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A Florida judge denied a request that would allow George Zimmerman to be let off of 24-hour GPS monitoring during Tuesday’s hearing. 

Although he is out on bond for the fatal shooting of Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, Judge Debra Nelson denied bond requests from Zimmerman’s defense team, citing his refusal to tell the court he had a second passport and additional funds.

Besides dropping the monitoring, the defense wanted the former neighborhood watch volunteer to be able to live outside Seminole County, citing his need to be able to travel more freely for his own personal safety.

Nelson has set a trial date for June 10, 2012. Hearings are tentatively scheduled for early next year (Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 5).

Stay tuned for more developments. 

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel