second-degree murder

George Zimmerman has been granted his wish to have another judge preside over this second-degree murder case. A Florida appeals court ruled that Judge Kenneth Lester must step down on grounds that he is bias, claims which were first made by Zimmerman’s lawyer. Although Lester granted Zimmerman bond more than once, he lauded the accused […]

The prosecutor’s office building a case against accused killer George Zimmerman, mistakenly released a bunch of new evidence Thursday (Aug. 9). Among the 76 documents included a blurry black and white photo of Trayvon Martin’s dead body, and Zimmerman’s college transcripts. Special prosecutor Angela Corey’s office sent out a statement to the press, asking them […]

George Zimmerman’s legal team did not want prosecutors to release allegations that he molested his younger relative. The victim, known as “Witness 9,” was interviewed by police two days after Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin. In her account, she not only accused the 28-year-old of being racist, but opened up about alleged abuse, which started when […]

George Zimmerman’s lawyer is making a last-ditch effort to get his client released from custody. In a defense motion released Monday (June 25), Mike O’Mara asked the judge to grant the 28-year-old’s release, on grounds that he’s not a flight risk. Zimerman, who claims to have shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense, has had his credibility […]

George Zimmerman will get  yet another opportunity to be released from jail, pending the start of his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. The accused killer’s lawyer, Mike O’Mara, abandoned his client’s bid for freedom earlier this week, but it appears that he is ready to prove that his client is not a flight risk […]

As more details surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin continue to be made public, prosecutors in the case against accused killer George Zimmerman are asking that certain documents be sealed.

A newly released injury report reveals the wounds that George Zimmerman allegedly sustained on the night that he killed Trayvon Martin. The 28-year-old maintains that the shooting was a result of a physical altercation pinpointing the unarmed teen as the aggressor. According to the report, Zimmerman had a broken nose, two black eyes, and lacerations […]

George Zimmerman’s lawyer has some explaining to do. One week after the 28-year-old posted $150,000 bail comes word that he may have used contributions from his website to help pay the debt. The now defunct site received upwards of $200,000 in donations, a number which the accused killer’s lawyer, Mike O’Mara, says he was not […]

A new judge has been assigned to George Zimmerman’s murder trial, stemming from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. will take over for Judge Jessica Recksiedler who stepped down from the second-degree murder case, due to conflict of interest. The accused killer’s attorney, Mike O’Mara, requested that Recksiedler be taken […]

George Zimmerman’s attorney has requested that the judge in his case be removed. Mike O’Mara, the latest legal counsel hired by the accused killer, formally asked Monday (April 16) that Judge Jessica Recksiedler be taken off the case in which Zimmerman will be tried for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

Bill O’Reilly is no stranger to controversy, and his latest target appears to be the Trayvon Martin case. O’Reilly interviewed Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton on his show Thursday (April 12), and after offering his condolences, the political pundit launched into an attack on Rev. Al Sharpton. According to O’Reilly, Sharpton should apologize for injecting emotion […]

George Zimmerman made his first appearance in a Florida courtroom Thursday (April 12), where he was informed that he will face second-degree murder charges, for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Looking somber yet coherent, the 28-year-old wore a gray prison jumpsuit, and stood next to his attorney Mark O’Mara, only speaking twice, to answer Judge […]