News groups fight to open Zimmerman's file
Records are normally public under Fla. law
By Mike Schneider
A motion was filed Monday in Seminole County Circuit Court that asks that records in Zimmerman's file be unsealed. The effort is being led by The Miami Herald.
Zimmerman's attorney last week asked that the records be sealed.
Those records are normally public under Florida law. The motion by the news organizations says Zimmerman's case doesn't meet the standards that are typically used to create an exemption to those laws.
Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder last week for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford, near Orlando. He is pleading not guilty.
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