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George Zimmerman watches during his hearing at the Seminole County Courthouse on Oct. 19, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Stephen M. Dowell-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman Won’t Seek Immunity Hearing

The former neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting a Florida teenager told a judge Tuesday that he agrees with his defense attorneys’ decision not to seek an immunity hearing under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law.

04/30/2013

File photo of a police cruiser with its lights on. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Police: Teen Won’t Be Charged In Man’s Death With Gardening Shears

Police say a teenager will not be charged in the death of a 57-year-old man whose body was found on a central Fla. roadway.

04/14/2013

File photo of George Zimmerman entering a courtroom. (Photo by Gary W. Green/AFP/Getty Images)

More Documents Released In Trayvon Martin Case

Police officers who responded minutes after the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin could not agree on whether George Zimmerman had a broken nose, but they all said the ex-neighborhood watch volunteer had cuts on his head, according to documents released Thursday.

07/12/2012

File photo of a crime scene.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Cops: Fla. Coin Shop Owner Fatally Shoots Intruder

Authorities are investigating after they say a southwest Florida business owner fatally shot a suspect trying to rob his store.

06/11/2012

George Zimmerman takes the stand during his bond hearing for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., on April 20, 2012. (credit: Gary W. Green/AFP/Getty Images)

Evidence Mixed for Zimmerman’s Case

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When George Zimmerman tries to convince a judge or jury that he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense, the evidence he’ll be able to call on appears to be a mixed bag. […]

CBS Tampa–05/18/2012

Caterina De Quesada and other supporters of Trayvon Martin gather for a rally in front of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's (R-FL) office to ask him to retract his support for Florida's so called 'Stand Your Ground' gun law following the Trayvon Martin killing on April 9, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Michael Zimmerman on February 26th while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. To Look At Self-Defense Laws After Trayvon Martin Killing

Florida’s self-defense laws — including a measure known as the “stand your ground” law — will be examined over the next year by a task force put together by Gov. Rick Scott.

04/19/2012

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