George Zimmerman on Thursday asked a judge to let him to move out of Seminole County.
In a two-page motion, defense attorney Mark O'Mara said requiring Zimmerman to stay there has made his job harder. Zimmerman needs to be able "to travel to meet with his lawyers," O'Mara wrote.
They work in neighboring Orange County.
That issue could come up Friday at an unrelated hearing.
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. must decide whether to quash a prosecution subpoena for Zimmerman's medical records from an Altamonte Springs doctor's office.
O'Mara calls the request overly broad and an effort that would reveal private, irrelevant information, but Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda says he needs to know if there are additional records, such as X-rays, documenting injuries Zimmerman says he suffered the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old.
Several weeks ago O'Mara released records from the same clinic about the treatment Zimmerman received the day after the shooting.
They showed that a physician's assistant diagnosed Zimmerman as having a fractured nose, two black eyes, cuts to the back of his head plus a back injury.
Lester will conduct the hearing even though O'Mara has asked an appeals court to boot him off the case.
O'Mara alleges the Sanford judge cannot be fair because he has described Zimmerman as a manipulator and suggested the defendant and his wife were hiding $130,000 and a spare passport so they could flee.
That appeal is pending before the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach.
The state filed a response to the appeal just before 5 p.m. Thursday. A copy of the pleading was not immediately available, but in paperwork filed with Lester last month, de la Rionda called the request "absurd on its face."
He wrote that there is no indication Lester has been unfair to Zimmerman or will be in the future.
It's not clear when the appeals court will make a ruling.
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