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Prosecutors Don't Want Zimmrman Trial to be About Martin

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Attorneys prosecuting a former neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida want to make sure George Zimmerman's trial isn't about any wrongdoing by the teen he fatally shot last year.

Florida prosecutors filed motions made public Monday asking a judge to prevent Zimmerman's attorneys from introducing any evidence about whether Trayvon Martin had ever been suspended from school, smoked marijuana, been in a fight or worn fake gold teeth. Prosecutors also want to keep out of the trial any social media screen names Martin used, the contents of his text messages and his school records.

Prosecutors say such information is irrelevant.

Zimmerman is set to go on trial next month for second-degree murder. He is pleading not guilty and says he fatally shot Martin out of self-defense during a confrontation last year.


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