SANFORD, Fla. - Former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman wants to use the school records of Trayvon Martin as part of his defense strategy.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for shooting and killing Martin, who was unarmed, during a confrontation in a gated community in Sanford last February. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty, claiming self-defense.
The delay in Zimmerman's arrest led to nationwide protests.
The request for school records indicates Zimmerman may try to portray Martin in an unflattering light as part of his defense strategy.
Shortly before coming to Sanford for a visit, Martin had been suspended from school for tardiness.