George Zimmerman evidence released in Trayvon Martin shooting case

10:44 PM, May 17, 2012   |    comments
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SANFORD, Florida (WTSP/WKMG) -- The full evidence in the case against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February was released on Thursday.

The state attorney's office released the evidence, which is 183 pages, photos and recordings.

10 News and our partners at WKMG Local 6 in Orlando are going through the information, and will provide updates as we get them.

The slideshow above shows crime scene photographs from the night of the shooting, as well as pictures of the gun used to kill Martin.

Findings in the report to note thus far are:

  • A picture of Zimmerman appearing to have a broken nose, which is detailed in the report.
  • Autopsy report: Martin had THC in his system the night of the shooting.
  • FBI audio analysis: Addresses whether Zimmerman said a racial slur or not.
  • Sanford Police Department's Capias request: Sanford police investigator wrote, "Zimmerman can be heard in the background crying for help." The investigator also writes that "the encounter between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin was ultimately avoidable by Zimmerman if Zimmerman had remained in his vehicle and awaited the arrival of the law enforcement." The investigator also said Zimmerman could have identified himself to Martin as a "concerned citizen."
  • Trayvon Martin's girlfriend, who was on the phone with Martin, said she heard Trayvon Martin say "Get off, get off" and then the phone went dead.

Zimmerman fatally shot Martin last February during a confrontation in a gated community of townhomes in Sanford. Martin was walking home from a 7-Eleven store and Zimmerman called police to report him as suspicious.

Zimmerman has claimed self-defense and has entered a not guilty plea.

The lack of an arrest in Martin's death for 44 days inspired protests nationwide.

Photo Gallery: Trayvon Martin photos

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