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  • Lawmakers vote down repeal of 'stand your ground'

    Lawmakers vote down repeal of 'stand your ground'
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers late Thursday voted down a bill to repeal the "stand your ground" law linked to the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. The 11-2 vote in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee likely kills any repeal...
  • House chairman says no 'Stand Your Ground' changes advancing on his watch

    House chairman says no 'Stand Your Ground' changes advancing on his watch
    TALLAHASSEE -- The House lawmaker overseeing criminal justice made it clear on the eve of a hearing into Florida's 'stand your ground' law that he doesn't support any changes. House Democrats held a press conference Wednesday to complain they weren't...
  • City where Trayvon Martin was killed changes neighborhood watch rules

    City where Trayvon Martin was killed changes neighborhood watch rules
    In a move that could ignite a legal battle, the Florida city where Trayvon Martin was killed will discourage neighborhood watch volunteers from carrying firearms, part of an effort to overhaul its police department and improve the city's tarnished...
  • George Zimmerman trial: Trayvon's father takes the stand

    George Zimmerman trial: Trayvon's father takes the stand
    SANFORD - Two days after his son Trayvon had been shot, Tracy Martin wanted answers about why the killer, George Zimmerman, had not been arrested. So Tracy Martin went to the Sanford Police Department and met with investigators. Lead detective Chris...
  • Trayvon Martin supporters gather in downtown Orlando, across nation

    Trayvon Martin supporters gather in downtown Orlando, across nation
    They are frightened, frustrated and fuming. They gathered under a blazing sun in Central Florida and across the country Saturday with common fears, worried their child will be the next Trayvon Martin. A week after a Sanford jury found George Zimmerman...
  • George Zimmerman trial: Lead investigator's testimony continues

    George Zimmerman trial: Lead investigator's testimony continues
    SANFORD — In a phone call with a police dispatcher minutes before he shot Trayvon Martin, murder defendant George Zimmerman said off-handedly, "[Expletive] punks." On Tuesday, that phrase became one of the most important of the trial so far....
  • Report: Trayvon Martin medical examiner preparing $100M lawsuit

    Report: Trayvon Martin medical examiner preparing $100M lawsuit
    The attorney for the medical examiner in the Trayvon Martin shooting death is preparing a $100 million lawsuit, WFTV.com is reporting. Dr. Shiping Bao's attorney, Willie Gary, told Channel 9 that the examiner, state attorney's office, and Sanford Police...
  • George Zimmerman trial: Photos of Trayvon's body, police and neighbor testimony on Day 12

    George Zimmerman trial: Photos of Trayvon's body, police and neighbor testimony on Day 12
    SANFORD — When police Sgt. Anthony Raimondo arrived at the scene, Trayvon Martin was facedown in the grass, a bullet in his chest, his hands beneath him. Prosecutors in the George Zimmerman second-degree-murder trial showed jurors a photo of...
  • DOJ: Don't return gun to George Zimmerman while we're investigating

    DOJ: Don't return gun to George Zimmerman while we're investigating
    Following a request from the FBI, the Sanford Police Department reported Thursday that it has halted its plan to return George Zimmerman's gun and other pieces of evidence used at his murder trial. The move is a clear sign that the U.S. Department of...
  • George Zimmerman: Defense stages a comeback

    George Zimmerman: Defense stages a comeback
    George Zimmerman's defense team was earning positive reviews Tuesday after being clobbered with brickbats Monday for a sprawling opening statement. Legal analysts generally admired defense attorney Mark O'Mara's questioning of Selena Bahadoor, the...
  • Law enforcement agencies prep for George Zimmerman trial verdict

    Law enforcement agencies prep for George Zimmerman trial verdict
    As George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial draws to close, law enforcement agencies are preparing to quell any potential violence that the verdict in the high-profile case could spark. Locally and statewide, law enforcement agencies are ready to...
  • Key player in George Zimmerman murder trial: Social media

    Key player in George Zimmerman murder trial: Social media
    One of the key players in the George Zimmerman murder trial wasn't a witness or crime-scene photo, but something anyone interested in the case had equal access to: social media. Before, during and after the trial, social media sites such as Twitter,...