Trayvon Martin Case: Fla. hearing to set schedule for George Zimmerman trial
Zimmerman is set to go on trial in June on charges of second-degree murder. He has pleaded not guilty, claiming he acted in self-defense when he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The hearing Thursday in Sanford, Fla., was requested by Zimmerman's attorneys.
Lead defense attorney Mark O'Mara says in a motion he wants to discuss the process for what he expects will an "extended" jury selection.
O'Mara also wants to nail down the scheduling of Zimmerman's "stand your ground" hearing in which the judge will decide if there is enough evidence to go to trial or if the case should be dismissed. That hearing must be held by the end of April.
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