Zimmerman wants to delay trial for Martin shooting.

Published On: Jan 31 2013 08:22:54 AM EST

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February 26: Trayvon Martin was shot and killed during a violent encounter with security guard George Zimmerman. Zimmerman had visible injuries and claimed he was acting in self-defense when he shot Martin. On April 11, Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder.

ORLANDO, Fla. -

Attorneys for the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with shooting Trayvon Martin to death want more time to prepare his case.
    
Attorneys for George Zimmerman filed a motion Wednesday to delay the case. Spokesman Shawn Vincent says the attorneys want Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial to be moved from June to November. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty.
    
A hearing in which Zimmerman will argue he was acting in self-defense is scheduled for April. The judge has said that hearing will be at least 45 days before the trial.
    
Prosecutors did not immediately respond to an email about the defense request.
    
Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara is also asking the public to donate more money for his defense. O'Mara says Zimmerman's defense fund has raised more than $314,000 since he was charged.
    

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