Prosecutors accidentally release photo of Trayvon Martin’s body
A Florida prosecutor hoping to convict George Zimmerman of murder in the Trayvon Martin shooting made a humiliating blunder when her office released a photo of the teen’s body. The documents were released today by the office of Special Prosecutor Angela Corey in the case of Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in Martin’s February 26 death.But among the pages of evidence was a photo of Martin taken right after his death, as well as Zimmerman’s college records – which were supposed to be kept confidential. The image, published by TheSmokingGun.com, showed the teen’s body face-down in a grassy area where he had been shot in a scuffle with Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watch captain. The files revealed that officers found Martin’s blood on a bag of Skittles in his pocket, and emails from the Sanford Police Department, the Orlando Sentinel reported. The records from Seminole State College revealed that Zimmerman had been placed on academic probation in 2011 for failing to keep his grade point average above 2.0. They also said that Zimmerman had been granted an administrative withdrawal about a month after the shooting. Meanwhile, Zimmerman will seek to have second-degree murder charges dismissed under Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his attorney said Thursday.