*A judge has ruled that Trayvon Martin’s marijuana use will not be a factor in the upcoming murder trial and they’ve also blocked records of suspension from school for fighting.
At Tuesday’s hearing, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, left open the possibility for the defense to attempt to use it in the trial if they could prove its relevance.
The defense also requested that the trial be postponed, but the motion was denied.
The trial will commence June 10.
The judge called the request to let jurors see the crime scene “a logistical nightmare.”
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, said Nelson’s decisions would not affect how he presented his case.
“We were hoping that we would have some limitations on people commenting upon information that is not yet relevant,” O’Mara said. “So the idea that the state will have to be careful about how they present their case – and certainly we’re going be careful about how we present ours – is exactly what we were hoping for.”
As far as the text messages are concerned, the judge ruled that they will not be included during opening statements, however if proven relevant, may become a part of the case depending on how it progresses.
O’Mara insists that marijuana played a significant role in the events that occurred that night.
“We have a lot of evidence that marijuana use had something to do with the event,” O’Mara said. “It could have affected his behavior.”
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