Trayvon Martin’s Marijuana Use Brought Up In Court…Is It Fair?
A toxicology report detailing Trayvon Martin’s Marijuana usage has been deemed as admissible evidence in the George Martin Murder Trial.
The presiding judge in the George Zimmerman murder trial has ruled that defense attorneys can present evidence that Trayvon Martin had small traces of marijuana in his body when he was shot and killed.
Judge Debra Nelson will allow the jury to hear a defense argument that Trayvon Martin’s marijuana usage could have effected his behavior on the night of the shooting in February 2012. Prosecutors were unsuccessful in their attempt to keep jurors from hearing about a portion of the toxicology report that showed marijuana in Trayvon’s system.
Zimmerman has said since the night that he shot Trayvon that he believed Martin was under the influence of drugs during the time of his pursuit. In a call placed to non emergency dispatchers Zimmerman said ‘It looks like he’s on drugs or something.” Prosecutors argued against the motion stating that it would be “unduly prejudicial” to the jury and the findings did not demonstrate “that it may have had an impact and what that impact may have been.”
Initially a medical examiner stated that the amount of marijuana in Martin’s system wouldn’t have impacted him, but later conducted further research which caused him to change his opinion.
Leave a comment and let me know… Do you think that jurors should be allowed to hear about Trayvon Martin’s marijuana usage?