SANFORD, FL: George Zimmerman appears during a hearing in Seminole circuit court on February 5, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. A judge denied the request to delay Zimmerman's trial for the death of Trayvon Martin. It is scheduled for June 10.
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SANFORD, Fla. - 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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