Lawyers for George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, will be barred from mentioning Mr. Martin’s marijuana use, history of fights or high school suspension during opening statements in Mr. Zimmerman’s trial, which begins June 10.
At a hearing Tuesday in a Seminole County court, Circuit Judge Debra Steinberg Nelson denied a string of defense motions concerning evidence that was intended to portray Mr. Martin as a troubled teenager with a propensity for fighting and an interest in guns. Prosecutors argued that such evidence had nothing to do with Mr. Martin’s death.
Because why would ANY of that be relevant. I mean just because somebody is a habitual drug user with a past history of violence, theft, and juvenile delinquency, that doesn’t have anything to do with claims that Mr. Zimmerman was assaulted and was fighting for his life against a teen who he suspected was casing homes to rob.
I’m also sure Zimmerman will get the same treatment, and the prosecution will not mention the messy breakup with his fiancee, or the dropped criminal charges for assaulting an undercover officer who failed to identify himself.
They’re just fixin’ for a lynching!