Zimmermans trial over but legal fights arent

first_imgORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman’s murder trial is over — but not the legal wrangling.Moments after the six-member jury found that Zimmerman did not commit a crime when he killed Trayvon Martin, Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson told the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer: “You have no further business with the court.”But Nelson has two issues yet to decide: how long to keep juror names a secret and whether to fine prosecutors for behavior that defense attorneys say was unethical.Two other judges are overseeing separate civil cases spawned by the shooting, one by Zimmerman, who accuses NBCUniversal Media of defaming him, and one by his former bodyguards, who allege he owes them $27,000.There also is the perjury case pending against Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie.Here are details about what to expect:• JUROR NAMESThe identities of the six women who served as Zimmerman’s jury are a secret, thanks to an order by the judge.How long they will remain so, however, is an open question.Defense attorney Mark O’Mara initially asked that their names be kept under seal permanently, but after more than a dozen media companies — including The Orlando Sentinel — objected, Nelson rejected that request.She signed an order ruling that their names would remain secret during the trial. O’Mara, however, asked that that be extended for six months.last_img read more