Trayvon Martin Case: Defense Releases Texts and Photos on Trayvon’s Phone

In one text, Trayvon talks about smoking "weed"

trayvon martin smilingGeorge Zimmerman’s defense attorneys want the jury to see texts and photos from 17- year-old Trayvon Martin’s cellphone, and an upcoming hearing will determine if they can show the information in court.

The information includes texts with a friend about fighting and smoking marijuana and photos that show a gun and what appears to be a potted marijuana plant. Some photos also show Martin blowing smoke and extending his middle finger to the camera.

Zimmerman, who is charged with fatally shooting Martin last year during a confrontation at a gated community in Sanford, is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming self-defense. The long-awaited trial starts next month.

Prosecutors have filed a motion asking Circuit Judge Debra Nelson to prevent the photos, texts and other personal information from being used at the trial. The hearing is set for next Tuesday.

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