Judge Tosses Part of George Zimmerman's Lawsuit Against NBC

The Peacock got some good news Today from a Florida courtroom.

A Florida judge threw out part of lawsuit against NBC by Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman claimed that NBC defamed him. 

Zimmerman's attorneys waited too long under Florida statute to ask NBC to retract what it claimed were libelous statements in a March 19, 2012 broadcast that they said made their client sound like a racist, Seminole County Circuit Judge Debra Nelson ruled. 

The statue requires five days written notice identifying potentially libelous statements. A letter claiming the network edited Zimmerman's 911 call to police to make it sound like he was a racist was sent to network executives on Dec. 4, 2012.

NBC apologized on April 3, 2012, for "an error in the production process" and fired a reporter and a producer afterward.

The judge is continuing to look at the lawsuit.