Zimmerman acquittal request rejected

Last updated 09:25 06/07/2013

Relevant offers

Americas

Ivanka Trump: The neighbour from hell Danielle McLaughlin: Opioid addiction America's indiscriminate killer My sweetheart the murderer: Kiwi falls in love with American prisoner serving life without parole Donald Trump's healthcare failure exposes GOP disarray on Obamacare pledge How bad can a tweet be for business? Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes should know US judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request US firefighter revives dog after 20 minutes of mouth-to-snout resuscitation US President Donald Trump calls surprised reporter to spin healthcare defeat US President Donald Trump suffers humiliating defeat as he pulls healthcare vote US man pleads guilty to opening fire in pizzeria at centre of bogus Clinton sex claims

 

A Florida judge on Friday rejected a request to acquit former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Defense attorneys for Zimmerman had asked Seminole County Judge Debra Nelson to throw out the case, arguing it was based solely on circumstantial evidence and failed to disprove Zimmerman’s claim that he shot and killed Martin in self- defense.

"The court finds that the state has provided sufficient evidence, both direct and circumstantial, to allow the charge to go to the jury," Nelson said.

"The motion for a judgment of acquittal is denied," she said. 


Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content