Hearing held for man accused of trying to kill George Zimmerman
Docket sounding heard in Matthew Apperson's case
SANFORD, Fla. – A docket sounding was held Wednesday in the case of the man accused of trying to kill George Zimmerman.
Matthew Apperson, who was charged with attempted second-degree murder after investigators said he shot at Zimmerman during a confrontation on Lake Mary Boulevard earlier this year, was not in court.
He was represented by his attorney, who requested a continuance for more time to complete depositions.
The judge scheduled the next hearing for February 24.
Apperson has said that he fired the shot in self-defense after Zimmerman first pointed a gun at him.
Apperson was recently found guilty of urinating on his neighbor's porch. He had been free on bond, but a judge ordered him jailed because of the disorderly conduct charge.
Zimmerman was acquitted two years ago in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old. That case sparked protests and a national debate about race relations.
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