In February 2012, George Zimmerman, left, then 28 and a neighborhood watch coordinator, fatally shot Trayvon Martin, 17, who was unarmed, during an altercation. In July 2013, Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges.
The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation will co-sponsor a Duquesne University School of Law panel event, “Lawyers, the Media, and High-Profile Criminal Cases,” in which George Zimmerman’s defense attorney will be questioned about the role the media played in the Trayvon Martin case and the ethical implications.
PBMF member Letrell Crittenden, who is an assistant professor of communication at Robert Morris University, and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Hardiman will question Zimmerman defense attorney Mark O’Mara and Shawn Vincent, a trial consultant for the defense, during the session at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom. To register, click here.