Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:43 PM EST

The legal team for George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting and killing Trayvon Martin, has received a copy of the 17-year-old's school records, the [Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday.](http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/trayvon-martin/os-trayvon-mart...) "We are entitled to receive the school records because some information in Trayvon Martin's file could be relevant in the defense of George Zimmerman,"[ the website for Zimmerman's legal defense announced today.](http://www.gzlegalcase.com/index.php/press-releases/80-zimmerman-defense...) The news comes after both the state prosecutors and attorneys for the Martin family objected to the request for the records, arguing that they were irrelevant to the case. But Zimmerman's legal team appealed the decision and in the end prevailed. "Though it sounds horrible to come before you and say, 'I really want to go after the victim's reputation,' that is simply what the Sixth Amendment tells us we have to do," Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman's attorney, told a judge last year.