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Shooting of Trayvon Martin

An attorney for the family of a slain Florida teenager says there is proof that Trayvon Martin was not the aggressor when he was shot and killed.

Florida prosecutors are asking a grand jury to look into the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

A neighborhood watch volunteer shot the black teenager dead after a confrontation in a gated community in Central Florida.

28-year-old George Zimmerman claims it was self defense.

Florida state allows a person the right to stand their ground and use deadly force if threatened.

But the attorney for the Martin family says the boy was not the aggressor.

Attorney Benjamin Crump played a tape recording of a young girl who was allegedly on the phone with Martin just seconds before he was shot and killed.

The girl told the family attorney's that Martin said he was being followed.

Crump says he will turn over the witness' information to the Justice
Department because the family does not trust the local authorities.


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