KINGSTON, Jamaica - About 29 kilograms of cocaine was seized and two men arrested during an operation on Seymour Avenue, Kingston 6 Friday night.
According to the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) at about 9:30 pm a team of officers conducted an operation in the area, during which two motor vehicles were i ...more »
SANFORD, Florida. (AP) -- A judge has set a tentative trial date next year for the neighbourhood watch volunteer charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.
Judge Debra S Nelson set June 10 as the start of George Zimmerman's trial on a second-degree murder charge. Zimmerman claims the February shooting of the 17-year-old Martin was self-defence.
Zimmerman's defence team tweeted after the hearing that they will likely ask for a "stand your ground" hearing in April or May. If the judge were to side with Zimmerman at the hearing, the murder charge would be dismissed and there would be no trial.
It was Nelson's first hearing in the case. An appeals court removed the previous judge, saying he made disparaging remarks about Zimmerman's character.
POST A COMMENT
1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.
2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.