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Fla. prosecutors mistakenly release photo of Trayvon Martin's body
 
Trayvon Martin was walking through an Orlando-area gated community when a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman, claiming he was acting in self defense, shot and killed the unarmed teen.
Trayvon Martin was walking through an Orlando-area gated community when a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman, claiming he was acting in self defense, shot and killed the unarmed teen.
REUTERS/Courtesy the Martin family

On Thursday, Florida prosecutors accidentally released a photo of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's body to several media outlets, quickly retracting the grainy, "barely recognizable," black-and-white photo 25 minutes later. Under state law, the photo — and a record of shooter George Zimmerman's college grades, also mistakenly distributed — are confidential and exempt from disclosure. The grades showed that Zimmerman failed a class and didn't graduate, despite his earlier claims, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

 

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