Prosecutor against delaying Trayvon Martin case

Published On: Feb 01 2013 05:59:07 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 01 2013 06:07:04 PM EST
George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

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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. -

The prosecutor in the case of the former neighborhood watch leader charged in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin is asking the judge to deny a defense request to delay the trial.

In a written response to the motion to postpone the trial until November, state attorney Bernie de la Rionda said that George Zimmerman's attorneys weren't following the judge's suggestions for obtaining wanted discovery documents faster.

On Wednesday, Zimmerman's attorneys asked for more time to prepare, saying prosecutors had been slow to turn over evidence. De la Rionda responded saying the defense "wants the state to do its job."

Zimmerman is claiming he acted in self-defense in shooting Martin last year and is pleading not guilty to a second-degree murder charge.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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