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George Zimmerman’s Lawyers Receive Trayvon Martin’s School Records


Lawyers for George Zimmerman have received Trayvon Martin’s school records, documents which they feel “could be relevant,” to the case.

Although the records have yet to be made public, the legal team said that they are “entitled,” to review the slain teen’s grades and other potentially damaging information.

“We are entitled to receive the school records because some information in Trayvon Martin’s file could be relevant in the defense of George Zimmerman,” read a statement on the accused killer’s legal website. “If any details of the school records should be considered relevant in the court of a Self-Defense Immunity Hearing, only the parts deemed relevant to the case will be entered into evidence.”

Benjamin Crump, lawyer for Martin’s family, and state prosecutors objected to the team being granted access to the paperwork.

Zimmerman was slapped with second-degree murder charges for fatally shooting the Florida teen last February. Following the altercation, police initially believed that the 29-year-old should face stiffer charges for unloading on the unarmed high school student, but edited documentation, recommending manslaughter instead of murder.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled for February 5, which would have been the teen’s 18th birthday.

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  • Backslap_Bob

    Can’t wait to see the disappointment on their faces when the judge starts questioning the relevance of Martin’s school records to the murder that occurred that night in February. I’m already thinking she’s letting them dig their own hole just to see where it goes.

  • Al

    It’s a stretch but I guess O’Mara should leave no stone unturned in the defense of Georgie. How they will tie Martin’s school records in with what Zimmerboy knew about Trayvon that night will be interesting. If the defenses case was so strong, why would they need such soft evidence of Trayvon’s behavior in school? Sounds desperate..