ORLANDO, Fla. - Attorneys for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, released another round of evidence Thursday, including the teen's cellphone records and pictures.
Eight reports, totaling more than 20 pages, of Martin's cellphone records were released, including 25 pictures and videos. The evidence also includes school records and videos from the school, a handwritten letter from Witness 8, Zimmerman's medical report from Feb. 27, 2012, and pictures of Witness 25.
The photos show Martin blowing smoke and extending his middle finger to the camera. The photos also show a gun and what appears to be a potted marijuana plant.
In one of the videos of a street fight in Miami, Martin is seen in the background wearing a striped shirt
In the text messages, Martin tells a friend that his mother has told him he needs to move out of her house and move in with his father since he was caught skipping school.
He also talks about fighting in November 2011, saying, "I lost the first round but won the second and third." The person responded back, saying, "it was three rounds, you won one lol but you need to stop fighting for real."
Local 6 legal analyst Luis Calderon says the pictures and texts could help the defense build its case.
"Basically what they want to establish is that this person has violent tendencies," Calderon said. "I think maybe the defense is just trying to muddy the water with this."
There are also text messages from Martin's phone talking about marijuana and hiding it during a bus ride to Orlando.
"I think throwing in the marijuana and the firearm I think they're just trying to portray him in a poor light," said Calderon.
In one of the records, Martin tells someone his mother kicked him out of the house. Some of the texts have been redacted, so it's not clear whom Martin is texting.
Attorney Mark O'Mara also included alerts and emails from the neighborhood Retreat at Twin Lakes, where Martin and Zimmerman's altercation occurred on Feb. 26, 2012. The defense appears to be showing that there were problems in the subdivision in the weeks leading up to the shooting.
In one of the records, Zimmerman sent an email regarding a burglary and a prowler. The Sanford Police Department also gave someone (the name is redacted) a trespassing warning days before the shooting, according to the evidence released.
Local 6 continues to go through the evidence. Check back for more updates and watch Local 6 News for a full report.
Jury selection in Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial is slated to begin June 10.
The defense has also filed a motion for continuance on Thursday in hopes of delaying Zimmerman's trial.
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense. The next hearing in his trial is slated for Tuesday.
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