Crime

Judge Refuses To Delay Zimmerman's Trial

Shot and killed Trayvon Martin

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The judge in the George Zimmerman murder trial denied a last minute attempt by his defense attorneys today to delay the start of one of the most controversial cases in recent years.

It took Judge Debra Nelson seconds to deny Mark O'Mara's motion to continue the trial on the grounds that his team was not ready.

Gathered behind O'Mara in the Florida court was a team of nearly 10 lawyers and assistants. Also sitting behind the defense was Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of the man accused of shooting the unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year.