May 24th, 2013
08:49 PM ET

New pictures of guns, drugs from Trayvon Martin's cell phone go public

New images of Trayvon Martin paint a dramatically different picture of the teen than the one the Martin Family wants you to see.

Gun, drug texts feature in new Trayvon Martin shooting evidence

Lawyers for George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing then 17-year-old Martin, released the shocking photos and text messages as part of evidence they plan to use to defend Zimmerman when his second degree murder trial start next month.

David Mattingly is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: Crime • Justice • Trayvon Martin
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  1. JUAN

    The character references from the cell phone only point to the fact that Martin was not a 13 year old small boy who went to the store for candy. He was a young man who got into a lot of fights. It does not make it "OK" for him to be shot and killed. It only verifies that, consistent with prior behavior, he pursued Zimmerman and beat him up. Martin did not know Zimmerman had a gun. If he did he would not have started to pound him. The obvious truth is that Martin could have walked away. A sad story, he was very young to die, but he was pounding Zimmerman into hamburger. He picked the wrong person to beat up.

    May 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Reply
  2. Greg Jackson Jr

    Don't get upset when the corks float and the cork is seen.SS

    May 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Reply
  3. arlene montanez

    first of all whatever was happening at that moment has nothing to do what was on his cell phone and with all the movies with the nice hot shot actors coming out with all the gun shooting that's why these kids take pictures with guns because they I think they look cool with it thats all thats about other than that I don't think he was a bad kid the officer shot that kid for no reason if you would follow the training they showed u guys when u became the law than maybe he would b here n his parents would not b going through the pain . In this life time there r more good people out there then the people we trust in n with all the curruptoin n dishonest people like the police politics and all the people that steal it is a disgrace n it is unexpectable it does not matter where u come from n who u know peole just think they r going to get away with it n guess what they do because of who u knw MY GOD BLESS ALL THE ONES TRYING TO STAY HONEST N HOPEFUL N PEACEFUL LIKE MYSELF N FAMILY

    May 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  4. Taffy

    And that makes it ok for him to have been shot and killed?

    May 25, 2013 at 10:39 am | Reply

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