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UPDATE: 9:20 A.M. EST

Judge Nelson denies George Zimmerman request for trial delay.

This story is developing.

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Just days after defense attorney Mark O’Mara admitted that the George Zimmerman trial was running out of money and needed to push back the trial date, a hearing is scheduled to take place today to determine if the judge will adhere to the defense’s request.

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The Zimmerman hearing is set to start today at 9 a.m. in Orlando.

The original trial was scheduled to start June 10. While O’Mara is hoping that the judge rules in his favor, Bernie de la Rionda, the prosecutor in the trial, has objected.

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Sadly, today is also the 18th birthday of Trayvon Martin, the teenager shot and killed by Zimmerman. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a rally will be held in his honor after the hearing.

Once the hearing is over, there’ll be another rally. At 2 p.m., two groups that were at odds in the days immediately following Trayvon’s shooting – Sanford police and the NAACP – are among the sponsors of a peace and anti-gun violence rally in Goldsboro, an historically black Sanford neighborhood.

Sanford’s mayor, city manager, plus attorneys for Trayvon’s family are to speak. So are community leaders.

Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson will hear today’s arguments. Watch with GlobalGrind to see what her decision is.

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel