Fan-987-Logosm 35h_cbssportsrad_tampa cw44_tb

Circuit Judge Debra Nelson

George Zimmerman arrives with co-counsel Don West on the first day of his trial in Seminole circuit court on June 10, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank - Pool/Getty Images)

Protesters Staying Away On First Day Of Zimmerman Trial

In the first order of business in the trial of a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen, a judge Monday denied a defense request to delay the trial’s start.

06/10/2013

George Zimmerman, defendant in the killing of Trayvon Martin, sits in Seminole circuit court for a pre-trial hearing. (Photo by Joe Burbank - Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Prohibits Mentioning Past Troubles In Trayvon Martin Case

Attorneys won’t be able to mention Trayvon Martin’s drug use, suspension from school and past fighting during opening statements in the trial for the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot the teen, a judge ruled Tuesday.

05/28/2013

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 899 other followers