George Zimmerman was denied a delay in his trial in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman's attorneys made a motion requesting that the trial be moved from mid-June to November, but CBS News reported on Feb. 5 that the judge denied the request.
The attorneys for George Zimmerman claim that the prosecution has been slow in giving them evidence they need in preparation for the trial. The state attorney says that is not the case. Huffington Post shares that Zimmerman's denial for a delay was met with comments from the judge that the issues the attorney claims are a hindrance should not be insurmountable. Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, has been on the case since April 2012, and the judge feels that the four months ahead before the scheduled trial in June should be sufficient to allow him proper preparation.
O'Mara claims that he needs six months to prepare and raise money for the trial. The prosecutor opposes further delays and has accused O'Mara of pandering to the media over preparing for the trial. George Zimmerman has been living mostly in hiding since the shooting, and Zimmerman was denied a trial delay on the day that would have been Trayvon Martin's 18th birthday.
Many watching this case around the country are anxious to see what happens in this trial, and are glad to see that Zimmerman was denied a delay on the trial. Should this trial proceed in mid-June, people will most certainly be following along closely to see the results.