Mistake or Not: Procesecutors Release Corspe Pictures of Trayvon Martin
The Smoking Gun reports that Florida prosecutors accidentally distributed a photo of Trayvon Martin‘s corpse and copies of his accused killer George Zimmerman’s college records, material that Florida law deems confidential and exempt from disclosure.
Prosecutor Angela Corey‘s office mistakenly included the documents in supplemental discovery records distributed Thursday morning to a variety of media outlets including The Smoking Gun.
The photocopied, black-and-white photograph of the deceased Martin, laying face-down on the ground, was one of three taken by an unnamed witness. After realizing the error, one of Corey’s aide sent out an e-mail emphasizing that the “photo depicting the killing of a person” was “confidential and exempt” in accordance with Florida state law.
Zimmerman’s 61 pages of leaked college records, from his tenure at Seminole State College of Florida, include his application to the community college and his transcripts. The documents reveal Zimmerman’s poor grades that resulted in an academic probation in 2011.