Attorneys for George Zimmerman made a shocking announcement today when they told a judge they’re going to skip the Stand Your Ground hearing, something that could have granted Zimmerman immunity in the Trayvon Martin case.
Zimmerman, who’s accused of shooting the 17-year-old in self-defense, is charged with second degree murder.
Originally scheduled for April 22, the Stand Your Ground hearing could have dismissed the charges against the former neighborhood watchman letting him walk out a free man.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, said time was the biggest factor in making the decision today.
"We don't have time ... to spend two weeks or so" on an immunity hearing, O'Mara said in a press conference. "Our focus is to get him to a jury and get acquitted," he added.
O’Mara was careful to leave his options open however. He still has the opportunity to file the Stand Your Ground motion when the second-degree murder trial begins on June 10.
Will he walk away a free man? Or will he be tried before a jury of his peers?
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