In a court appearance that lasted all of three minutes, George Zimmerman had his arraignment and bail hearing scheduled for May 29, and will stay in custody until then.
Zimmerman and his attorneys appeared in court to waive his right to seek an immunity hearing under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law — and keep the rest of their strategy close to the vest. His fate in the killing of Trayvon Martin will now be put in the hands of a jury beginning June 10, when one of the most emotional trials in recent American history will begin.
After telling the Today show that she believed Trayvon Martin's death was an accident, his mother, Sybrina Fulton has now retracted that comment and says it was no such thing.
Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey announced that the state would be charging George Zimmerman with second degree murder, while Al Sharpton, on behalf of Trayvon Martin's parents said at his own press conference, "This is not a night for celebration, this is a night that should never have happened in the first place."
Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner stood side-by-side as they explained to a small crowd of reporters that they couldn't find former client, George Zimmerman, which is why they'd no longer be representing him.
George Zimmerman's lawyers have confirmed that the hastily constructed website at therealgeorgezimmmerman.com does in fact belong to the real George Zimmerman.
The special prosecutor pursuing a case against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin will move ahead on the case without involving a Grand Jury, State Attorney Angela Corey announced on Monday.
National Review columnist John Derbyshire doesn't write the most racist stuff on the Internet -- not even close! But Derbyshire does effectively demonstrate, year after year, exactly how racist you can be and still get published by people who consider themselves intellectuals.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is well known for loving guns and threatening vigilante violence, so it's pretty easy to guess what he'd think of Florida's Stand Your Ground law that has come under criticism after the Trayvon Martin shooting.
George Zimmerman is not an infant. But that glaring fact did not stop his newly-hired defense lawyer from using "Shaken Baby Syndrome" defense on CBS' This Morning.
The American Legislative Exchange Council is a low-profile interest group with high-profile corporate members that aims to write and pass business-friendly laws, but it's tough to argue what one of its successes, Florida's Stand Your Ground self-defense law, has to do with business, and that's why the group was dropped by Coca-Cola Monday.
The headline on New York Times media critic David Carr's column on media coverage of Trayvon Martin is only five words, "A Shooting, and Instant Polarization," but it really contains two arguments, neither of which bear up to facts.
For the past week, we've talked about Geraldo Rivera more than we ever thought possible thanks to the Fox Newser's blame-the-victim assertion that Trayvon Martin's hoodie killed the unarmed teenager followed by his dumber non-apology apology, but he finally figured out how to apologize.
The Orlando Sentinel reported this weekend that two different forensic experts studying 911 calls from the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting have come to the same conclusion about a key claim of George Zimmerman's.
1,000 marched in Sanford, Florida, today, demanding an arrest of George Zimmerman in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Elsewhere, anger spilled over on the CNN airwaves, director Spike Lee made amends for a Twitter gaffe, and the vice president offered his own thoughts on the case.
When Trayvon Martin became national news earlier this month, many Americans were shocked that anyone could think such a sweet-looking kid was a menace. But some media outlets want readers to see him differently.
Sanford, Florida, is having a hard time dealing with the intense national media scrutiny over the Trayvon Martin case, but it's learning: It only took a day to walk back its threat to arrest reporters for asking off-duty city employees questions.
An eyewitness to Trayvon Martin's killing appeared on Anderson Cooper's AC360 on CNN last night and said that George Zimmerman appeared to walk away from the scuffle uninjured but, "very worried," casting more doubt on Zimmerman's self-defense claim.
The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by Pasadena police last weekend shares uncomfortable similarities with the Trayvon Martin case, but there are complications that blur the line over who to blame.
Conservatives have had a hard time understanding the outrage over Trayvon Martin's death, and Thursday's head-scratcher comes from the National Review's Victor Davis Hanson, who is confused why white people can't use the N-word.
Police in Florida have finally released a surveillance video taken the night of Trayvon Martin's death that shows George Zimmerman arriving at the police station, seemingly unharmed.
There's a conservative counter-outrage to the Trayvon Martin outrage whipping around the blogosphere that suggests that racism no longer exists in America. But after visiting a flea market in North Carolina last week, I disagree.
Race can be a very uncomfortable thing to talk about. It is so uncomfortable for some conservative writers to talk about that they feel moved to call for everyone to stop talking by declaring racism dead.
The latest leak from the Sanford Police Department shows not how scary and threatening Trayvon Martin allegedly was to George Zimmerman (that was yesterday), but rather that prosecutors may have blocked an investigator in his attempt to charge Zimmerman with manslaughter.
Lawrence O'Donnell gave a hard-hitting interview to a piece of furniture on Monday night after Craig Sonner, the lawyer representing Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, fled it and the MSNBC studio earlier in the evening before O'Donnell could actually talk to him.
The cover of Tuesday's New York Post is dedicated to the Trayvon Martin story, but there's a twist: It's not about Martin (or his alleged shooter, George Zimmerman) at all, but about the tragedy being "hijacked by 'race hustlers.'"
Back from a week-long vacation, The Daily Show host tried to avoid the low-hanging fruit among the stories he missed -- Dick Cheney's heart transplant -- and weigh in on the meatier subject of the Trayvon Martin shooting.
The Orlando Sentinel reports Monday that witnesses lent support to the version of events George Zimmerman gave police after he shot and killed the unarmed Trayvon Martin, but we're left wondering just who these police witnesses are, what they said, and where they've gone.
If you ask George Zimmerman's defenders, you'll find that the man who shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin allegedly in self defense, cannot be a racist, apparently uses "goon" as a term of affection, and he feels really bad about this whole thing.
A 32-year-old mother of five from San Diego has been taken off life support after being beaten unconscious in her own home by an intruder. The killer left behind a note: "Go back to your own country. You're a terrorist."
Newt Gingrich says President Obama's comment, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," is "disgraceful ... nonsense dividing this country up." If anyone would know what those kinds of comments sound like, it's Gingrich.
Responding to a question about Trayvon Martin and the role of "stand your ground" laws, President Barack Obama compared the young shooting victim to one of his own children.
Florida is not alone. Twenty-three other states now allow people to stand their ground. Most of these laws were passed after Florida's. (A few states never had a duty to retreat to begin with.)
The family of Trayvon Martin joined thousands of demonstrators, who teamed up with Occupy Wall Street, to march across New York City last night to protest the shooting death of the Florida teenager.
The federal government's Civil Rights Division and the FBI will launch their own investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager whose killer has still not been arrested after claiming self-defense.
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