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Zimmerman Charged with Murder in Florida Shooting of Black Teen

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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The man charged in the shooting death of an African-American teenager is expected to make his first appearance in a Florida courtroom Thursday, in a case that has ignited a national debate about racial tensions in the United States. The attorney representing George Zimmerman says his client will plead not guilty to second-degree murder at […]

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Zimmerman Charged with Murder in Florida Shooting of Black Teen

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The attorney representing Florida shooting suspect George Zimmerman says his client will plead not guilty to charges of second-degree murder. Zimmerman is expected to appear before a judge Thursday for a bond hearing. Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey Wednesday charged Zimmerman, a white, Hispanic man, in the shooting death of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin. She […]

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Zimmerman Charged with Murder in Florida Shooting of Black Teen

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A Florida special prosecutor has charged a white Hispanic suspect with second degree murder in the shooting death of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin. Special prosecutor Angela Corey announced Wednesday that George Zimmerman turned himself in to police. He will appear before a judge to hear the charges later this week. Corey gave no details on […]

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Source: Charges to Be Filed in Florida Shooting

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Law enforcement sources in the U.S. state of Florida say charges will be filed in the shooting of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin, who was killed by a white Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer in February. U.S. media outlets reported Wednesday that criminal charges will be brought in the case. Pressure has been growing for police to […]

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US Attorney General Promises ‘Thorough’ Review of Trayvon Martin Case

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will take action in the case of an African-American teenager killed in Florida, if it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime was committed. Holder spoke Wednesday at the annual convention of the National Action Network, a civil rights organization founded by African-American civil […]

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Lawyers for Florida Shooting Suspect Drop Out of Case

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The lawyers for a white Hispanic man who shot an African-American teenager to death allegedly in self-defense have pulled out of the Florida case, saying they have lost contact with their client. Attorneys Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner said Tuesday they have not heard from George Zimmerman since Sunday despite repeated efforts to reach him. […]

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Lawyers for Florida Shooting Suspect Drop Out of Case

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The lawyers for a white, Hispanic Florida man who shot an African-American teenager to death allegedly in self-defense have pulled out of the case, saying they have lost contact with their client. Attorneys Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner said Tuesday they have not heard from George Zimmerman since Sunday despite repeated efforts to reach him. […]

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Florida Shooting Renews Public Attention to ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Florida has brought renewed public attention to the “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows a person to use deadly force in self-defense, instead of retreating from a confrontation. Florida is among 21 U.S. states that have such a law. The Florida measure, passed in 2005, allows the […]

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Obama: Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin A ‘Tragedy’

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says the shooting death in Florida of an unarmed teenager is a tragedy, while calls for the arrest of the shooter, who claims self defense, intensify. At the White House Friday, President Obama said he had to speak carefully, as a federal investigation is under way in the shooting of 17-year-old […]

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Rally in Florida Over Shooting Death of Teenager

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin spoke out Thursday at a rally in Sanford, Florida, calling for the arrest of the neighborhood watchman who shot their son to death last month. Noting that the Sanford police chief temporarily stepped down earlier in the day, the victim’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, said that move was “temporary […]

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