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Trayvon Martin Case: Judge denies George Zimmerman's request to delay trial

George Zimmerman's attorney asked a judge to give Zimmerman another chance at posting bond to get out of jail, after Zimmerman earlier misled the court about his financial situation. Bigad Shaban reports. CBS

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(CBS/AP) SANFORD, Fla. - A judge in the case of George Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer accused of fatally shooting Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, has denied a defense request to delay the trial.

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Zimmerman's attorneys presented a motion Tuesday asking Judge Debra Nelson to push the trial from mid-June back to November. They say the prosecutor has been slow in turning over needed evidence. The state attorney denied the accusation. 

Judge Debra Nelson noted Zimmerman's lead attorney had been in the case nearly a year and says the problems he's having getting evidence are not insurmountable.

Zimmerman is claiming he acted in self-defense in shooting Martin last year and has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

Complete coverage of the Trayvon Martin case on CBS News

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