George Zimmerman Lawyer Apologizes for Trayvon Martin
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

george zimmermanDuring a court hearing last Tuesday, an attorney for George Zimmerman said the defense was in possession of video from Trayvon Martin’s phone, showing “two buddies of his beating up a homeless guy.”

Now, Atty. Mark O’Mara is apologizing for “unintentionally mischaracterizing the video, “which was part of a number of photos and text messages taken from Martin’s cellphone posted on the defense’s website.

A statement posted to Zimmerman’s legal defense website on Sunday said:

During the Tuesday, May 28th hearing, Mr. O’Mara misstated the nature of video from Trayvon Martin’s cell phone which was included in the Defendant’s 3rd Supplemental Discovery. He stated that the video showed “two buddies of his beating up a homeless guy,” when what happened was Trayvon Martin, along with a buddy, was videotaping two homeless guys fighting each other over a bike. Though it was unintentional, it is a particular concern to us because we are and have been committed to disputing misinformation in every aspect of this case, not causing it. For that, Mr. O’Mara apologizes.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.