George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin case update: Prosecutor wants answers from Zimmerman

Will Zimmerman seek an immunity hearing?

Associated Press

Prosecutors want an answer from George Zimmerman's attorney on whether he intends to seek an immunity hearing for the former neighborhood watch captain.

Prosecutors filed a motion Wednesday asking that Zimmerman's attorney state whether he is waiving his client's right to such a hearing.

Zimmerman's attorney has told the judge in the case he doesn't need the two weeks she had scheduled this month for such a hearing.

Attorney Mark O'Mara had previously said he may want to wrap that hearing into Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial, set for June.

At an immunity hearing, the judge would have sole discretion to decide if Zimmerman is exempt from culpability in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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