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Judge refuses to delay trial in Trayvon Martin killing
Judge refuses to delay trial in Trayvon Martin killing

SANFORD, Fla. — The George Zimmerman second-degree murder case, in which he is accused of shooting an unarmed Trayvon Martin, will proceed to trial after his judge Tuesday denied the defense team's latest request for a delay. The ruling was among several important decisions by Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson during a two-hour hearing at the Seminole County Courthouse. Zimmerman was not in court for the hearing. The judge ruled for the state on several key issues: The defense may not bring up Trayvon''s past marijuana use at trial, or his school suspensions or alleged participation in fights, without clearing several legal hurdles and another ruling granting permission....

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