George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin case: Zimmerman Facebook page down, still active

By Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The attorney for the man who fatally shot Trayvon Martin says he is shutting down a Facebook page the defense team was using because it was leading to unhelpful discussions.

Attorney Mark O'Mara announced the decision Wednesday on a separate website set up to distribute information on George Zimmerman's defense. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting and has pleaded not guilty. He claims he shot the unarmed teenager in self-defense.

O'Mara says the Facebook page served several purposes over the past three months, including giving Zimmerman and the defense team an official social media presence. But O'Mara says it also allowed for discussions of evidence and Zimmerman's guilt or innocence.

The website is still active.

Zimmerman is also objecting prosecutors' request for his medical records.

Zimmerman asked a judge this week to stop a subpoena for his medical records. A hearing is set for Friday.

Zimmerman says the request is too broad and will include information that is irrelevant.

The medical information would be made public if it is released to prosecutors under Florida's discovery rules.

Zimmerman is asking that the judge review the medical records and decide which, if any, should be released.

He's charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old Martin during a confrontation last February in a gated community in suburban Orlando.

He has pleaded not guilty and is claiming self-defense.

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