Date: 3/5/2013

The defense announces plans to waive their right to a "Stand Your Ground" hearing, giving them the opportunity to roll the hearing in with the trial and secure more time to prepare. Judge Debra Nelson denies the request to interview a young woman, known as "Witness 8," who is allegedly the last person to speak to Martin. The young woman claims to have missed Martin's funeral because of a hospital visit; there are no medical records to confirm this.