Orlando Sentinel: The prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder case has asked a judge to prohibit testimony about shooting victim Trayvon Martin‘s personal life, including whether he had been suspended from school, used marijuana or been in a fight.
The information is irrelevant and would prejudice a jury, the state contends in the motion, filed late Friday.
The motion also asks the judge to disallow:
•Screen names used by Trayvon on social media.
•The fact that he wore or owned a set of gold teeth.
•The contents of text messages received or sent by Trayvon before Feb. 26, the day he died.
•The contents of text messages received or sent by Trayvon on Feb. 26 unless a court rules them admissible.
•The level of marijuana in Trayvon’s blood the night he was killed.
George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old South Florida youth. The killing happened Feb. 26, 2012 in Zimmerman’s Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood in Sanford.