June 6, 2013 - Defense expert: It's not possible to 'match' a voice.
Defense voice expert Dr. Hirotaka Nakasone says computer-aided methods of matching audio to a speaker is "at least" a few years away, calling it "disturbing" that other scientists claim they can positively ID the screaming voice on the 911 call.
June 1, 2013 - Public lottery set for court seats.
24 seats will be available to the general public on Friday, June 7, from 2–4 p.m. at the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Office, 101 Bush Blvd., Sanford.
May 29, 2013 - Zimmerman's legal fund almost out of money.
George Zimmerman's legal defense fund trust website says it has less than $5,000 available, and more than $20,000 in outstanding bills, with less than two weeks before the trial.
May 28, 2013 - Trayvon's pot use, texts, school suspension banned.
Lawyers may not discuss Trayvon Martin's marijuana use, texts or school performance during opening statements. They may be allowed as evidence during testimony. Judge Nelson also denied a delay of trial.
May 24, 2013 - Defense questions state's audio experts.
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara claims some of the methodology used in analyzing 911 audio is not generally accepted by scientists in the same field.
May 22, 2013 - Zimmerman photos released by defense.
Dozens of photos released by the defense include pictures of George Zimmerman's graduation and Trayvon Martin surveillance photos from the 7-11 minutes before Martin was killed.
May 16, 2013 - Shellie Zimmerman witness list released.
Witnesses include a court reporter, state investigators and George Zimmerman's sister. Shellie Zimmerman's perjury trial won't begin until after her husband's murder trial is over.
May 13, 2013 - State motions try to block Trayvon Martin talk.
In one of nine new state motions, prosecutors attempt to block mention of Trayvon's school performance, social media usernames and text messages from before the night of the shooting.
May 6, 2013 - Defense questions 911 calls, wants new hearing.
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara said he wants to be sure the methods the state's "expert witnesses" used to analyze 911 calls from the night of the shooting are generally accepted in the field of voice identification.
April 27, 2013 - Trayvon Martin memorial dedicated.
Memorial at Goldsboro Welcome Center features headstone containing the names of Trayvon Martin and 10 other Sanford-area residents whose families say were killed unjustly.
Jan. 30, 2013 - Defense moves to delay Zimmerman trial.
Mark O'Mara seeks to move the trial to November, citing time constraints. He also admits to reporter Scott McDonnell that Zimmerman may need to declare himself indigent.
Dec. 6, 2012 - George Zimmerman sues NBC.
Network accused of defaming Zimmerman by editing his 911 call to police to make it sound like he was racist. An NBC spokeswoman says the network strongly disagrees with the accusation.
Aug. 10, 2012 - Newly released documents include George Zimmerman's application to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, and a later redacted photo of Trayvon Martin's body.
Aug. 9, 2012 - Defense attorney Mark O'Mara announces there will be a "Stand Your Ground" trial for George Zimmerman. If a judge rules in his favor, Zimmerman could be cleared of all charges in the Trayvon Martin shooting.
George Zimmerman turns himself back in to authorities at the Seminole County Jail. Attorney Mark O'Mara said he plans to file a motion for a new bond hearing.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Judge Kenneth Lester revokes George Zimmerman's bond, ordering him to turn himself in within 48 hours. Prosecutors argued Zimmerman had more money than he and his wife previously testified having at his original bond hearing.
Trayvon's parents and others including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and National Urban League President Marc Morial ask the Sanford City Commission to arrest George Zimmerman, fire the responding police officer and stand to repeal the Stand Your Ground law.
Feb. 29, 2012 - Sanford police say George Zimmerman was "serving in the role of neighborhood watch" when the shooting happened. Police say Trayvon was visiting family friends in Sanford for the week.
Feb. 27, 2012 - Sanford police identify the victim as 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and the shooter as 28-year-old George Zimmerman.
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 - Sanford police are called to 1231 Twin Trees Lane after 911 calls reporting shots fired. Police arrive to find a male victim shot and killed. An incident report says there was a altercation between two males and shots were fired.
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