He was asked in a series of questions whether or not he understood that he was giving up the right to a hearing before his second-degree murder trial in June.
â€śAfter consultation with my counsel, yes, your honor,â€ť Zimmerman he told Circuit Judge Debra Nelson.
The judge set aside two weeks at the end of April to ensure Zimmerman an immunity hearing, if he had chosen to take that option.
But prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda filed a motion asking for the accused to make clear his intentions, whether or not he wanted a hearing.
â€śWeâ€™d much rather have the jury address the issue of criminal liability or lack thereof,â€ť said Zimmermanâ€™s defense attorney.
Zimmermanâ€™s defense attorney, Mark Oâ€™Mara also wanted the court to unseal details on a civil settlement Martinâ€™s parents received from Zimmermanâ€™s homeownerâ€™s association. Oâ€™Mara contended the settlement could influence the testimony of Martinâ€™s parents, if they are called as witnesses, says the Associated Press.
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