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Trayvon Martin Killing Ultimately Avoidable, Says Police Report in Newly Released Evidence

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By HVnews
May 18, 2012 at 8:13 am



For such a high-profile case like the killing of Trayvon Martin, there’s a certain danger to releasing evidence to the public without clear context. Mostly everybody has made up their mind on such a case, and each side will cherry-pick the the evidence to vehemently argue their amateur legal case.

Special Prosecutor Angela Corey’s office on Thursday released several videos, crime scene photos, witness interviews, the autopsy report and many more documents relating to the night self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman called 911 to report a suspicious person and killed the unarmed 17-year-old Martin with the semiautomatic Kel-Tec PF9 9mm pistol seen here.

Zimmerman faces a second-degree-murder charge for his role the February 26 incident, for which he has claimed self-defense. But a police report released with the evidence on Thursday says the situation was “ultimately avoidable” if Zimmerman had simply “remained in his vehicle” and waited for police to arrive like the dispatcher recommended. Can you ‘stand your ground’ when you initiate matters?

 


MORE ON THE KILLING OF TRAYVON MARTIN HERE:

Can Human Beings Sink Any Lower? Trayvon Martin Is Now a Gun Range Target
Zimmerman Apologizes in Court, Judge Sets Bond at $150K in Trayvon Martin Case
45 Days Later: Zimmerman Arrested, Charged With 2nd Degree Murder


 

One video released shows Martin buying the now infamous Arizona Iced Tea and Skittles that have since come to define this how an unarmed boy was shot in the chest from no more than 18 inches away.

The autopsy showed that Martin had “the drug THC” in his system, though medical experts say the trace amount was not enough to affect his judgment that evening.

Click here to see crime scene photos from the case, courtesy of Producer Matthew’s Flickr.

Click here to see Zimmerman photos from that night, courtesy of Producer Matthew’s Flickr.

 

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MORE ON THE KILLING OF TRAYVON MARTIN HERE:

Can Human Beings Sink Any Lower? Trayvon Martin Is Now a Gun Range Target
Zimmerman Apologizes in Court, Judge Sets Bond at $150K in Trayvon Martin Case
45 Days Later: Zimmerman Arrested, Charged With 2nd Degree Murder
‘Long Live Zimmerman’ Spray-Painted on Wall of OSU’s Black Cultural Center Building
Here’s George Zimmerman’s Account of How Trayvon Martin Was Killed
An Open Letter to Geraldo Rivera, By ‘Most People’
Obama: ‘If I Had A Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon’
10 Obama-Hating Reactions to the President’s Comments on Trayvon Martin Killing
LeBron & Miami Heat Wear Hoodies for Trayvon
Scenes from the ‘Million Hoodie March’ in NYC
Being American While Black
The Killing of Trayvon Martin: Listen to the 911 Calls
Justice for Trayvon? Feds Step In to Investigate Teen’s Murder
The Trayon Martin Killing Explained, by Mother Jones


 

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