The trial date was set by judge Debra Nelson in a Florida court, but the court noted that there are still several unresolved matters to complete. As such the start of the trial may be pushed back further.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Martin in February – an incident that led to protests across the US and put state gun laws and race relations in America under a spotlight.
Martin was killed as he walked back to the home of his father’s girlfriend in Sanford, Florida, after a trip to a convenience store. After trailing the youth, whom Zimmerman claimed was acting suspiciously, the pair engaged in a fight during which Martin was fatally shot.
Zimmerman claimed self-defence, citing Florida’s controversial stand-your-ground law. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder.
Supporters of the Martin family have claimed that the shooting had a racial element, and that Zimmerman may have targeted Martin for attention because he was black.
A recorded conversation between the shooter and a 911 operator shortly before the incident may have contained a racial slur, some have claimed, although this has been dismissed by Zimmerman and his lawyers.
Nonetheless, the allegations stoked tensions in the immediate aftermath of the shooting on 26 February, prompting demonstration and claims of police mishandling in the case.
Next year’s trial is expected to last three weeks.
Guys, he thinks we materialize magically in the world, no families, no bonds to the human race. He is scared of us because we are so magical.
El DIF de Sonora entregó 30 ‘sillas de ruedas’ como parte del programa CreSer con bienestar y para que se note el “compromiso” de las instituciones públicas con la población.
He aquí las infames sillas:
Así es. Resulta insultante ver estas cosas, es una pinche burla. Pero bueno, ustedes disculparan. La cosa es que el Gobierno Federal ya dio el enganche pa’l nuevo avión y pues se les acabó el dinero.
Insisto, son cosas que te hacen decir QUÉ POCA MADRE.
For those of you who don’t understand Spanish: in Sonora, a state in the North of México, the government decided it was a good idea to give away 30 wheelchairs. Yes, those plastic chairs with wheels are supposed to be an aid to disabled people. To even make this situation worse, federal government just bought a new private plane for the president, which costs US$750 million.
Qué poca madre is an expression Mexican people tend to say in this cases.
Ricardo Flores Magón
We are free, truly free, when we don’t need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to take a piece of bread to our mouths.