The attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family claims there have been strategic leaks of records in the case intended to benefit defendant George Zimmerman.
Attorney Benjamin Crump said on Wednesday he wants “full transparency” in the case, and called for all the police files on the subject to be released.
After several news outlets were given access to a sealed medical examiner’s report on Martin and a police report on Zimmerman, Crump was incensed.
“It was leaked for a beneficial purpose, certainly to help George Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense,” he said. “This report needs to be vetted with a keen eye.”
“Look at this in the full context. George Zimmerman made the decision to get out of his car, profile Trayvon Martin, pursue Trayvon Martin and confront him.”
According to NBC News, the autopsy on the slain 17-year-old says that Martin was killed by a single “penetrating gunshot wound to the chest” Feb. 26.
Meanwhile, medical records leaked to ABC News showed Zimmerman likely suffered a broken nose, black eyes and was bleeding from the back of head.
His lawyer, Mark O’Mara, said he may seek a dismissal of the second-degree murder charge against his client under Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
Zimmerman pleaded not guilty last week and is free on bond.