ORLANDO, Fla. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A judge overseeing a misdemeanor stalking charge involving former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has warned attorneys not to attempt to retry a previous murder case that ended with his acquittal.
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Zimmerman is accused of sending threatening messages to a private investigator who had contacted him about a documentary series about Trayvon Martin. Martin is the black, unarmed teenager Zimmerman fatally shot in 2012 in the Florida city of Sanford.
Zimmerman was acquitted of criminal charges because of Florida’s stand your ground law.
The documentary is being produced by rapper Jay Z.READ MORE: Texas Lawmakers Debating Redistricting As Third Special Session Begins At State Capitol
A sheriff’s report says private investigator Dennis Warren received numerous calls and texts from Zimmerman in December.
The judge granted a request from Zimmerman’s attorney to allow the investigator to be deposed.
Zimmerman didn’t attend Wednesday’s hearing.
In 2013, Zimmerman was armed when he was stopped for speeding in North Texas. He was given a warning and allowed to leave after being pulled over while traveling westbound on Highway 80 in Forney, a Kaufman County city about 20 miles east of Dallas.MORE NEWS: A Closer Look At 4 Drugs Used To Treat COVID-19; What Really Works?
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