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SANFORD, Fla – The judge in the George Zimmerman murder trial will allow jurors to hear evidence that shooting victim Trayvon Martin had small amounts of marijuana in his body when he died.
Judge Debra Nelson on Monday denied a prosecution request to keep out parts of a toxicology report that shows the teen had marijuana in his system when he was shot to death by Zimmerman, a Sanford, Fla. neighborhood watch volunteer, on Feb. 26, 2012.
Prosecutor John Guy argued the information would be “unduly prejudicial” without demonstrating “that it may have had an impact and what that impact may have been.”
But defense attorneys said it was relevant since Zimmerman believed Martin was under the influence at the time he spotted him in his neighborhood.
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