Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Crime photos, autopsy to be released in Trayvon Martin case

Florida Judge Kenneth Lester has ordered the release of more material in the Trayvon Martin case, including crime scene photos, an autopsy report and tests conducted on George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of the unarmed teenager.
Lester ordered the material released within 15 days, USA TODAY's Yamiche Alcindor reports.
The judge, however, ruled that the names of the witnesses in the case will be withheld, along with photos of the teen's body.

Also being released:
  • Zimmerman's statements to police
  • Zimmerman's calls to 911 and the Sanford, Fla., police
  • Comments by "Witness Nine"
  • E-mails to Sanford police about the case
  • E-mails from witnesses to Sanford police, with their names redacted.
  • Transcripts of Zimmerman's jailhouse calls
Zimmerman, 28, remains in jail, where he was taken after his bond was revoked.
Earlier this month, the judge ruled that Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, had lied about how much money they had during an earlier bond hearing.
Shellie Zimmerman was arrested and charged with perjury in connection with her statements on the family's finances.
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, has claimed that he shot 17-year-old Trayvon in self-defense in February in a gated community in Sanford.

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