SANFORD – With just two weeks remaining before his trial, George Zimmerman’s attorneys returned to court this morning for an important pre-trial hearing.
Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson has been asked to decide a long list of issues, things that will determine how the trial plays out and what jurors will see and hear.
The judge already has ruled this morning on several key issues: The defense may not bring up Trayvon Martin’s past marijuana use at trial, or his school suspensions or alleged participation in fights, without clearing several legal hurdles and another ruling granting permission.
The attorneys also cannot mention during their opening arguments that the active ingredient of marijuana was found in the teen’s system, ruled the judge, who also denied the state’s motion for a gag order in the case.
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