Prosecutor Against Delaying Trial for Trayvon Martin Shooting

Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda responded to a defense motion to postpone the trial until November

Friday, Feb 1, 2013  |  Updated 10:44 PM EDT
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The next hearing in George Zimmerman's court proceedings is set for Tuesday.

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The prosecutor in the shooting death case of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin is asking the judge to deny a defense request to delay the trial.

In a written response to the motion to postpone the trial until November, Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda said that George Zimmerman's attorneys weren't following the judge's suggestions for obtaining wanted discovery documents faster.

On Wednesday, Zimmerman's attorneys asked for more time to prepare, saying prosecutors had been slow to turn over evidence. De la Rionda responded saying the defense "wants the state to do its job."

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The former neighborhood watch volunteer is claiming he acted in self-defense in shooting Martin last year and is pleading not guilty to a second-degree murder charge.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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