George Zimmerman to Face Manslaughter Charge as Well as Murder

George Zimmerman to Face Manslaughter Charge as Well as Murder

The jury in the George Zimmerman second-degree murder trial will be allowed to consider a lesser charge of manslaughter, the judge ruled Thursday.

The ruling was a victory for the prosecution, which sought to include two additional, lesser charges from the original charge of murder in the second degree.

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Rachel Jeantel: Trayvon Martin Said "Creepy Ass Cracker" Was Following Him

Rachel Jeantel: Trayvon Martin Said "Creepy Ass Cracker" Was Following Him

Testifying in the George Zimmerman trial, prosecution witness and Trayvon Martin friend Rachel Jeantel, 19, says she was on the phone with him before he was shot.

She explained that Martin told her some “creepy ass cracker” was following him as he walked back to his dad's house from a store in Sanford, Fla.

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Trayvon Martin Shouts Disputed in 911 Calls

Trayvon Martin Shouts Disputed in 911 Calls

Audio experts differ on whether shouts for help on 911 calls are those of defendant George Zimmerman or of his shooting victim, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

One New Jersey-based expert said the screams came from Martin, while a Florida-based audio expert said the shouts were a mix of Martin and Zimmerman.

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George Zimmerman's Brother: Sorry For Racist Tweets!

George Zimmerman's Brother: Sorry For Racist Tweets!

Robert Zimmerman Jr., the brother of Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman, says he's sorry for a series of racist Tweets about his brother's case.

"I made a mistake," Robert Zimmerman Jr. said during an appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Live. "It unfortunately may not have helped George."

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George Zimmerman's DNA, Not Trayvon Martin's, Found on Gun

George Zimmerman's DNA, Not Trayvon Martin's, Found on Gun

George Zimmerman's DNA and his alone was found on the gun that killed Trayvon Martin in February, according to DNA test results released by officials Wednesday.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement found Zimmerman’s DNA was on the gun but not Martin's; it is undetermined whether Martin's DNA was on the holster.

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George Zimmerman Bond Hearing: Judge Delays Decision as Trial Preview Unfolds

George Zimmerman Bond Hearing: Judge Delays Decision as Trial Preview Unfolds

A Florida judge delayed his decision today on whether to let George Zimmerman out of jail on bond a second time. Meanwhile, both prosecutors and the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin and laid out elements of their case at the bond hearing.

Judge Kenneth Lester revoked Zimmerman's $150,000 bond earlier this month, believing the defendant and wife Shellie Zimmerman intentionally tried to mislead the court about their financial situation in April so he would be granted bond.

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