as to what can come in and what is inadmissible.
Granted without objection:
a. The State's Motion in Limine Regarding Self-Serving Hearsay
Statements of Defendant;
b. The State's Motion in Limine Regarding Opinion as to Appropriate
Penalty or Disregard of Law;
c. The State's Motion in Limine Regarding Prior Criminal History;
d. The State's Motion in Limine Regarding Calling of Witnesses, subject
to the limitation set forth in Amos v. State, 618 So. 2d 157 (Fla. 1993).
e. The State's Motion in Limine to Limit I Exclude Improper Opinion
f. The State's Motion in Limine Regarding CVSA Testing.
As to the States motions regarding evidence concerning Trayvon Martin:
These requests to exclude are granted (evidence inadmissible):
a. Had ever been suspended from school (Johnson v. State, 718 So. 2d
848 (Fla. 5th DCA 1998); Cupas v. State, 57 So. 3d 228 (Fla. 4th DCA
b. Communicated about, or previously used, marijuana (Diaz v. State,
747 So. 2d 1021 (Fla. 3d DCA 1999);
e. Had ever possessed or worn a set of (false) gold teeth;
f. Any aspect of Trayvon Martin's school records and or performance in
school (Johnson, 718 So. 2d at 849);
g. The contents of any text message received or sent by Trayvon Martin
prior to February 26, 2012;
h. The contents of any text message received or sent by Trayvon Martin
on February 26, 2012.
These requests are denied (evidence is admissible)
c. Had ever allegedly been in a fight;
d. Communicated (or that has been attributed to Trayvon Martin) and had
"screen names" via social media, regardless of format and the contents
of any such communications
However: As to the fighting and social media:
The ruling in paragraph 3 is intended as a pretrial ruling and does not
implicitly find that such matters will be admissible at trial. If a
contemporaneous objection is made, the offering party may be required to
establish the relevance, authenticity, and admissibility of such evidence
before it may be presented to the jury.
Ruling on Toxicology:
a. Granted as to allegations of Trayvon Martin's use of marijuana prior to
February 26, 2012;
b. Reserved as to allegations that Trayvon Martin was under the
influence of marijuana on February 26, 2012.
6. The parties shall not discuss any prohibited matters during opening
7. No evidence of these prohibited matters may be introduced through testimony
or by exhibits without prior authorization of the Court.
8. If a party believes that matters excluded pursuant to this Order have become
admissible based upon other evidence presented during the course of the
trial, the party shall request to have the issue heard outside the presence of
the jury. These matters may only be presented to the jury with the prior
authorization of the Court upon a ruling that a party has "opened the door"
and rendered the evidence both relevant and admissible.