George Zimmerman Formally Waives Pretrial Immunity Hearing

Zimmerman with Attorney Mark O'Mara

Zimmerman with Attorney Mark O’Mara

We’ve already covered reports that this was the plan by the defense team, and why Crimcourts does not disagree with this strategic decision. Today’s hearing formalized that course of action with the court. George Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara suggested that they still plan to argue immunity at trial, which is not prohibited by the Stand Your Ground law, but that they are eager to have the jury rule on the facts. That sounds nice, but I think the decision more reflects the legal challenges of winning the motion and is really a strategic choice. It appears the case is still on track for a June 10 trial date.

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