Video From Night Of Shooting Among Evidence Unveiled In Trayvon Martin Case

Video captured on the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting was apparently among the evidence Florida prosecutors handed over to the defense on Monday.

While the video likely doesn’t show the shooting itself, the Orlando Sentinel reported that prosecutors turned over security video from the nearby clubhouse in the gated community where defendant George Zimmerman said he called 911 from before shooting the teen.

Among loads of other evidence that included a witness list, prosecutors also handed over video of Martin buying candy and iced tea in a convenience store before the shooting.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of the unarmed teen, which has drawn international attention. He has admitted to the shooting but said he was acting in self defense.

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