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Judge Denies Gag Order in George Zimmerman Trial

Oct 29, 2012 | WMFE - A Seminole County judge has denied prosecutors' request for a gag order in the trial of former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The 29-year-old is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

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In Monday’s ruling, Judge Debra Nelson said there is no need for a gag order at this time to ensure George Zimmerman gets a fair trial. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty in the February shooting and is claiming self-defense under the state's "stand your ground" law.

Zimmerman and Martin had a fatal confrontation inside a gated community in Sanford.

Prosecutors asked for the gag order, claiming a website and social media used by Zimmerman's attorney could influence potential jurors in the case.


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