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George Zimmerman's Attorneys to Ask for Trial Delay: Report

New evidence has defense attorneys wanting delay in trial: Report

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    George Zimmerman in court on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

    A new report from a state expert concerning audio evidence in the Trayvon Martin shooting will prompt George Zimmerman to seek a motion to delay his upcoming murder trial, Zimmerman's attorneys told WESH.

    The report, made public Tuesday, claims screams heard in a 911 call came from Martin. A separate report claims the shouts were a mix of Martin and Zimmerman. 

    Attorneys prosecuting Zimmerman on a charge of second-degree murder hired the audio experts to compare samples of Zimmerman's and Martin's voices with the shouts from the 911 calls phoned in by neighbors of Zimmerman.

    The residents of the gated community heard the neighborhood watch leader and the Miami teen during the encounter last year.

    Zimmerman's attorneys want time to challenge the validity of the report, WESH reported. The second-degree murder trial is scheduled to begin in June. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty claiming self defense.

    George Zimmerman has sued NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC 6 South Florida, for defamation. The company has strongly denied his allegations.

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