Will George Zimmerman's trial be delayed?

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  • A hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in the George Zimmerman trial
  • George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin
  • Zimmerman says he did it in self-defense
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George Zimmerman is expected to be in court Tuesday for a hearing on several motions, including a request to delay his trial.

Zimmerman’s defense filed a motion Wednesday asking the court to push back the trial for several reasons, including what it calls the prosecution’s “formalistic approach” to providing discovery.

The prosecution has stated its opposition the request for the delay.

READ MORE: Zimmerman's defense wants to delay trial

The hearing will also cover the defense’s request for ABC News’ entire recording between Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend, known as Witness 8, and Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump.

Zimmerman’s defense was given a recording of the interview, but it claims it is only a portion of the interview. According to Zimmerman’s defense attorney Mark O’Mara. the recording has obvious indicators that it was edited, such as stops and starts.

READ MORE: Zimmerman attorneys: We want unedited ABC tape

The other two motions for the hearing deal with discovery requests.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. ET.

 

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