Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Zimmerman Lawyer In Trayvon Background Ban

George Zimmerman's defence lawyer will not be allowed to mention in court a number of details about the 17-year-old his client shot dead.

A Florida judge in the Trayvon Martin murder trial ruled that Zimmerman's lawyer cannot talk about the teenager's marijuana use, his suspension from school and his past fighting during opening statements.

Circuit Judge Debra Nelson also ruled that some of Trayvon's texts and other social media statements will not be allowed in opening statements when the trial begins in June.

But she added that some of his personal material could be allowed later depending on how the case progresses.