Trayvon Martin: Documents released
MIAMI (AP/WJLA) Prosecutors have handed over documents and other evidence to the defense team of George Zimmerman, the man charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The documents may be heavily redacted, but they still lend insight into the prosecution's case against Zimmerman, who is charged with second degree murder. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty.
First the witness list: While most names are being withheld to prevent intimidation, Trayvon's parents and brother are mentioned. Zimmerman's brother, possible eyewitness Joe Oliver and Zimmerman's friend, Frank Taaffe.
Taaffe previously said of Zimmerman: “he watched the whole neighborhood, he didn't get paid for that, he did it on his own volition."
That night, though, was marked by confusion and in an exclusive video ABC7 took last week, you can see how dark the scene is.
What should shed light on matters: The 67 CD's of videos, the autopsy report, pictures of Zimmerman's wounds and calls to police the state believes will show inconsistencies in his story regarding Trayvon's age.
Here’s an excerpt of the call:
911 Operator: "How old would you say he looks?"
Zimmerman: "He's got (inaudible) on his shirt. Late teens."
911 Operator: "Late teens? OK."
Zimmerman: "Uh, huh. Something's wrong with him."
Also testifying, the audio experts who claim it was martin heard yelling for help that night, not Zimmerman.
ABC News reports that court records show Zimmerman had a pair of black eyes, a nose fracture and two cuts to the back of his head after the fatal shooting.
Zimmerman was treated Feb. 27 at Altamonte Family Practice. A phone call made Tuesday evening to the practice rang unanswered.
Zimmerman's attorney too, is now being targeted and police visited his office again Monday for another threat.
He's now pouring over the boxes of evidence, which will also include surveillance video from the 7-Eleven Trayvon visited that night, video of Zimmerman at the police station and instructions for his neighborhood watch program.
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