George Zimmerman will Continue GPS Monitoring, Bonds Denied



George Zimmerman will continue to be monitored 24-7.

A judge denied a request by the neighborhood watchman’s attorney to remove a GPS that is tracing Zimmerman’s every move.

Florida Judge Debra Nelson denied bond requests from Zimmerman's defense team Tuesday. Besides dropping the monitoring, the defense wanted the former neighborhood watch volunteer to be able to live outside Seminole County.

Zimmerman, who is half Peruvian, was charged with second degree murder for the February shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. When Sanford Police declined to arrest Zimmerman, the case prompted national media attention.

He has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense under Florida's "stand your ground" law.

Nelson has set a trial date for June 10. He also set a "stand your ground" hearing 45 days before trial where Zimmerman can argue it was self-defense and ask the judge to drop the charges.

Zimmerman sued NBC last week, claiming he was defamed when the network edited his emergency services call to police after the shooting to make it sound like he was racist.

He is seeking an undisclosed amount of money in Seminole County, outside Orlando. Also named in the complaint were three reporters covering the story for NBC or an NBC-owned television station.

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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