Prosecutor in Zimmerman case: Public shouldn’t hear details about criminal cases before trial

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 18, 2014 – 12:43 pm EST

 

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — The state attorney who oversaw the prosecution of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin says she doesn’t read newspapers and doesn’t think the public should know any details about a criminal case until it goes to a jury.

Angela Corey of the Jacksonville-based . . . → Read More: Prosecutor in Zimmerman case: Public shouldn’t hear details about criminal cases before trial

Court: Zimmerman email is public record

Tallahassee.com

Sep. 28, 2013

 

If you live in Tallahassee and work for the state of Florida, you’ve likely heard about Florida’s public records law. You’ve also likely heard about the criminal prosecution of George Zimmerman related to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

What you might not have heard about, however, is a recent decision by Florida’s 5th District . . . → Read More: Court: Zimmerman email is public record

Media draw criticism, thanks for coverage of Trayvon Martin case

By Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel

8:17 p.m. EDT, July 18, 2013

 

Francis C. Oliver, center, CEO of the Goldsboro Historical Association Board, speaks while Allie Braswell, left, President and CEO of Central Florida Urban League, and Norton Bonaparte, Sanford City Manager, listen during a panel discussion about media coverage of the Zimmerman Trial during the Florida Press Association annual . . . → Read More: Media draw criticism, thanks for coverage of Trayvon Martin case

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey Fires IT Director Ben Kruidbos After Testimony In George Zimmerman Trial

By Andy Kossak, Sat, July 13, 2013

Opposingviews.com

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey fired Ben Kruidbos, the IT director at her office, after his testimony last month expressing concern that prosecutors didn’t give information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

A state attorney investigator hand delivered a letter to Kruidbos’ home on Friday. The . . . → Read More: Florida State Attorney Angela Corey Fires IT Director Ben Kruidbos After Testimony In George Zimmerman Trial

Zimmerman, prosecutors want evidence private in Trayvon Martin case

Published May 24, 2012

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. –  Both sides in the Trayvon Martin murder case want some evidence kept private until trial.

Prosecutors and George Zimmerman’s attorneys in motions Thursday asked a judge to keep statements Zimmerman gave detectives and the names and addresses of witnesses from being publicly released. Both items normally would be part of . . . → Read More: Zimmerman, prosecutors want evidence private in Trayvon Martin case

Trayvon’s killer said to make self-incriminating statements

(Reuters) – Neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman made statements to police that help establish his guilt in the second-degree murder case against him for killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, prosecutors said in a court filing on Thursday.

The claim came in a motion by prosecutors to keep some of Zimmerman’s statements under seal pending his trial . . . → Read More: Trayvon’s killer said to make self-incriminating statements

Evidence in Trayvon Martin case released; witness accounts are contradictory

Max-El May 20, 2012

A witness claims to have seen Trayvon Martin straddling and pummeling George Zimmerman “MMA style” shortly before Zimmerman shot the teen in February, according to police reports obtained by The Smoking Gun. Other accounts claim that Zimmerman was the one straddling Martin.

This conflict is one of several found in the recently-released witness reports.

According to the redacted report obtained . . . → Read More: Evidence in Trayvon Martin case released; witness accounts are contradictory

George Zimmerman’s Attorney to Get First Look at Evidence

Published May 14, 2012

Fox News Latino

George Zimmerman’s attorney will get his first look at the evidence against his client on Monday—and he is expected to try to keep key elements away from the national media.

Evidence presented during the discovery period in Florida criminal cases normally becomes public immediately. All the news media has to do to . . . → Read More: George Zimmerman’s Attorney to Get First Look at Evidence

Zimmerman’s lawyer expects to get evidence Monday

By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel

George Zimmerman‘s lawyer expects to get his first look at the evidence against his client Monday.

The rest of us will not.

Special Prosecutor Angela Corey’s office announced late Friday afternoon that it will not release the information to the public on Monday.

Florida’s public records law allows government agencies a reasonable amount of time to . . . → Read More: Zimmerman’s lawyer expects to get evidence Monday

Is secrecy justified in George Zimmerman case?

Experts question whether evidence can remain under wraps
Author: Sean Lavin, Assignment Editor, slavin@wkmg.com
SANFORD, Fla. -On the very first day George Zimmerman faced a judge on charges of murdering Trayvon Martin, it appeared the special prosecutor and Zimmerman’s attorney were working together to keep certain records secret.

Right when it appeared that April 12 hearing was over, Special Prosecutor Angela . . . → Read More: Is secrecy justified in George Zimmerman case?