George Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O'Mara is getting his first look at the evidence in the Trayvon Martin case today, May 14. Since the murder of Trayvon took place back in February, there has been countless testimony working both for and against Trayvon Martin, as well as George Zimmerman. But today, those involved in the case will finally get a look at the evidence.
Even though the public is also anxious to learn about the evidence, the defense attorney thinks it may be too shocking to allow the public to see.
The Orlando Sentinel reports:
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara has said he expects to get his first look at the evidence today. He has also warned that he will likely file paperwork, asking the judge to keep key elements from everyone else.
If he does, lawyers for the Orlando Sentinel, The New York Times, NBC, CBS, CNN and more than a half dozen other news organizations are expected to weigh in and try to prevent that.
They earlier jumped into the case and convinced Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. to unseal the court file, a different and much more limited set of information.
What's at stake now is all the evidence police and prosecutors have compiled against Zimmerman, the 28-year-old Sanford man charged with killing Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, black 17-year-old in what has become one of the most racially-charged criminal cases in the country.
Zimmerman shot Trayvon Feb. 26 as the teenager walked to the home he was visiting in a gated community in Sanford where Zimmerman lived.
The defendant told police he fired his gun in self-defense after Trayvon pinned him to the ground and began beating him. Trayvon's father, family lawyers and critics say Zimmerman is guilty of racial profiling and murder.
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SOURCE: [Orlando Sentinel]
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