Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Zimmerman back in jail, attorney seeks new hearing:  "George Zimmerman's attorney says he expects to file a motion Monday seeking a new bond hearing for Trayvon Martin's shooter, who surrendered to authorities in central Florida after a judge revoked his bond.  Wearing a button-down checkered shirt, blue jeans and sneakers, a handcuffed Zimmerman was escorted by two deputy sheriffs from a white minivan into the Seminole County jail Sunday afternoon. He did not answer shouted questions from reporters as he was led inside the jail to be booked, photographed and processed."

Court to hear precedent-setting 'castle' case:  "In a case that could alter Ohio’s self-defense laws, a Colerain Township man will try Tuesday to overturn his conviction for being in a friend’s car while threatening another man with a gun.  Woodrow Edwards III, 29, was in a blue Ford Explorer Sept. 29 in Lockland. That’s when, he testified, he saw a man he didn’t know approach the passenger side door and lift the handle trying to get in.   Edwards, who has a valid Ohio permit to carry a concealed gun, was on the phone and became startled. He lifted his .40-caliber handgun partially from the holster on his right hip to get the man’s attention. The man, Eric Taylor, backed off but testified at trial that Edwards pointed the gun at him.  Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Melissa Powers convicted Edwards of aggravated menacing, a crime carrying maximum jail time of 180 days. He didn’t go to jail. Instead, the judge fined him $100 and ordered him to stay away from Taylor."

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