George Zimmerman Trial: Judge Allows Testimony On Zimmerman’s Criminal Justice Classes

Source: Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel

SANFORD — Testimony continues today in the George Zimmerman murder trial, after Circuit Judge Debra Nelson ruled Zimmerman’s criminal justice education is relevant to the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, allowing testimony on that subject.

The trial resumed at 8:30 a.m. with argument from the attorneys. The jury will return to court for testimony shortly.

The judge’s ruling also will allow into trial a rejection letter from Zimmerman’s application years ago to a Prince William County, Va., police force, as well as paperwork from a ride-along he later took part in with Sanford police.

Prosecutors say Zimmerman’s education is relevant: His choice of classes at Seminole State College — on criminal investigation, among other topics — underscore the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer’s intense interest in law enforcement, the state says.

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