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Trayvon Martin 7-Eleven Surveillance Video Shows Slain Teen Shortly Before He Was Killed. 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.

Trayvon Martin 7-Eleven Surveillance Video Shows Slain Teen Shortly Before 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. What happened next remains in dispute. Experts say Zimmerman attorney made smart move. SANFORD, Fla.

Experts say Zimmerman attorney made smart move

(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. Zimmerman apologized to Martin's parents, who were in the courtroom for the bail hearing, in a surprise appearance on the witness stand. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty and claims self-defense. "I am sorry for the loss of your son," said Zimmerman, marking the first time he has spoken in public about the confrontation with the unarmed black teen. George Zimmerman Photo Shows Bloody Head After Trayvon Martin Shooting.

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.

George Zimmerman Photo Shows Bloody Head After Trayvon Martin Shooting

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. " George Zimmerman apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s family, could be released from jail soon. Click photo to view more images.

George Zimmerman apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s family, could be released from jail soon

(Reuters, Pool) Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET. Judge quits Trayvon Martin case, cites conflict. ORLANDO, Fla.

Judge quits Trayvon Martin case, cites conflict

(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. Nancy Grace Ignores Trayvon Martin Case. Trayvon Martin Cartoonist: Texas Students Petition To Reinstate Stephanie Eisner At Campus Newspaper. The cartoon by Stephanie Eisner which was published in The Daily Texan.

Trayvon Martin Cartoonist: Texas Students Petition To Reinstate Stephanie Eisner At Campus Newspaper

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. The dismissal of Eisner and backlash from students spurred UT student Samian Quazi to start an online petition asking The Daily Texan editors to reinstate Eisner. Quazi used to be an opinion columnist for the paper, although he says he doesn't personally know Eisner. "I'm outraged at the whole reaction," Quazi said.

Quazi further explained his position in a local blog. Who are the Zimmermans? Now playing Who is Gov.

Who are the Zimmermans?

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NBC: George Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin case. 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,, and NBC News Updated at 7:09 a.m. ET: George Zimmerman is in custody in Florida and will be charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, authorities announced Wednesday.

His attorney said he would plead not guilty. "We did not come to this decision lightly," Angela Corey, the special prosecutor appointed by Florida Gov. Read the criminal information (.pdf) Corey had previously said she wouldn't present the case to a grand jury, which took first-degree murder off the table. "I think he's troubled by the fact the state decided to charge him," O'Mara said. George Zimmerman launches website for donations via PayPal for legal, living expenses. Zimmerman in police custody. (Sanford Police Dept.) Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman has apparently launched a website——to relay a message thanking his supporters, and to collect donations via PayPal for his living and defense expenses.

The site had been down intermittently on Monday afternoon. "I am the real George Zimmerman," a message on the site begins. "On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. Trayvon Martin shooting: no grand jury for Zimmerman. 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.

The grand jury had been set to meet Tuesday in Sanford, Fla., where the Feb. 26 shooting occurred. George Zimmerman charged with 2nd-degree murder: Trayvon Martin shooter to remain in jail (LIVE coverage) 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.

George Zimmerman charged with 2nd-degree murder: Trayvon Martin shooter to remain in jail (LIVE coverage)

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. Obama Comments on Trayvon Martin: ‘He Would Look Like My Son’ Trayvon Williams While introducing his pick for the new head of the World Bank, President Obama commented on the Trayvon Martin case.

Obama Comments on Trayvon Martin: ‘He Would Look Like My Son’

And he made it personal. “I can only imagine what these parents are going through,” he said, “and when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids. And you know, I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this.” Little Green Footballs. Geraldo Rivera on the Dangers of Clothing. Fox News Commenters Spew Another Deluge of Racist Hatred at Trayvon Martin and President Obama. Perhaps Obama, Sharpton and Louis Eugene Wolcott (aka Louis Farrakhan) can hold a “Malt Liquour Summit.”

Fox News Commenters Spew Another Deluge of Racist Hatred at Trayvon Martin and President Obama

Also, have you noticed the femininity of both Farrakhan and Rev. Unbelievable: Newt Gingrich Calls Obama's Comments on Trayvon Martin 'Disgraceful' 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? Newt Gingrich Attacks Obama for Trayvon Martin Comments. The Trayvon Martin case reveals a vigilante spirit in the US justice system. 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. Although a federal investigation is under way, Martin's parents have asked the US department of justice to investigate possible meddling by the state's attorney's office with investigations by Sanford police the night of the killing.

George Zimmerman's Friend! "All He Had To Respond With Is I'm Visiting My Mother. What's The Problem?" + Trayvon Martin's Girlfriend Responds. Geraldo Rivera finds real culprit in Trayvon Martin slaying: The hoodie. Geraldo Rivera (Joe Burbank, Pool/AP) Geraldo Rivera Blames Trayvon Martin And His Parents For Wearing Hoodie! What Everyone Should Know About Trayvon Martin (1995-2012) All Major News Outlets Cover Trayvon Martin Tragedy, Except Fox News. By Judd Legum on March 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm. Department Of Justice Opens Investigation Into Case Of Black Teenager Killed By Neighborhood Watch Captain. ORLANDO, Fla. – The Department of Justice is launching an investigation into the shooting death of a black Florida teenager by a neighborhood watch captain last month.

In a statement released Monday, the DOJ said the investigation would be a joint operation between its Civil Rights Division, the U.S. The Blaze, Site Founded By Glenn Beck, Insinuates That Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Was Troublemaker. An ugly story may be getting uglier. Sharpton Calls for Arrest of George Zimmerman After Shooting of Trayvon Martin in ‘Self-Defense’ Check update below. Rightly or wrongly, people frequently criticize Al Sharpton for being too willing to exploit racial controversy. Trayvon Martin Tragedy: College Students Hold Rallies Across The Nation.

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Shooting of Trayvon Martin. - Breaking news, science and tech news, world news, US news, local news. Did Trayvon Shooter Abuse 911? Trayvon Martin Case: Does Florida Law Protect Shooter? In September 2010, Trevor Dooley stormed into a park near his home outside Tampa, angry because a teenager was skateboarding on the basketball court. Dooley was carrying a .32-caliber semiautomatic handgun in his pants, and it was visible to David James, 41, who was in the park with his 8-year-old daughter. James tried to disarm Dooley, who is now 71, and as the two men tussled on the ground, Dooley shot James in the chest, killing him. Prosecutors, not surprisingly, charged Dooley with manslaughter.