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Judge: Case against man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman heads to trial

Judge: Case against man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman heads to trial

For the first time since being acquitted on charges that he murdered Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman was back in the same courtroom and in front of the same judge.

This time he was the alleged victim and, unlike in the Trayvon case, Zimmerman took the stand.

After hearing testimony, Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled the case against Matthew Apperson, the Winter Springs man who is accused of shooting at Zimmerman in May, can head to trial.

On May 11, Apperson fired one round from a .357-caliber handgun at Zimmerman as they drove in separate vehicles on Lake Mary Boulevard, police allege.

Apperson is charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated...

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