ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A lawyer for a Florida man charged in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin is asking a judge to bar voice-recognition experts from testifying at his murder trial on grounds their techniques are not scientifically valid. Full story
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman told a court in Florida on Tuesday he would wait until his June trial to argue that he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin last year. Full story
George Zimmerman, the defendant in the murder of Trayvon Martin, waived his right to seek immunity under Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law before his June trial. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.
Ken Padowitz and Martin family lawyer Benjamin Crump join Rev. Sharpton to discuss the latest updates in the Zimmerman hearing, and what his decision to waive a Stand Your Ground hearing could mean for his case.
Today’s hearing could set the stage for the type of defense George Zimmerman may use in his June trial for killing Trayvon Martin. Prosecutors are expected to argue whether he plans to use Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.
Port Canaveral Police Sergeant Ron King was reportedly fired after bringing target posts to a shooting range depicting the silhouette of a hooded figure in a sweatshirt carrying a bag of skittles and a can of iced tea. Benjamin Cupp, who represents Trayvon Martin’s parents, discusses the incident.
The Grio’s Joy Reid and Lehigh University’s Dr. James Peterson examine how the shooting of Trayvon Martin, one year ago today, not only jumpstarted the national conversation on racial profiling – but also on the nation’s gun laws.
Melissa Harris-Perry marks the one year anniversary of the moment that sparked international outrage: when George Zimmerman shot Travyon Martin.
As we consider policies to ban certain types of guns, the Melissa Harris-Perry panel examines the lessons the country learned from banning alcohol.
George Zimmerman, defendant in the killing of Trayvon Martin, stands in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Florida, with his attorney Mark O'Mara , for a pre-trial hearing April 30, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Burbank/Pool
SANFORD, FL - APRIL 30: George Zimmerman, defendant in the killing of Trayvon Martin, sits in Seminole circuit court for a pre-trial hearing April 30, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Lawyers on both sides of the Trayvon Martin murder trial are jockeying for position as the trail is expected to start June
George Zimmerman, defendant in the killing of Trayvon Martin, stands in Seminole circuit court during a pre-trial hearing in Sanford, Florida April 30, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Burbank/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
George Zimmerman, defendant in the killing of Trayvon Martin, is sworn in for testimony in Seminole circuit court during a pre-trial hearing in Sanford, Florida April 30, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Burbank/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)