The family of Trayvon Martin on Friday bolstered their efforts to keep the slain 17-year-old’s school records private, just as attorneys for his killer, George Zimmerman, were in court to request subpoenas for the material.
“I feel Trayvon's school records are not relevant in this case,” said his father, Tracy Martin, whose attorney called for Zimmerman’s medical records to be released.
Judge Debra Nelson is expected to determine whether school officials should hand over documents that could include Martin’s grades, attendance and any disciplinary actions against him.
An unarmed Martin was gunned down on February 26 by Zimmerman, who was a volunteer neighborhood watchman patrolling a gated community in Sanford, Florida. He told police that he shot Martin in self-defense.
The shooting prompted national outrage as well as a Justice Department investigation.