Prosecutor against delaying Trayvon Martin case
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The prosecutor in the shooting death case 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.”
The former neighborhood watch volunteer 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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