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Trayvon Martin cell phone pictures, school records released

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Updated: 7/10/2013 5:32 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (WFTV) -- Attorneys for George Zimmerman have released another round of evidence that include multiple photos and texts from Trayvon Martin's cellphone, as well as school records and videos.

Zimmerman has maintained he shot and killed the 17-year-old Martin in self-defense as the teen was attacking him near his Sanford home. He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges.


Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, could use in Zimmerman's defense several videos that were extracted from Martin's cellphone, as well as several videos from the Miami Dade Schools Police Department and Martin's school records.

Circuit Judge Debra Nelson allowed the defense to delve into Martin's personal life and phone records, ruling the information could be relevant if it showed the teenager had a propensity for violence.

The photos are in sharp contrast to the ones of Martin that were released soon after his shooting death.

One of the photos shows Martin blowing smoke and others show what appear to be a marijuana plant.

There are also photos of someone holding a Glock handgun, but it's unclear if the hand in the image is Martin's.

There are also dozens of text messages the defense said it could present as evidence in Zimmerman's trial.

One of the text messages retrieved from Martin's cellphone shows a message he sent to someone saying his mother had kicked him out of the house because police caught him out of school.

Martin also said a teacher accused him of hitting someone during a fight in school.

There will be a hearing next week so the judge can determine which evidence will be used at the trial.

Other evidence includes multiple emails and a video that was posted to Martin's YouTube channel.

In the meantime, O'Mara is also asking a judge to deny prosecutors' request that the teen's marijuana use be off limits.

He filed a motion Monday claiming that Martin likely was under the influence of marijuana at the time of his death in February 2012.

Attorney Don West said that could be relevant to a jury evaluating Martin's actions the night he was shot.

Zimmerman's trial is scheduled to start June 10.

Prosecutors have asked a judge to not allow Martin's drug use or other personal matters from being used at trial.

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1911a145acp - 7/18/2013 10:43 AM
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The pistol in images found on TM's phone is NOT a GLOCK- rather a Smith & Wesson SIGMA SV 40 pistol, Polymer frame, stainless steel slide, the stainless steel magazine in the image is loaded with hollow point ammunition.The pistol in it's standard configuration has a magazine capacity of 14 +1 rounds. The slender hands holding the weapon look very similar to the hands that are "giving the fingers" in other images from TM's phone. No way to tell for sure....

Mousietung - 6/27/2013 4:04 PM
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From the info here and other sources INCLUDING THE PROSECUTION S STAR WITNESS , the only blatant racist comment spoken seems to be when Trayvon says he being followed by a" creepy ass c&@(%+&". "C&@(%+&" is the word racist blacks use to describe white folks. So this might be racial after all! A real hate crime this is.Mmmm.. I was no angel teen either and trouble found me when I looked for trouble but I was verry lucky to have escaped that . Trayvon wasn't that lucky. Sounds like he was gonna find a bullet one way or another. The texts say it all. Why was he looking for a gun? nuff said .

doug1 - 6/22/2013 12:13 PM
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innocent until PROVEN GUILTY. is it murder 2 or manslaughter? and time served?

MadameX - 6/10/2013 1:00 PM
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How wonderful to try and defend someone when you haven't received all of the evidence from the SA's office. This is not the first time this particular SA's office continues to be criticized for negligence to provide evidence to the defense and wouldn't doubt if for one minute in this case either --

Realchange - 5/24/2013 2:25 PM
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Neither Martin or Zimmerman where angels. I don't recall the judge deciding things like Zimmerman's records being reviewed to decide if the jury can hear them. Two men are on trial here one dead and one to determine if he murdered the other. The fact comes down to who attacked who first decides the case. You cannot attack someone because you think they might be following you and calling the police. You can attack someone if you in danger for your life. You cannot start a fight then pull out a deadly weapon when the fight goes against you as well. IF Zimmerman attacked Martin firs then he committed murder. If he was attacked after checking on the boy then its self defense.

Danielle - 5/24/2013 1:21 PM
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What teenage boy is 100% an angel?!?! NONE! Im not sure what immature conversation Trayvon was having via text or a few pictures of marijuana plants and guns have to do with him losing his life to some "wanna-be" neighborhood watch cop?!

nativejax - 5/23/2013 9:47 PM
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No, this thugs family already made millions from the HOA. They didn't care about their kid before this happened and they don't care about the truth now, they got their money.

Pe535 - 5/23/2013 5:25 PM
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Wow, it never is what it seems is it?? Maybe that's why Jesse Jackson and Sharpton went away. Parents always come out and tell you what an innocent and sweet child it was and that he would never hurt anyone. I think Zimmerman said that he was turning away and leaving but Trayvon come back after him. I also agree with another comment I heard right after "had Zimmermans name been Gonzolez Jackson and Sharpton would have been no where around. But because the name sounded "white" they just couldn't help themselves. Because blacks and Hispanics kill each other all the time in LA, Chicago, Detroit ect....but they just couldn't help themselves with a white sounding name to come protest. These people make their money off flaming racism and its a shame.

whosaysnocan - 5/23/2013 4:27 PM
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Knew this kid was not the one his parents were trying to make him to be. He was a punk, thug in the making. Good that his texts and photos will be used in evidence during Zimmerman's trial. While my opinion is that Zimmerman should have stood down as the 911 operator told him to, his choice to confront this boy will haunt him always. As for his wife lying about their finances, that was another foolish choice.
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