ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The attorneys in the Trayvon Martin shooting say social media gives people a way to stay engaged in high profile cases that was not possible years ago.
Speaking were Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon Martin's parents, and George Zimmerman's defense attorney, Mark O'Mara. They were talking Saturday at the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Banquet in Orlando.
O'Mara says he would prefer to "do away with all media" in a criminal case, but "that's a fantasy that is 40 years ago." Crump says social media has given people who normally would not have a voice a way to be engaged in the case.
Zimmerman fatally shot Martin in February 2012 during a confrontation in Sanford, about 30 miles north of Orlando.
Zimmerman face a second-degree murder trial in June. Zimmerman says he acted in self-defense.
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