Zimmerman "Stand Your Ground" Trial Set for April

Defense will look to get case thrown out


SANFORD – After more than two hours of argument, the judge in the second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman said she will not rule today on the state's request for a gag order.

Circuit Judge Debra Nelson said she hopes to rule by Monday. The hearing began just after 1:30 p.m., and the gag order was the primary issue at hand.

However, near the end of the hearing, the judge and lawyers agreed to put another high profile issue on their calendars: Zimmerman's "stand your ground" hearing, where he will ask to have the case thrown out, was set for 45 days before the June 10 trial.