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Judge denies George Zimmerman's request to remove 24-hour GPS

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June 3, 2012: George Zimmerman returned to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Fla. after his bail was revoked. (AP)

A Seminole County judge denied George Zimmerman's defense attorney's request to have a GPS tracker removed from his client.

Zimmerman is currently out on bond in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin,  an unarmed Florida teenager.

Judge Debra Nelson was scheduled to hear at least eight new motions in the case on Tuesday. Besides the monitoring, the defense wants the former neighborhood watch volunteer to be able to live outside Seminole County.

His attorneys also are looking for copies of FBI communications with local investigators.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the 17-year-old Martin's shooting following an altercation in Sanford in February. He has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense under Florida's "stand your ground" law.

Nelson had set a trial date for June 10 and a "stand your ground" hearing for 45 days before trial.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report

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