Attorneys for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed teen-age Trayvon Martin in February 2012, asked the judge Wednesday to delay the trial.
They said they need more time to prepare Mr. Zimmerman's case and have asked that planned second-degree murder trial be moved from June to November, according to an Associated Press report. Attorneys also put forth a public appeal for more money for Mr. Zimmerman's legal defense.
"The state has virtually unlimited resources to prosecute George," Mr. Zimmerman's lead attorney, Mark O'Mara, said in an AP report.
Mr. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty and maintained he shot Mr. Martin in self-defense, in accordance with Florida's Stand Your Ground gun laws.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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