Judge Denies George Zimmerman's Request to Delay Trial, Announces Trial Date
On what would've been Trayvon Martin's 18th birthday, Judge Debra Nelson denies the request of Zimmerman's defense to have the trial delayed. Claiming that prosecutors have been slow to turn over evidence, Zimmerman's defense attempts to have the trial's start date pushed back from June until November.
Attorney Mark O'Mara takes to Zimmerman's defense fund website to request donations, estimating that up to $1 million could be needed because the state of Florida has "virtually unlimited resources" to prosecute his client.
Nelson dismisses the request, announcing that the trial will begin on June 10.