Trayvon Martin Case
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Trayvon Martin walked into a Sanford, Fla., 7-Eleven on Feb. 26, purchased a bag of Skittles and an Arizona iced tea, and before he was able to return to his father's fiancée's home, he was killed. Surveillance footage from the convenience store that evening is among the evidence prosecutors released Thursday, ABC News reports. A short time later, Martin encountered 28-year-old George Zimmerman , a neighborhood watch volunteer, who called a 911 dispatcher to report "a real suspicious guy." When Zimmerman told the dispatcher he was going to follow the suspicious person, he was told, "We don't need you to do that," but did so nonetheless.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — By questioning a state investigator on the witness stand during a routine bail hearing , George Zimmerman 's defense attorney showed some of the weaknesses in prosecutors' claims that the neighborhood watch volunteer committed second-degree murder, legal experts say. A judge ruled Friday that Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail while he awaits trial on murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a Feb. 26 confrontation in a Sanford, Fla. gated community.
A new picture of George Zimmerman, aired publicly for the first time today by ABC News , appears to show blood dripping down the back of his head minutes after he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. Zimmerman stands charged with second-degree murder, but claims he acted in self-defense after Martin slammed his head into the concrete during a scuffle. The original police report from that night noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the head and nose, but grainy surveillance footage from the police station soon after the shooting was much less conclusive than today's new evidence. The photo was reportedly taken with an iPhone by an unnamed person who said they heard the fight, but did not see it. Zimmerman told the photographer to call his wife, and when asked what to say, responded, "Man, just tell her I shot someone."
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin shooting case removed herself Wednesday after the attorney for defendant George Zimmerman argued she had a possible conflict of interest relating to her husband. Judge Kenneth M. Lester Jr. will preside over the case, including the Friday bail hearing for the neighborhood watch volunteer, according to a news release from the court. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the Feb. 26 shooting of the unarmed Martin, 17.
The cartoon by Stephanie Eisner which was published in The Daily Texan. A group of students at the University of Texas believe their campus newspaper went too far when they fired a cartoonist responsible for a controversial illustration about the media coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting . Stephanie Eisner, a sophomore at UT, caused an uproar for a cartoon which attempted to critique the media coverage of Martin's death and the investigation of shooter George Zimmerman. The editors initially defended their publishing of it, but eventually removed it from their website and announced Eisner was no longer on staff .
On tonight’s Hannity , host Sean Hannity and his guests took a look at something of a seedy underbelly of the Trayvon Martin story– the calls for violence from fringe groups that have attached themselves to the story to make noise, namely the New Black Panther Party. Their “hate speech” unaccounted for, the panel expressed concern about the ties between the President and this group. RELATED: Limbaugh Is ‘Literally In A State Of Disbelief’ Obama Hasn’t Commented On New Black Panthers ‘Bounty’
Hours after Florida Special Prosecutor Angela Corey announced that George Zimmerman had been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Martin's parents told NBC's Brian Williams that Zimmerman's arrest helps fulfill their goal of bringing their son's shooter to justice. By M. Alex Johnson, msnbc.com, and NBC News
Zimmerman in police custody. (Sanford Police Dept.) Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman has apparently launched a website — TheRealGeorgeZimmerman.com — to relay a message thanking his supporters, and to collect donations via PayPal for his living and defense expenses.
Zimmerman in police custody. (Sanford Police Dept.) Florida state attorney Angela Corey, the special prosecutor appointed to investigate the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, said on Monday that the case will not go to a grand jury. The decision does not rule out the possibility that George Zimmerman, Martin's shooter, could be arrested.
George Zimmerman, center, stands with a Seminole County deputy and his attorney Mark O'Mara during a court hearing … [ EDITOR'S NOTE: This story will be updated throughout the day. Refresh this page for updates . ] UPDATE, 3:45 p.m. ET: The affadavit filed Wednesday by prosecutors to establish probable cause of second-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin case has been released by the court.
Trayvon Williams While introducing his pick for the new head of the World Bank, President Obama commented on the Trayvon Martin case. And he made it personal.
Perhaps Obama, Sharpton and Louis Eugene Wolcott (aka Louis Farrakhan) can hold a “Malt Liquour Summit.” Also, have you noticed the femininity of both Farrakhan and Rev. Wright? A natural attraction for B.O. […] Trayvon = Like most Bl acks he’s illegitimate. Where’s his father?
Speaking today on the Sean Hannity radio show, Newt Gingrich found a way to picture President Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin as “ disgraceful .” What’s disgraceful is Gingrich’s bizarre criticism; believe it or not, he’s saying that Obama would have been just fine “if it had been a white who had been shot.” What the hell is wrong with Newt Gingrich?
Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy Martin, attends a rally in his son's honour in Florida last week. Photograph: Angel Valentin/Getty Images The shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, has exposed the issue of official misconduct, as police have failed to arrest, and prosecutors have refused to indict, George Zimmerman, Martin's self-professed killer. Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watch volunteer, claimed Martin looked suspicious and that he shot him in self-defence.