George Zimmerman Trial Update: Attorney for media groups reportedly says they won't photograph jury

George Zimmerman (center) and his attorney Mark O'Mara arrive in court on April 30, 2013
AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Pool, Joe Burbank

(CBS) -- A pre-trial hearing ahead of the George Zimmerman murder trial has been canceled after a lawyer for media groups said the outlets would not photograph the jury, PICTURES: George Zimmerman faces murder charge

Circuit Judge Debra Nelson set the hearing for Friday to weigh whether or not the media groups would be able to photograph jurors outside of court. On Tuesday, the lawyer, Scott Ponce, reportedly indicated the media groups would push to photograph jurors, which Nelson said she would disallow.

However, on Thursday, Ponce reportedly filed paperwork saying that the media groups he represented would abide by a ban. His clients include the New York Times, CBS News, NBC Universal, and the Miami Herald.

Zimmerman is charged with killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin during a confrontation in Sanford, Fla. last year. His murder trial begins June 10.

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  • Erin Donaghue

    Erin Donaghue covers crime for's Crimesider.


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