Attorneys for former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman will argue for the right to subpoena the social media accounts and school records of Trayvon Martin and also ask for more time to interview state witnesses in the high-profile murder case.
Judge Debra S. Nelson will hear arguments on the several new pretrial motions Friday. It’s two days after she set a tentative June start date for Zimmerman’s trial in the February fatal shooting death of the unarmed 17-year-old.
Zimmerman’s lawyers want Trayvon Martin’s history of suspensions, his grades, attendance record and other information, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Martin’s parents called the effort an attempt to further victimize their son.
CBS affiliate WKMG reports Martin’s parents say if their son’s information is released, Zimmerman’s confidential medical records should also be made public.
Facebook is also against the release of Martin’s posts, citing privacy rights, WKMG reports.
The 29-year-old Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and is claiming self-defense.
Attorneys for more than a dozen media organizations will also be on hand at the hearing to fight efforts by the prosecutor to seal defense subpoenas and other case records.
via George Zimmerman lawyers seek Trayvon Martin’s school records, social media accounts – Crimesider – CBS News.