Media Fight Efforts to Seal Zimmerman Records

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A consortium of 13 media companies, including The Associated Press, is challenging efforts to seal certain documents in the second-degree murder case of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin.
The list includes most of Florida's major media organizations. The motions filed Tuesday challenged efforts by both prosecutors and George Zimmerman's attorney to prevent the release of witness names and statements that he made to police officers.
A hearing is set for Friday.
Prosecutors say Zimmerman's statements are inconsistent, and Zimmerman's attorney believes his emails and text messages could prejudice potential jurors.
Both sides also say they worry that witnesses will be harassed if their names are released.
The media's motions say the attorneys' requests are too broad.
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense.

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  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2012 at 09:54 AM
    Seal those records and give everyone a chance to let things cool down. We do not need another riot feed by the media.
  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2012 at 06:53 AM
    He needs to be put away for the rest of his life for this, this was not self-defense. He targeted the boy and this is what happened. He needs to loose his life just like Trayvon Martin did, so he needs to be given a life sentence for this with no chance of parole.
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