Bernie de la Rionda
Bernardo Enrique "Bernie" de la Rionda (born February 9, 1957) is an assistant state attorney in the fourth judicial circuit in the State of Florida and was the lead prosecutor in State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman. A graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, de la Rionda has been an assistant state attorney since 1983. In 2010, he was honored with the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award for being an "exceptional prosecutor". Born in Cuba, de la Rionda moved to Miami, Florida in the U.S. to live with relatives at age four and never saw his parents again.
George Zimmerman trial
De la Rionda was selected by state attorney Angela Corey to serve as the lead prosecutor for the case. Zimmerman was found not guilty after two days of jury deliberations.
- "Zimmerman case will test tough-on-crime prosecutor Angela Corey". Orlando Sentinel. April 21, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2013. Page 2
- Dool, Richard (23 June 2013). "George Zimmerman trial: Meet the attorneys". HLNtv.com. Cable News Network, Inc. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
- "2010 Director’s Community Leadership Awards". FBI - Jacksonville, FL. U.S. Department of Justice. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
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