Lawyers: Open Zimmerman File

    George Zimmerman, center, stands with his attorney Mark O'Mara, right, and a Seminole County Deputy during a court hearing Thursday April 12, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.  Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of the 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel, Pool)

    Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel / AP Photos

    Media outlets including NBC and The New York Times filed Monday to have the court records unsealed in the case against George Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder after shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. Court files are normally considered public records in the Sunshine State, but a judge sealed Zimmerman’s file last week. In the eight-page motion filed this morning, lawyers for the media outlets argued that there’s no reason to seal the file, especially because much of the evidence in the case has already been reported.

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