Judge: Martin’s Use of Pot Admissible in Trial

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  • SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has ruled that jurors at George Zimmerman‘s trial may be told that Trayvon Martin had small amounts of marijuana in his body when he died.

    Judge Debra Nelson on Monday denied a prosecution request to keep out parts of a toxicology report that shows Martin had small amounts of marijuana in his system.

    Prosecutors argued the information would be prejudicial.

    But defense attorneys said it was relevant since Zimmerman believed Martin was under the influence at the time he spotted him in his neighborhood.

    Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder. He is claiming he fatally shot Martin in self-defense.

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    4 thoughts on “Judge: Martin’s Use of Pot Admissible in Trial

    1. I said it once and I will say it again, the system is set up against black men not for black men. These people don’t give a damn about this boys life or his family. They care about this high profile case where they can be on t.v. They will tear the darker skin person to shreds before the lighter skinned one. Zimmerman was wrong for killing that boy!!!

    2. Just who is on trial??? It seems that with that Trayvon Martin is ‘on trial’? What does weed in his system have to do with it? It should certainly prove that Trayvon couldn’t have overpowered George Zimmerman in that, to my understanding, pot doesn’t make you more aggressive, but more mellow…

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