By Erica Morse
Publisher, Victims News Online
Updated 9:40pm CST, December 3rd, 2012
Editor’s note: the attorney’s name was erroneously reported as O’Hara instead of O’Mara. This resulted from a typo in the original release. The error has been corrected.
The attorney representing George Zimmerman has released a photo of his client taken by police shortly after the scuffle which led to the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on February 26th, 2012.
Mark O’Mara released the photo to the media today on his website dedicated to Zimmerman, which covers all aspects of the pending case against the Florida man. Zimmerman is accused of shooting unarmed, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after following him through their Sanford, Florida neighborhood. The teen was on his way home after purchasing snacks from a nearby convenience store.
O’Mara continues to assert Zimmerman’s actions that evening were justified under the state’s, “Stand Your Ground” Law, insisting a brawl took place between the two. Zimmerman claims Martin attacked him when he began questioning the teen’s presence in the neighborhood, and the shooting was in self-defense. Releasing the picture, according to O’Mara, only enhances that claim, but isn’t a “game-changer,” he told Reuters in an interview this afternoon.
Under the photo was a statement from O’Mara — one of many on the website — which includes a comprehensive listing of all documents, court orders, and trial updates. George Zimmerman remains out on $1,000,000 bond, with a pending trial scheduled for June 2013:
To view O’Mara’s statement or the website, click here.