Zimmerman denied request to delay trial again
Yesterday marked the 18th birthday of slain teen Trayvon Martin and as the community of Sanford, Florida plans a week long celebration. Zimmerman and his defense team were in court Tuesday February 5, requesting that Zimmerman’s June 10th, second degree murder trial be delayed due to inadequate time to piece together evidence. A request the judge denied but would grant two other requests allowing Zimmerman’s lawyer O’Mara to obtain information from a witnesses’ social media accounts, a witness who has said she heard a verbal exchange between Trayvon and Zimmerman. Also, Judge Debra Nelson granted O’Mara’s request to obtain records from the 7-Eleven store that Trayvon Martin had just left minutes before he was murdered. Though, when O’Mara requested that the Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump be deposed that request was denied.
For the week of February 3, Sanford, Florida and the Martin family are coming together to celebrate what would of been Trayvon Martin’s 18th birthday. Beginning with an anti-gun violence rally in Goldboro followed by the “I Am Trayvon, Day of Remeberance” walk on Febuaray 9 in Miami. Then on Sunday “The Trayvon Martin Foundation will host a fundraising dinner as Reverend Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are expected to be in attendance.
-Kelly J Newson