Well it’s about time, a date was set for the murder trial of George Zimmerman during a hearing in court this morning.
George Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old, in Sanford Feb. 26, a homicide that set off weeks of civil rights rallies across the country.
This morning, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson set Zimmerman’s trial for June 10. Attorneys in the case said they estimate the trial will last three weeks. Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda said he expected jury selection would take longer than the trial itself.
Zimmerman’s wife Shellie Zimmerman, 25, is charged with perjury, and her attorney was also in court for this morning. Prosecutors say she lied at her husband’s first bond hearing when she testified that the couple was broke.
Prosecutors agreed with Shellie Zimmerman’s lawyer to delay the next hearing in her case until Dec. 12.
Neither defendant will appear in court today. Both are living in hiding in Seminole County.