George Zimmerman, defendant in the killing of Trayvon Martin, is sworn in for testimony at Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Florida, for a pre-trial hearing, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (Pool photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman's defense team does not want the state to call him certain terms, including "vigilante" and "wannabe cop," during his second-degree murder trial.
His attorneys have filed a motion to ban the state from using the following terms, which they call disparaging and inappropriate:
1. "Profiled" (or any variation of the term)
3. "Self-appointed neighborhood watch captain"
4. "Wannabe cop"
5. "He got out of the car after the police (or dispatcher) told him not to"
6. "He confronted Trayvon Martin"
The defense claims the word "profiled" is racially charged.
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