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In Reversal, Florida Judge Okays Testimony About Trayvon Martin’s Marijuana Usage

Posted By admin On July 9, 2013 @ 4:59 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

The Smoking Gun [1]
July 9, 2013

Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial will be able to hear defense testimony that Trayvon Martin had small amounts of marijuana in his system at the time he was shot to death in February 2012.

In a ruling this afternoon, Judge Debra Nelson rejected a prosecution request to bar a portion of a toxicology report that revealed Martin had been smoking pot at some point prior to Zimmerman killing him with a single gunshot to the heart.

Nelson, who previously granted a prosecution motion to limit testimony about the government toxicology report, reversed herself in the wake of last Friday’s testimony by the medical examiner who performed the Martin autopsy. Zimmerman’s lawyers will apparently introduce findings from the toxicology report through the testimony of a defense forensics expert.

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[2] Breaking: Does New Photo Prove Trayvon Martin Killing Was Self-Defense?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/breaking-does-new-photo-prove-trayvon-martin-killing-was-self-defense.html

[3] Prosecutor rules out grand jury in Trayvon Martin case: http://www.prisonplanet.com/prosecutor-rules-out-grand-jury-in-trayvon-martin-case.html

[4] George Zimmerman released on bond in Trayvon Martin killing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/george-zimmerman-released-on-bond-in-trayvon-martin-killing.html

[5] George Zimmerman sues NBC over Trayvon Martin reports: http://www.prisonplanet.com/george-zimmerman-sues-nbc-over-trayvon-martin-reports.html

[6] Judge in Zimmerman Trial is Lifelong Democrat: http://www.prisonplanet.com/judge-in-zimmerman-trial-is-lifelong-democrat.html

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