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George Zimmerman Trial Date Set

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A trial date has been scheduled for George Zimmerman, the man charged with second-degree murder for the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in late February. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson announced this morning that Zimmerman's murder trial will take place on June 10, 2013, reports The Grio.

Zimmerman's attorneys are estimating the trial will last three weeks, and according to a defense tweet, a "self-defense immunity hearing [is] likely to be requested for April or May." This immunity is also known as the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. 

Despite the scheduled date, Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara, said he's unsure if the defense team will be fully prepared by June 10. “I don’t know today when we’ll be ready for trial,” he said.

Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, are currently in hiding in Seminole County, according to reports. She is also being charged with perjury, after allegedly lying about her husband's finances. 

A trial date for Shellie has yet to be announced, but Zimmerman is scheduled to have a status hearing on December 10.

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