Prosecutors Mistakenly Release Photo Of Trayvon Martin’s Body

The photo and records were among 76 documents mistakenly released

trayvon martin and george zimmermanA grainy photo of Trayvon Martin’s lifeless body and George Zimmerman’s school records were mistakenly released to the media yesterday by prosecutors in the case, according to CNN.

The photo and records were among 76 court documents that special prosecutor Angela Corey says were mistakenly released.

She issued a statement asking reporters to “please disregard and do not use the information contained in the initial e-mail. It was inadvertently attached.” She later sent a portion of the documents without the records or the photo.

In June, the judge in the case ruled that Martin’s photos would not be released to the public.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SELUFK6UXXMB5WKXWD2V7SYOUI Guz

    Why do they persist in using a photo of TM much younger than he was at the time he apparently beat Zimmerman?

    • Zarcady

      They need to demonize Zimmerman and to deify Trayvon in order to keep the media frenzy going and to promote racial hatred. You can’t do that with a pic of a big, grilled up, menacing looking, hoodie wearing black kid flashing a gang sign. So you go with the picture of a 12 year old kid who looks like one of the Cosby kids and go with the picture of Zimmerman in orange jail jumpsuit so that the reader/viewer’s subconscious mind makes the connection of: criminal kills little innocent black kid. In this way they enrage those with predisposed bias’s which in turn creates more stories and perpetuates the race wars.

      Another victory for the media in order to keep themselves in business with follow-on after follow-on story.

      • Mr.R

        You’re an idiot. “Promote racial hatred” you say? The whole altercation started because of race and George Zimmerman’s distrusts of black people. You cannot be this stupid. But then again, half of our nation thinks the Earth is 6,000 years old and flat. And Einstein did say human stupidity is infinite, so I cannot be surprised by your comment. Your post zarcady reeks of ignorance including the 29 morons who liked your illogical post.

    • MissTee

      Who cares? It’s not about the stupid photo. In the newer photos, he looks pretty much exactly the same, just a little older. Some people really, really want Martin to be seen as a thug, so they have to harp on what photo accompanies the article because the facts aren’t on their side.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Violet/100003659273064 Elaine Violet

      I have never seem people question the photo that is used in the case of a murder victim as in the Trayvon Martin case…I really dont get what difference it makes…When that nut job Zimmerman was following him that day he knew the size and build of Trayvon and it did not matter him!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/phil.traver Phil Traver

    why not show the punks dead body? scared that the media won’t portrey him as an innocent young kid like the one previously released that is 5 years old? why not show the world what zimmerman faced that night as he was getting beat upy this wanna-be thug? all zimmerman was doing was protecting his neighborhood from a thief so get over it. dumbazz punk shouldn’t have brought a hoodie to gun fight .

    • hud

      Stfu U Ugly As BiTCh u RaCist Motherfucker

      • David Blumenthal

        tough guy, go to florida!

      • http://twitter.com/4aFreeUSA ~

        So that is what makes you seem less of a racist? LOL Good job hiding it.

      • galensdad

        So articulate!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=46902989 Rhea Jones-Price

      Riiight. So the “wannabe” thug in the situation is the dude who DIDN’T have a gun, right? Oh, and you think “wanna be” thugs go out to get iced tea and Skittles, and then decide, “You know, I feel like whoopin’ somebody’s behind today. Hopefully I run into somebody walking around on a rainy night, even with my hands full of these Skittles and iced tea. I think I’ll call my girlfriend too right before I do it.” Go on, Phil. Please tell me more about what Trayvon STOLE from anyone in the neighborhood, since Zimmerman was trying to protect the neighborhood from a thief. Since you are so certain of what happened, we see why Trayvon was out that night. Did Zimmerman have any business out that night? While you’re at it, Phil, explain to us how Zimmerman is to be believed even though he has shown that he is not above lying to get himself out of legal trouble.

      Zimmerman was SUPPOSED to get beat up. When a cop tells you not to follow, you don’t follow. Personally, if I didn’t think I could win in a fair fight, and I felt I had to bring a gun…I would probably not engage the individual in the first place. But hey, don’t let COMMON SENSE stand in the way of your argument, Phil.

      • http://www.facebook.com/steve.glendening Steve Glendening

        The dispatcher was not a police officer, She was just a dispatcher

        • MissTee

          So what ? The dispatcher tells you to stay put, you stay put. If you pursue a “suspicious” person in the dark, you’re starting a confrontation. If a person is being pursued in the dark, they have the right to defend themselves, even if they are black.

      • jasbeagle

        Win a fair fight? George was jumped by a stranger, he was not in a boxing ring. Why do blacks and liberals insist that George was told by a cop NOT TO FOLLOW? This is something, the young pics also, that weak minded people hang on to in DESPERATION. GZ was told by someone “we don’t need you to do that.” GZ was NOT ORDERED TO STOP DOING ANYTHING. The self described “nolimitnigga” was not raised right by his parents. They failed and don’t deserve a red cent.

        • MissTee

          You are just going on semantics (a weak defense if there ever was one). George was told by the dispatcher not to follow. He followed. He started a confrontation. He murdered a kid. This ultimately has nothing to do with “blacks and liberals” (whatever that means). You can’t start a fight and claim self defense. I know it’s really hard to accept, but black people have the same rights as anyone else. Martin had as much right to “stand his ground” as George would have if he had been the victim. If only Martin had had a gun and, as an act of self defense, had taken this psychopath off the streets. George’s next victim (and there will be one if he gets off) would be safe. You can ignore the evidence of George’s violent past, you can ignore the fact that he’s a perjurer, and you can continue to insist that Martin was a bad kid (with no evidence). But all this just proves that you are a virulent racist. That’s a decay in your soul that’s hard to fix, and it only grows. I feel really sorry for you.

          • http://twitter.com/4aFreeUSA ~

            “George was told by the dispatcher not to follow. He followed.” This is the type of crap that people are using to build a case against Zimmerman. The police said “we don’t need you to do that” and he complied and said “OK”. Nothing shows he continued to follow but was in fact heading back to his vehicle when Trayvon decided to confront him. There is no evidence to the contrary. I am always amused that the racist are the most vocal shouting “racist” to those who choose not to buy into their version of the facts.

          • StopAlready

            Martin tried to take the gun. Nolimitnigga found the limit. Both men were Black. 94% of blacks killed are by other blacks.

          • Weren’tThere

            Your missing the point. Black teens were robbing the place. Martin went down the back way. Just because somebody follows you, don’t attack them.

        • Zach Meagher

          You’re missing the point here. They would have never been a “fight” if Georgie boy didn’t approach Trayvon in the first place. He got out of his car to approach him, so to place the blame on Trayvon is ridiculous.

        • Tim Moore

          my mom didn’t raise me right either. She should of told me about welfare and food stamps and told me the more worthless that I am in this country the better I get treated.

      • sononmbulist

        Speaking of common sense, why would you believe that a kid suspended from school, drug user, much bigger than Zimmerman, pissed that he was under surveillance didn’t initiate the fight.

        You would still be in Trayvon’s corner had Zimmerman not had the gun and was beaten to death. It’s still the white guy’s fault according to people like you who already have the racial bias thing going.

        Being part of neighborhood watch gave him the right to be out in the middle of the complex he lived in. No one said he STOLE anything, it was probably very hard to ask questions while being sucker punched by someone much bigger than you are. As far as a fair fight, when there are criminals around who don’t want to go to jail, them having a gun is not out of the question. Criminals do not take certified gun handling classes, but honest citizens interested in protecting themselves do.

        AS far as believing him no one asks you too, but there is one thing you can do but refuse to do is to look at the evidence. What injuries Zimmerman received, what was happening in the complex with criminals, and most especially the aggressive and unprovoked attack initiated by Trayvon.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=46902989 Rhea Jones-Price

          Sonombulist, first look at Louis Bocchetti’s comment, then look again at mine. Count how many times I mentioned race, and look at how many times Louis does. And you still mean to tell me that racial bias is something “people like me” have?

          When you’re done with that, PLEASE tell me how being a kid suspended from school (because of marijuana), a drug user, or the fact that he was bigger or “pissed” (I’d say frightened) that he was being watched means that he started the fight. Any of that there evidence that you cite say anything about any violent propensities on Trayvon’s part? Plenty of teenagers pretend to be stuff they’re not on Facebook to impress other kids, (Heck, rappers pretend to be stuff they’re not) so his FB isn’t really indicative of anything. Had Trayvon been arrested for beating anyone up? In a word, no. Why, then, is it not just as likely, nay, MORE likely, that the fight was initiated by someone who was charged with resisting arrest and battering a police officer, or someone who wanted to be a police officer so bad that he felt like playing the hero? Someone who knew he had a gun just in case something popped off? It’s extremely probable that Zimmerman got to smelling himself, feeling his nuts, felt like he could be a hero, engaged the boy, found out the boy could whoop him, and then shot him when he realized he couldn’t win the fight.

          You must admit, my characterization is not far-fetched at all.

          • MissTee

            Amen. I teach elementary age kids and some of my students’ Facebook pages have pictures of them obviously mugging it up and acting tough, but the same kids burst into tears if someone says something mean abut their mama. I think had Trayvon been white, and had had the same Facebook pictures, they wouldn’t be an issue at all. It’s all a ruse from these people. They can’t be honest about their racism, so they make up excuses for George. I hate racism, but I guess I could respect honesty if these people just admitted it.

          • http://twitter.com/4aFreeUSA ~

            Since Zimmerman’s nose was broken with the first blow, yes I would say that Trayvon started the altercation. Since he was on top of Zimmerman bashing his head into the concrete I would say his attack came as a surprise to Zimmerman who was anything but a non-Black looking to harass a Black Guy or someone to shoot. The gun wasn’t touched until Trayvon saw it and said he was going to kill Zimmerman. If anyone made this a case about race it was the Blacks who began accusing Zimmerman of “hunting down an unarmed Black man and killed him in cold blood” even before any facts were known. Sharpton and Jackson make their living off drumming up charges of racism and if you don’t think that is accurate, facts don’t support your perception of them. If it were not for fake racism they see everywhere they both would be hacks out of work. The fact that police let Zimmerman walk after talking with him tells me there was nothing to hold him on or charge him with. Charges and the arrest came only after racists blew it up in the press. Fact. Zimmerman has been convicted in the minds of Blacks since that night and they call it wanting justice? The assumptions here about Zimmerman show gross bias and bigotry especially sine they are based on nothing but prejudice. Yes, racism run both ways but it seems Black on White racism is ignored even when Whites are being beaten by Blacks saying “This is for Trayvon”. Press is silent because they don’t want to antagonize the loud and vocal Black community. A not guilty verdict will bring riots like it has before. Justice seems to only be justice if he is convicted and to hell with the truth or the facts that might be presented. If you doubt my words, see if I am wrong.

          • galensdad

            Ms. Jones-Price: From whence do stereotypes come? Could it be that blacks commit crimes at a rate proportionately much higher than their numbers in the general populace? For instance, black males are six times more likely to be incarcerated than white males. When we hear of an armed robbery, a carjacking, a drug deal turned deadly we do not immediately picture tall, blonde, blue-eyed women. Can you guess why?

          • http://www.facebook.com/futureN.P.PHD Angee Kelley

            who do you picture when u here of some1 shooting up a movie theatre or has bodies buried in there backyard?

          • galensdad

            More to the point, who do I picture when I read a semi-literate posting such as the one you made here?

          • http://www.facebook.com/BrownHonei Honey Brown

            Please do not waste your time replying, anyone with cognitive thinking and reading comprehensive past the 3rd grade, know a truth from a lie. Trayvon is with Jesus, he is fine.Now the perpetrator,well, he’s going to burn in hell thru all eternity.I would suggest that you pray for those who refuse to live and let live,as well as the parents and family members of Trayvon Martin. Let these people say what the WILL, Justice WILL, be served. And President Obama will be elected for another 4yrs.

          • TiredOfIt

            You are a racist. Nobody ever calls Blacks out for their racism. Black Caucus; BET; etc. If Obama married a Latina or White woman, his son would look like Zimmerman. 25% Black.

        • MissTee

          Getting suspended from school does not entitle a thug like Zimmerman to gun a kid down, even if they are black. People who use marijuana do not deserve the death penalty, even if they are black. People who use marijuana are not prone to violence, even if they are black.

          Zimmerman, on the other hand, is a coward who lies in court, assaults women and police officers, and gets daddy to get him out of trouble whenever he gets out of hand. Daddy can’t get him out of this one. I expect he will do some time for the perjury. But if he gets off the murder charge, he will end up in prison again for another assault or another murder. People like him can’t help themselves.

    • MissTee

      You think he’s a “thug” because you are a racist. He was not a “thug”. He had no record. He had no history of violence. Zimmerman, on the other hand, had a criminal arrest record, including violence. Your denial is strong, but you are transparent to the rest of us. Do some soul searching. Clear your mind of hatred.

    • roach

      i hate all of yall fucking hunkies racist ass u know it ppl like ya that turn good ppl in to bad ppl i hope zimmerman kids get fucked in the ass and i hope yall kids get fuck in the ass like whoa and then i hope someone takes ur kids and beat the shit outof u with the lil skinhead fuck with a pip still in there ass

      • greg

        this dumb ass kos how to spell huh

      • fred

        You racist. You call whites racial names but nobody should ever use the N word which is used frequently by blacks themselves. Double standards…time blacks are called racists.

  • Ironman57

    People of the United States of America,
    A court will decide whether Zimmerman is gulity or innocent.That being said,the American Public was not allowed to see Osama Bin Ladens Death photograph because it was claimed to be to upseting and inflame the Muslim World.Now the Government/DA OFFICE releases one of the most racialy charged photos in recent history.Doesn’t anybody in government have half a brain to double check documents that are going to be released to the publc,apparently not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louis-Bocchetti/100003655522490 Louis Bocchetti

    Nothing’s changed here A Black thug assaulted a guy on the streets, who defended himself.One less Black thug in this world..thank you Zimmerman!

    • MissTee

      Yeah, that’s not racist at all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/futureN.P.PHD Angee Kelley

      your replies never change,you are consistant but boring

  • David Blumenthal

    Show a photo of BOTH from the SAME TIME FRAME. This is a racist article without all of the facts.

    • MissTee

      Oh give me a break. IT’s an article about the release of documents. Not everything is about race. The picture looks like Martin. That’s really the only thing that matters.

      • Harry

        No you idiot. It is a media twist to make blacks think it was racial. Hoodies look like the unabomber.

  • MsRoniJ

    OOoOoooo…you “people” are some of the slimiest, racist, backwoods rednecks that ever lived!!

    • galensdad

      Typical scholarly response.

    • fred

      but if a redneck called you the n word then he would be racist. Time blacks are also called out on their racism. Blacks attacked innocent whites in retaliation. Racism…

    • http://www.facebook.com/futureN.P.PHD Angee Kelley

      IKR its like they all gatherd in 1 room, wow I think its this site

  • Chance

    Zimmerman saw a black guy walking about and try to question him who either ignored him or blew him off and Zimmerman got pissed off.

  • dmoseylou

    MissTee • 12 hours ago • parent

    Oh give me a break. IT’s an article about the release of documents. Not everything is about race. The picture looks like Martin. That’s really the only thing that matters.***that pic looks like TM? This is the last known photo of TMhttp://grabilla.com/02813-41e9cd46-2ab9-405d-89d0-147dcce2367e.html

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  • galensdad

    Typical! The parents are trying to sell the death of their son. Why should the State of Florida pay pay anything to the parents? The State has no moral responsibility to compensate these vultures.

  • HWA

    Trayvon still beez dead! Skittles and ice tea for everyone! Give Zimmerman the Bernard Goetz “Takin Out The Trash” Award!!!

  • george

    Why Dont the news show the pictures of the thugs facebook page and not his 5th grade picture. Sad Reporting.

  • Drivethatdevilout

    I’m going to say this and only once. Judging by most of the posts that applaud Zimmerman, whites in general are the most devilish, evil “people” (and I use that word lightly)! Anyone who systematically bring people from another country (a country that didn’t belong to them in the first place), enslave, beat and rape are nothing but pure evil. The time might’ve changed but nothing else. Pure Evil, Devils!

    • OldDogg

      Drivethatdevilout whimpers: “Anyone who systematically bring
      people from another country (a country that didn’t belong to them in the first
      place), enslave, beat and rape are nothing but pure
      evil.”>>>>>>>> You can sleep tight tonight as Blacks are no longer ALLOWED to sell their own
      people into slavery.

      • fred

        Even in the South, free Blacks had Black slaves. It was the Quakers that fought against slavery and set up school for Blacks after the war. White people.

    • LC

      This is 2012 – Who in this country “systematically” brought anyone from anywhere? F*ckin Bigot

    • Zach Meagher

      I wouldn’t generalize a whole race like that. All people are the same, regardless of race. They’re are good and bad people all over. I don’t condone slavery at all, but slave trade during that time period was extremely common, throughout the world, and it just so happened that Africa was “headquarters” of slave trading. In many cases Africans sold fellow Africans to the Europeans, it was simply a business move at the time, nothing more. Over 1.5 Million Europeans we’re enslaved between the 16th and 19th centuries. So before making rash comments like the one above, know your history. I’m white and I wholeheartedly believe Zimmerman is guilty, he should be given the harshest possible sentencing, he killed an innocent boy walking home, no matter what his race is. Please do NOT make those type of statements.

    • fred

      Well…when did you go to jail for your father’s or grandfather’s crime. See the Hunger Games. Four generations later, they still want retribution. The Jews killed Jesus 2000 years ago. You don’t go to jail for the past generations crimes. You can get an education and get a good job just like anybody else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kotoffted Ted Kotoff

    Look, none of us were there! So arguing over something that we don’t even know what really happened just shows our own stupidity! Give the prosecutor a chance to make a case and we’ll see how it comes out–according to the FACTS!

    • LC

      What two dumbass’s voted down the most logical post on this comment section? I’m sure it was two sheep that made up their minds about this without being there, without witnessing the incident, without first hand knowledge of the evidence at trial, or most importantly – without a brain or the capacity to be objective

      Get a life you fucking racist cowards, on both sides. None of you know what happened that night, YOU weren’t there

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Marriott/100000177947449 Steve Marriott

    how come they use old picture of victim and not current facebook picture of Gagster drug dealer picture?? talk about yellow journalism, he looked nothing like the photo above…typical

    • OldDogg

      When you think about it this is the kind of gutless reporting that got everyone to send George hundreds of thousands of dollars. The media got caught trying to push the old “poor little black boy” routine, When the truth came out people responded with their cash and boisterous laughter of course.

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  • poohbear

    I THINK THAT IT IS VERY SAD THAT ZIMMERMAN SHOT AND KILLED THIS POOR KID FOR WALKING AROUND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. I THINK THAT ZIMMERMAN IS AN EVIL PERSON. HE EVEN SET UP AN ONLINE ACCOUNT SO PEOPLE COULD SEND HIM MONEY BECAUSE HE WAS POOR AND NEEDED MONEY. I THINK THAT MARTINS FAMILY SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THE SAME THING TO ZIMMERMAN THAT ZIMMERMAN DID TO MARTIN. I FEEL SO BAD FOR MARTIN’S MOM AND DAD THEY STILL HAVE YET TO GET CLOSURE. I HOPE THEY GET CLOSURE WHEN THEY HAVE THE TRIAL FOR ZIMMERMAN. ZIMMERMAN IS NOTHING BUT WHITE TRASH AND A DIRTY OLD SCUMBAG. THE POOR MARTIN BOY IS SO INNOCENT AND HIS PARENTS DESERVE TO KNOW WHY ZIMMERMAN SHOT AND KILLED THERE SON FOR NO REASON AT ALL. THE POOR MARTIN KID HAD A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD OF HIM,ZIMMERMAN HAD NO FUTURE AHEAD OF HIM. HE WAS JUST A DRUGGIE. MAY GOD BLESS MARTIN’S MOM AND DAD AND I HOPE THAT YOU GET CLOSURE WHEN THEY HAVE THE TRIAL FOR ZIMMERMAN. THIS REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART. ZIMMERMAN IS RACIST. HE DID THIS OUT OF PURE RACISM. MARTIN DID NOT DO ANYTHING TO HIM. HE WAS A GOOD KID. GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • fred

      Zimmerman is 25% Black. He could be Obama’s grandson. It had nothing to do with race. When a person dresses like a thug (unabomber hoodie)…then tries to take the gun…beating a person’s head into the sidewalk….really. People gave money so Zimmerman could get a fair trial…which he won’t get.

    • http://www.facebook.com/futureN.P.PHD Angee Kelley

      i agree but the caps geez come oonnnn

  • NoRaceRiots

    people with money wanted to use the Martin zimmerman case to create a race riot; turned out that zimmerman is a black man. The first black to go to med school was 25% black like zimmerman. Somebody paid to have Martin’s young picture posted just before the NAACP meetings.

  • d

    he is dead nothing will bring him back. No on one knows what was truly in his heart, but he seems to me like a punk.

    • fred

      That is how most people see it. Blacks attacking innocent Whites in revenge just makes it look all the more like a bunch of punks.

  • truth

    Looks like a case of premeditated carelessness to me……….