State to release more evidence in George Zimmerman caseState to release more evidence in George Zimmerman case
by Rachel Delinski, Herald Editor
September 13 2012 at 1133 | 4609 views | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda (left) talks with defense attorney Mark O'Mara during a hearing in the George Zimmerman case.
Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda (left) talks with defense attorney Mark O'Mara during a hearing in the George Zimmerman case.
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The State Attorney’s Office announced Thursday they will release another round of evidence in the case against George Zimmerman.

The release is expected to come Wednesday morning.

Zimmerman is currently charged with second-degree murder after shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February. Zimmerman has maintained he shot Martin in self-defense.

Currently Zimmerman is out of jail on a $1 million bond. Per the terms of his release, he must remain in Seminole County and can only leave to make pre-approved visits to his attorney’s office in Orlando.

Attorney Mark O’Mara said Zimmerman’s defense team is now preparing for a self-defense hearing, which could be months away.

Unlike a trial, the burden would be on the defense during the hearing to prove Zimmerman shot Martin in self-defense. Also, the decision to dismiss Zimmerman’s charges would lie in the hands of the judge, rather than a jury.

Seminole County Judge Debra Nelson is presiding over the case.