George Zimmerman asks for Trayvon Martin's social media posts

Zimmerman attorneys file motion, ask for trial delay

Published On: Oct 09 2012 12:34:58 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2012 12:48:17 PM EDT
ORLANDO, Fla. -

Attorneys for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, have filed a new motion to subpoena Martin's social media posts, school records and phone records.

Attorney Mark O'Mara posted on Zimmerman's defense website, GZLegalCase.com, that the Notice of Hearing motion was filed on Monday for an Oct. 19 hearing at 1:30 p.m. At the hearing, the defense will ask the Court to consider a Motion for Order Issuing Subpoenas Duces Tecum; an "In-Camera" Review of Medical Records; and a Motion to Request Review of Certain Discovery, according to the post.

Zimmerman's attorneys also asked a judge to delay his murder trial in order to take between 50 and 75 depositions, and more time is needed to review all of the prosecution's evidence.

[READ: Motion for subpoena | Motion for hearing | Review of discovery]

Zimmerman's team says obtaining Martin's posts on Twitter, Facebook and T-Mobile account will lead to "relevant admissible evidence."

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder but is pleading not guilty. He is claiming self-defense.

The delay in Zimmerman's arrest led to nationwide protests.

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