A judge set a tentative trial date next year for a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.
In her first hearing since taking over the case, Judge Debra S. Nelson said June 10 would be the start of George Zimmerman’s trial, though the date could change as both sides get prepared for what is expected to be a three-week trial.
A judge has ruled that attorneys for a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer can inspect the school records and social media postings of the unarmed teenager he is accused of murdering.
Judge Debra S. Nelson said Friday that defendant George Zimmerman’s attorneys need to know whether Trayvon Martin’s school records and social media postings give any evidence that he had violent tendencies.
The argument for prosecution is that Martin was both a good kid, and was fighting for his life before Zimmerman killed him. I suspect the truth is that Martin was engaged in criminal activities on the night of his death, and was likely in a drug-altered state, and was fully prepared to murder Zimmerman for interrupting him. I think with his Social Media posts, and school disciplinary records as evidence the defense will find that case MUCH easier to make.