George Zimmerman attorneys file motion to delay trial

Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin's death

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Attorneys for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman charged with shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, have filed a motion on Thursday to delay Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial.

Judge Debra S. Nelson will decide if the trial will be pushed back as Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara requested, or remain set to begin June 10, with a hearing on May 28.

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The motion comes the same day the defense filed more evidence in the case, showing pictures, videos and text messages from Martin's cellphone.

The state also released its 16th supplemental discovery earlier this month, which the findings from one of the state's audio experts, who say Martin is heard in the background of a 911 call saying "stop" -- not "help," as previously believed. The other expert said some of the screams were from Martin, and others were made by Zimmerman and the call was difficult to distinguish the difference.


Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in Martin's February 2012 death in the Retreat at Twin Lakes subdivision in Sanford. He has claimed self-defense.

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