attorney Ben Crump About The 1 Year Anniversary Of Trayvon Martin's Death, Stand Your Ground Laws
Roland Martin talks with attorney Ben Crump on the anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death about the impact his death has had on the issue of “Stand Your Ground” laws, the latest in the George Zimmerman case and more.
Source: Greg Botelho / CNN The final, violent moments in the life of their son, Trayvon Martin, no longer dominate the national news, as they once did. Tens of thousands no longer attend rallies demanding justice for the slain teenager; pundits no longer debate the case on every media platform imaginable. What once had been [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: Jamie Foxx Discusses Trayvon Martin, Gun Violence; Ben Crump On Upcoming Stand Your Ground Hearing (VIDEO)
In Florida last weekend, a peace march was held to remember Trayvon Martin, the high school student shot to death by a man claiming a “stand your ground” defense almost a year ago. Superstar Jamie Foxx went to Miami to support the family and gave this exclusive interview to “Washington Watch.”