Attorneys for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, released another round of evidence Thursday, including the teen's cellphone records and pictures.
Eight reports, totaling more than 20 pages, of Martin's cellphone records were released, including 25 pictures and videos. The evidence also includes school records and videos from the school, a handwritten letter from Witness 8, Zimmerman's medical report from Feb. 27, 2012, and pictures of Witness 25.
In one of the records, Martin tells someone his mother kicked him out of the house.
"My mom just told me I gotta mov wit my dad [sic]," read one text.
Some of the texts have been redacted so it's not clear who Martin is texting.
Photos include ones of Martin posing with friends, a handgun, a marijuana plant, and what appears to be a fight scene.
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Attorney Mark O'Mara also included alerts and emails from the neighborhood Retreat at Twin Lakes, where Martin and Zimmerman's altercation occurred on Feb. 26, 2012.
In one of the records, Zimmerman sent an email regarding a burglary and a prowler. Sanford Police Department also gave someone a trespassing warning days before the shooting, according to the evidence released.
"The only photos or videos that are relevant or admissible at trial are those of Trayvon taken the day he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman," read a statement by Ben Crump, an attorney representing Trayvon Martin's family. "The pre-trial release of these irrelevant red herrings is a desperate and pathetic attempt by the defense to pollute and sway the jury pool."
READ: Ben Crump's full statement |
Jury selection in Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial is slated to begin June 10. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense. The next hearing in his trial is slated for Tuesday.