Who is Trayvon Martin? Neighborhood Watchman George Zimmerman wants to know through Martin’s school records and use them for his defense. Zimmerman stands by his claim of self-defense when he shot Martin on February 26.
George Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’ Mara has sent subpoenas to all schools Trayvon Martin attended in the Miami area. The request includes access to disciplinary records, absences, tardiness and suspensions. Martin was suspended by Miami-Dade schools because traces of marijuana were found in a sandwich bag in his book bag. He was shot by Zimmerman while on suspension.
Zimmerman wants more evidence to prove he acted lawfully under Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
Will Trayvon Martin’s code of conduct in school help or hinder Zimmerman’s murder case? Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. He is pleading not guilty, claiming self-defense.
Benjamin Crump, the Martin family attorney, said the link between Trayvon’s school suspension for marijuana should have no bearing into his shooting death.