BLOG: Trayvon Martin Killing: Prosecutors accidentally release picture of dead Trayvon, evidence Zimmerman flunked out of community college

On Thursday, Florida prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin murder trial accidentally released a picture of a dead Trayvon Martin as well as school records for George Zimmerman.

Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. had ruled that photographs of Martin’s body after the February 26 shooting would not be released to the public. The prosecutor violated that ruling with the inadvertent release of a black and white grainy image of Trayvon Martin lying dead on the ground after he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.

If what happened yesterday is any indication of the prosecution’s competency, then people seeking justice for Trayvon Martin should brace themselves for the worst.

The 17-year-old Martin can be seen face-down on a lawn after being shot in a black-and-white photocopied version of a picture taken by a witness.

Special Prosecutor Angela Corey’s office later issued a statement asking reporters to “please disregard and do not use the information contained in the initial e-mail. It was inadvertently attached,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. 

Among the other evidence released was George Zimmerman’s college records, which reveal that Zimmerman did not graduate from Seminole College as he had previously said. He actually flunked out of school because he failed an astronomy course. In addition, he was a lackluster student, because he’d also failed algebra, and his GPA was below a 2.0.

Zimmerman had dreams of being a police officer, but he received a C in “Evil Minds – Violent Predators.” He earned a D in “Intro To Criminal Justice.”

It’s hard to get a degree in criminal justice if a student can’t even pass the introductory course. Zimmerman was, however,  enrolled back at Seminole State College at the time he killed Trayvon Martin, but was kicked out after the shooting.

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