Zimmerman's Attorneys Misstated Nature of Trayvon Martin Video

Zimmerman's Attorneys Misstated Nature of Trayvon Martin Video

George Zimmerman's attorneys backtrack on claims that Trayvon Martin had a cellphone video of two friends beating up a homeless man.

Published June 3, 2013

George Zimmerman's attorneys have apologized for stating in court Tuesday (May 28) that Trayvon Martin recorded on his cellphone two friends beating up a homeless man. 

In a statement released Sunday, defense attorneys say the video was actually of two homeless men fighting over a bicycle. Trayvon and his friend came across the dispute and decided to record it. 

"Though it was unintentional, it is a particular concern to us because we are and have been committed to disputing misinformation in every aspect of this case, not causing it," the statement reads. "For that, Mr. O’Mara apologizes."

The video was part of evidence defense attorneys wanted to use in the upcoming second-degree murder trial, which begins on June 10. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty and claims self-defense in killing Trayvon. 

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Written by Natelege Whaley


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