Thursday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. EDT: Zimmerman’s Facebook page down: George Zimmerman’s attorney says he is shutting down a Facebook page that the defense team was using because it was leading to unhelpful discussions, but the website GZlegalcase.com is still active, the Associated Press reports at WPTV.
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. EDT: Zimmerman is asking a judge to review his medical records: Lawyers for George Zimmerman say the medical information would be made public if it is released to prosecutors under Florida’s discovery rules, which is why they want to block a subpoena, the Associated Press reports at WPTV.
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2:25 p.m. EDT: George Zimmerman wants to stop a subpoena for his medical records: The Associated Press reports that lawyers for the former neighborhood-watch volunteer argue that prosecutors’ request for their client’s medical records is too broad and will include information that is irrelevant, according to the Miami Herald. A hearing is set for Friday.
Monday, Aug. 20, 4:51 p.m. EDT: Zimmerman’s lawyers will appeal a judge’s decision not to step aside in the controversial case: Lawyers for George Zimmerman, who faces second-degree-murder charges, announced Monday on a website they’ve set up that they filed a petition for a writ of prohibition asking Florida’s 5th District Court of Appeal to try to remove Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester from the case because he used “gratuitous and disparaging” language in one of his orders, according to CNN.
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