Source: Kari Huus / NBC News
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.
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