Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. said that he will review Zimmerman’s medical records and discuss them in a private closed court session with the prosecution and defense team.
As reported by the Orlando Sentinel:
George Zimmerman’s Lester ruled in favor of Zimmerman, at least partially, on another matter today: He won’t allow the defendant’s medical records to become public.
He said he would review them in private then later listen to lawyers argue about them in a closed court session.
O’Mara had asked the judge to quash a state subpoena for Zimmerman’s medical records from an Altamonte Springs doctor’s office.
O’Mara described the subpoena as overly broad, seeking irrelevant information and a breach of his client’s privacy even if they disclose only a “hang nail, a bunion.”
Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda argued in court paperwork that he needs to know more about injuries Zimmerman says he suffered the night he shot and killed Trayvon, who was walking through Zimmerman’s Sanford neighborhood and whom Zimmerman described to police as suspicious.
O’Mara released three pages of Zimmerman’s medical records from the same doctor’s office several weeks ago. They show that the day after the shooting, a physician’s assistant diagnosed Zimmerman with afractured nose, two black eyes, two cuts to the back of his head and a back injury.
Again we see that Zimmerman and his team are doing everything to avoid trial, as his consistent requests only slow the trial process.