George Zimmerman, right, arrives with his lead counsel, Mark O'Mara, for a hearing in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Florida, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
SANFORD, Florida (CBS/AP) -- The attorney for the Florida man accused of fatally shooting Trayvon
Martin says he won't need the two weeks a judge has set aside for an
immunity hearing under the state's controversial self defense law.
Mark O'Mara told Judge Debra Nelson during a hearing Tuesday that she
could free up the final two weeks in April which had been set aside for
George Zimmerman's immunity hearing.
stated that he hopes to roll the "stand your ground" hearing into
Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial, scheduled for June. He says that
remains his desire. The judge has said she's open to that.
Zimmerman says he shot the 17-year-old in self defense after they got into a fight in February 2012. He has pleaded not guilty.
In Florida, a person claiming self-defense is provided an immunity hearing, reports CBS affiliate WKMG
in Orlando. In Zimmerman's case, his attorneys will likely argue that
he shot Martin because he was in fear of his life and, therefore, should
be immune from criminal prosecution.
The next hearing is set for April 2, WKMG reports, and Zimmerman's murder trial is scheduled to begin June 10.