Monday, October 29, 2012

Judge Nelson DENIES Prosecutions Second Attempt At Gag Order

    It's official Judge Debra Nelson has denied the prosecutions SECOND ATTEMPT at a gag order in the George Zimmerman second degree murder case

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SANFORD – Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson today refused to issue a gag order in the George Zimmerman second-degree murder case.

In a two-page order, the judge wrote that she found no "overriding pattern of prejudicial commentary" and noted that media companies who had opposed the order, including the Orlando Sentinel, were right when they argued that the state had failed to demonstrate prejudice.

The judge also noted that she had several tools to make sure Zimmerman's jury is impartial. She can move the trial to another county, have attorneys question potential jurors one at a time and away from other potential panel members and, once seated, she can give stern instructions about avoiding outside sources of information.

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