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Evidence mixed for Zimmerman's self-defense claim

When George Zimmerman tries to convince a judge or a jury that he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense, the evidence in the case appears to be a mixed bag.

This combo made from Feb. 27, 2012 photos released by the State Attorney's Office shows George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/State Attorney's Office)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - When George Zimmerman tries to convince a
judge or a jury that he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense, the
evidence in the case appears to be a mixed bag.
More than 200 pages of photos and eyewitness accounts released
by prosecutors Thursday show he and Martin were in a loud and
bloody fight in the moments leading up to the shooting and that
Zimmerman appeared to be getting the worst of it, with wounds both
to his face and the back of his head.
But the original lead detective in the case believed Zimmerman
caused the fight by getting out of his vehicle to confront Martin,
who wasn't doing anything criminal, and then could have defused the
situation by telling Martin he was just a concerned citizen.


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