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Attorney releases FBI reports on Trayvon Martin case
George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, was raised Catholic and served as an altar boy for a decade.
George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, was raised Catholic and served as an altar boy for a decade.
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lorida State Attorney Angela Corey released a 284-page FBI report concerning the death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February. The document shows that Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman, "had a pattern of calling authorities about criminal activities and safety issues in the neighborhood" of Sanford, where Martin was shot. Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder, maintains that he acted in self-defense, and that his actions were lawful under Florida's "stand your ground" law. The report details how Zimmerman made a half dozen calls to Sanford police in the months leading to his altercation with Martin. As part of a Justice Department investigation, the report seeks to determine if Martin's civil rights were violated and Zimmerman's actions were racially motivated, and its findings could be used by both prosecutors and Zimmerman's defense team.

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