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SANFORD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

State prosecutors are requesting that George Zimmerman's attorney, MarkO'Mara, be banned from talking about the Trayvon Martin murder case to the media.  However, O'Mara saidhe will fight a gag order, saying he has not said anything inappropriate and iseven reaching out to the public for help.

This comes after O'Mara requestedMartin's school records, social media records and cell phone records.Martin's family attorneys say O'Mara is trying to attack the teen'sreputation, even after he was shot and killed by Zimmerman. O'Mara hassaid that he wants the information, because it could be an important part ofthe case.

O'Mara released a statement indicating that he isconfident in everything he has said about the case:

"All this week, we'll be preparing to defend ourselves against the State'srenewed motion for a Gag Order. We're confident that everything we've posted,and everything we've said publicly is proper and well within our rights, but weknow that on Friday, the State is likely to find the most questionable thingMark's said and present it to the Court. I'd like to ask if you and othersupporters could help us scour the web and, strange as it may sound, send uslinks to the most potentially questionable statements we have made during thisprocess.  Again, we're confident ALL our statements are easily defendable, wejust want to know what we're likely to have thrown back at us.

"Althoughwe originally intended for the message to be private, we feel the message issound, and since it has been made public, we extend the invitation to anyonewho has an interest to participate: send us a link to any statement the defensehas made publicly about the case that you think is inappropriate.

"Whenwe set our communications policy, we knew we would be under intense publicscrutiny, and we are confident the whole of our efforts will stand up to thatscrutiny well.

"Youcan submit links via the commenting below, or you can tweet a link andreference the @gzlegalcase handle"

Ahearing on the issue takes place this Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seminole CountyCourthouse. Zimmerman is not expected to attend.  Defense attorneyssaid he was at the last hearing, so he could meet the new judge on the case.

 

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