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  • Mark O'Mara, attorney for George Zimmerman, gets into his car after speaking with his client at the Seminole County Jail in Sanford, Fla. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer who shot unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. O'Mara said it would take a few days before Zimmerman is released. His family needs time to secure collateral for the bail, Zimmerman needs to be fitted with an electronic monitoring device and O'Mara said he must find a secure location for him. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Zimmerman urged to keep low profile after release

    George Zimmerman is getting out of jail. Now his defense team has to worry about keeping the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of gunning down Trayvon Martin safe on the outside.


  • Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler holds a status hearing April 13, 2012, in Sanford, Fla., in the second-degree murder case against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. (Associated Press/Orlando Sentinel)

    Judge quits Trayvon Martin case, cites conflict

    The Florida judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin shooting case removed herself Wednesday after the attorney for defendant George Zimmerman argued she had a possible conflict of interest that related to her husband.


  • Florida Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler stepped down from hearing the Trayvon Martin shooting case after George Zimmerman's attorney raised possible conflicts of interest involving her husband. (Orlando Sentinel via Associated Press)

    Shooting case gets new judge

    The Florida judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin shooting case removed herself Wednesday after the attorney for defendant George Zimmerman argued she had possible conflicts of interest that related to her husband.


  • George Zimmerman (center) stands with his attorney Mark O'Mara (right) and a Seminole County Deputy during a court hearing April 12, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (Associated Press/Orlando Sentinel)

    Attorney: Zimmerman bail hearing to be held next week

    Trayvon Martin's supporters fought for weeks to win an arrest after the 17-year-old was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Now George Zimmerman's attorney has begun what could be a lengthy legal battle to free his client from the second-degree murder charge filed in the case.


  • George Zimmerman (center) stands with his attorney Mark O'Mara (right) and a Seminole County Deputy during a court hearing April 12, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (Associated Press/Orlando Sentinel)

    Zimmerman makes court appearance in Fla. shooting

    Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.


  • George Zimmerman stands with a Seminole County deputy during a court hearing Thursday in Sanford, Fla. He is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He acknowledged only his presence. (Associated Press)

    Zimmerman appears in Fla. court

    Suspect George Zimmerman made his first appearance in a Florida courtroom Thursday, the day after he was charged with second-degree murder in the racially charged shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.


  • ** FILE ** Mark O'Mara, attorney for George Zimmerman, addresses reporters outside his offices in Orlando, Fla., April 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Prosecutors face hurdles in Trayvon Martin case

    After an extraordinary public campaign to make an arrest in the shooting of an unarmed black teen, a Florida prosecutor came back with a murder charge in the case that has galvanized the nation for weeks.


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