Skip to comments.Judge rules Zimmerman lawyers can access Trayvon Martin's school records
Posted on 10/20/2012 12:25:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A judge ruled on Friday that attorneys for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch leader charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, can have access to the dead teen's school records and social media accounts.
Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who is the new presiding judge in this highly publicized and emotional case, said that Zimmerman's attorneys can subpoena Trayvon Martin's schools for his discipline records but must keep anything they obtain private.
"I think that you're entitled to those records," Nelson said during the hearing at the Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Fla.
The judge also granted Zimmerman's request to subpoena Trayvon's social media records, which were removed from the Internet after his death, as well as those of a girl who says she was on the phone with him before the shooting.
Before the proceedings started, Martin's family held a news conference that took a preemptive strike against the subpoena of those records.
"We think its a terrible precedent to set," said attorney Ben Crump...
(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com ...
Gee, might it be because it would destroy the myth of Saint Trayvon, and show him for the punk and thug that he was ???
Just asking. . .
(from the article, regarding the ‘changes’ in the STAND YOUR GROUND LAW)
“Martin’s parents said they want the wording of the law to state that someone cannot instigate a fight and then claim self-defense.”
Uh..... you mean just like they are trying to do with their son ?
When did this case get a new judge? Not that I am not happy with that, as the other one (who's name escapes me) was obviously very prejudicial towards Z.
Just maybe he will get a somewhat fair trial?
Crump the Chump is starting to see wings grow on those dollar bills. Soon they might just take off in a flock, leaving him in the field by himself.
Seriously, this guy is supposed to be the "Next Johnny Cochran"? The guy is a moron.
but he's being accused of a crime for harming another unlikeable guy....
Z said he was attacked, and society has to ask "is it in the character of the attacker?" and the answer will be found "yes"...
that plus the original eye witness accounts, and the physical damage to the back of Z's head....
Ben Crump sounded severley drunk, or, severley defeated at the news conference after the hearing. His Meal Ticket just got maxed out...as the facts about Trayvon will be “Officially” released
We already know that Trayvon was the “No Limit Nigg@” whose postings on Facebook and Twitter were racist and violent. We also already know he had discipline issues at school.
The judge will no doubt have to allow this info into the trial, because any conviction will be overturned if Trayvon’s past violent history is not allowed in trial.
Of course, this case should have never been filed. If Trayvon was a white kid....there is no case
But, we have a GOP Governor and a GOP Atty Gen who backed the Black Ku Klux Klan Racists and their bloodlust to lynch an innocent man. AG Pam “Dark Meat” Bondi is also buddies with Martin family atty Ben Crump...where they worked together on another case similar to Trayvon Martin. I will do everything possible to make sure Gov Scott and AG Bondi are primaried out in 2014 over this
Ah, did I miss something?
When did this case get a new judge? Not that I am not happy with that, as the other one (who’s name escapes me) was obviously very prejudicial towards Z.
Just maybe he will get a somewhat fair trial?
Judge Kenneth Lester got removed by an appelate court...after he denied the GZ defense team request for him to step down
Not sure if Nelson is as corrupt and Black Racist as Lester was. Supposedly Nelson is supposed to be strict...not sure if that means “Strict” as being honest...or “Strict” as being Black Racist.
This case should never have gone this far...and if Trayvon Martin was white there would be no charges
The article left out this Emergency Motion that Zimmerman’s attorneys filed yesterday that the Prosecution wanted to keep under seal:
Though it may be a moot point by next Friday the Motion has served the purpose of notifying the Court and the public that the Prosecution is into concealing exculpatory evidence from the Defense and the public, and that there was no evidence from the very beginning at the SPD for charges of any kind to be brought up against Zimmerman. The depositions of SPD officers will be taken next week and I’m sure the songs they sing will not be enjoyed by the Prosecutor’s office or Crump’s.
In regards to the emergency motion, O’Mara said in the filing he that he learned during a recent deposition of police Sgt. Joseph Santiago that investigators held several meetings in the weeks after the shooting and reached a consensus that Zimmerman should not be charged with a crime.
O’Mara contends that information was only learned through a question during the deposition of Santiago and that the state never disclosed the existence of the meeting or what was discussed during them.
“If all those witnesses had a similar opinion, I’m very concerned of what the basis for the prosecution is,” O’Mara said. “We certainly now have a lot more to look into. I didn’t know we’d be going down this path. Now it’s been opened up to us, we’re going to investigate it to wherever it leads us.” [RN-T.com]