Welp, let’s file this one under you can’t be serious news! Don West, an attorney for the man accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, is requesting that a judge in the case, allow the Zimmerman team to deny the prosecution’s motion that Trayvon’s alleged marijuana use be kept out of the trial.
Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon and has plead not guilty, claiming self-defense.
George Zimmerman‘s attorney filed his own request on Monday, alleging that Trayvon was probably smoking weed that day that he was murdered in 2012, and that it could be relevent.
“That could be relevant to a jury evaluating Martin’s actions the night he was shot.”
According to The Huffington Post, The prosecution has asked that the judge not allow Martin’s marijuana use or his other personal matters to be brought in to the courtroom.
First of all, Trayvon Martin is not on trial, George Zimmerman is. Trayvon didn’t take a loaded gun out of his house and follow anyone with it, nor did he pull the trigger and shoot and kill anyone. If we were wondering about drugs and who demonstrated behaviors that seemed like they must have been drug induced, it probably wouldn’t be the 17- year-old kid, going to the store to buy candy, that we would have questions about. Kids buying candy seems pretty in the norm to us. Just saying.
The trial is set for June, and something is telling us that this is going to be a very bumpy ride kids, buckle up.