Trayvon Martin Texts, Photos Released By George Zimmerman Defense; Controversy Resumes

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Trayvon Martin photos and texts were released by the defense team of George Zimmerman, painting the deceased in a less-than-flattering light.

With that, controversy surrounding the high-profile case has resumed.

Trayvon Martin Photos

Data released from Martin's phone includes texts with a friend regarding fighting, smoking pot and being forced to move out of his mother's house.

Martin, who was killed last year at age 17, spoke of trouble at school. His phone contained photos of a gun and what looks to be a marijuana plant.

A hearing next week will decide if the data can be used at the trial of George Zimmerman, who is charged with fatally shooting the unarmed teen.

Prosecutors want the evidence omitted. Zimmerman, who claims he acted in self-defense and has pleaded not guilty to murder, wants it admitted.

His defense attorney, Mark O'Mara, said:

"If they had suggested that Trayvon is nonviolent and that George is the aggressor, I think that makes evidence of the fighting he has been involved with in the past relevant."

O'Mara has long maintained that Martin attacked Zimmerman first.

The Trayvon Martin photos released by Zimmerman's defense team also show Martin blowing smoke and extending his middle finger to the camera.

In the text messages, Martin tells a friend that his mother has told him he needs to move in with his father since he was caught skipping school.

He also texts with a friend about smoking "weed." In another section, he describes being in a fight where his opponent got more hits than he did.

  • Trayvon Martin Cellphone Pic
  • Seventeen-Year-Old Trayvon Martin
  • Trayvon Martin, 17

Prosecutors have filed a motion asking Circuit Judge Debra Nelson to prevent the photos, texts and other personal info from being used at the trial.

Attorneys for Martin's parents said in a statement that the photos and texts were irrelevant to the Zimmerman murder trial and could pollute the jury pool.

"Is the defense trying to prove Trayvon deserved to be killed by George Zimmerman because (of) the way he looked?" they said in a statement.

"If so, this stereotypical and closed-minded thinking is the same mindset that caused [Zimmerman to pursue] Trayvon, an unarmed kid he didn't know."

The hearing is set for next Tuesday when the judge also will consider the motion to delay the trial so the defense can interview a speech expert.

That witness' account of Trayvon Martin's shouts in 911 calls - and whether they indicate he or Zimmerman is the assailant - are sure to be scrutinized.

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I think he need to in jail Zimmerman be the way the people think so to.

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I have to I'm sad what happened to him god be bless to his life

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So I guess because Treyvon did all that stuff they are saying above and got shot, that its ok to go out and kill/shoot all the kids and adults that do the same thing and get away with it??????????

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i just dont get why george did that. and he knows if he dont go to jail. he will get killed cuss alot of people want him ut i think he GILTY

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Some things that need to be corrected in these posts...1st it wasn't a police officer that said 4 Zimmerman not 2 follow Martin, it was a 911 operator. 2nd the operator also told Zimmerman the police needed to know which way Martin was going, which could of confused Zimmerman. 3rd Martin was on his way 2 a friends house, not home. Lastly, it is absolutely the right thing to allow evidence of Martins character into evididence, b/c Zimmerman claims Martin was the aggressor! In addition, I do not think race played a part in the tragedy. If it were a white guy walking around wearin a hoodie&same outfit, Zimmerman would of probably followed them as well! Now, no 1 deservses 2 b murdered in cold blood! However, I don't doubt what Zimmerman said...I can absolutely see a guy being followed turning around & confronting the person(Zimmerman)! Especially after hearing about the evidence in Martins cell phone. I am curious if that was the case Martin did not call the police when noticed he was being followed?!

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@ Erika

''Confused Zimmerman"? Did you even listen to that 911 call because if you did you'll hear the dispatcher ask him if he wanted to meet the officer down at the "mail box", but by the end of the conversation Zimmerman tells the dispatcher: "Tell the officer to call me instead since I've already given you/ you already have my number"
Seriously why would you make up things when you're not sure of it? It only makes you sound illiterate, not only that it's also an indication that you need to listen/read things thoroughly and understand them before you make up false comments

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It is looking more and more like trayvon may have been more responsible for his own demise than i first thought. Guns, dope, fights, burglary tools...not to mention Zimmerman's head all beaten and bruised. Trial will be interesting. I'm withholding judgement til then.

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No matter what kind of life someone had, they don't deserve to be killed, it's not like Zimmerman had the text and photos and decided he was a bad boy so therefore he deserves to die.

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@ Binky

He may not of had the info then, but if Trayvon saw him following him & he attacked/confronted him & Zimmerman felt his hand go for &/or toward the gun(as he states) should he have hoped his attacker doesn't shoot him?! All the comments r based on Zimmerman being the attacker, when no 1 here knows!! & if Trayvon would of shot Zimmerman racial profiling wldnt b an issue. Smh! Its crazy that most prejudices in this country aren't by "white" americans, but minorities. I believe in equality across "the board"!

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this angers me....they are trying to cloud the jury pool already, before 1 is even picked.....they should NOT be allowed to USE this stuff in the trial....that's MY OPINION, and i'm sticking with it. alisa

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@ Alisa+Neely

I AGREE. And if they do decide to use it so what. Zimmerman killed an unarmed kid. When the Police told him no. Did he listen NO. MEANING Zimmerman have no respect for the REAL POLICE OFFICERS because he thought he was above them.

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@ Alisa+Neely

I agree!

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Let it go the boy was doing things that he shouldn't and boys his age think they will live forever they have to prove something. But this time it ended in him getting killed. No one is perfect and this mistake ended a life and if things were as bad as they are made out to be why wasn't the police called and let them handle this problem. It's sad and his mother and father have lost a son but the picture prove he wasn't the boy they thought he was. I'm a mother and as proud as I am of my son I know he does things he shouldn't but it doesn't stop the love a mother and father has for their child. If the man who shot him is in the wrong then he should go to jail but if what he is saying is true then things need to move on.

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@ Patty

Wow, ok he trayvon may not have a perfect good a great background as a kid like your kids but he did not deserve to be profiled pursued and then ultimately killed just trying to get home. Trayvon did nothing wrong on the night of Feb 26, 2012. Thank you.

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@ Patty

The boy {trayvon} was Not doing things that night. If walking home with a bag of skittles and a drink talking on the phone a crime then everyone should be dead. The police was called and told him NO. He decided to NOT listen. He thought he was above the law. You have a BOY if it happen to your BOY you would be singing a different tune. DID ZIMMERMAN Have some special pyshic power to see in the future. NO. He had a happy trigger finger.

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Honestly this is a sad case and justice needs to be served in this case.

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@ AMK

me to.

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@ AMK

So, you already know who's guilty? How can justice be served before guilt is proven?