Key Players: Judge Debra S. Nelson

Published On: Mar 26 2013 01:50:30 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 23 2013 07:36:54 PM EDT

Involvement in case: Judge in the trial of George Zimmerman

Background: Nelson is a 13-year judicial veteran in Seminole County with a reputation for sentencing long terms. She was appointed to the bench in 1999 by former governor Jeb Bush. Nelson is the third judge in Zimmerman's case.