Trayvon Martin Killing: George Zimmerman's Lawyer Gets Prosecution Evidence

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George Zimmerman's attorney said today he received a trove of 67 CDs as part of discovery in the neighborhood watchman's second degree murder trial in the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

The discovery, reported on a website set up by Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara, is part of the requisite information the state attorney must share with Zimmerman's defense team.

It also includes never before seen witness statements, 911 calls, non-emergency calls, photos, video and medical records.

Zimmerman is also the subject of an FBI investigation into a possible hate crime committed against 17-year-old Martin.

Just before the discovery's release, the state issued a preview of the witnesses it would call to the stand once the trial gets under way, which is not likely to happen until next year, sources tell ABC News.

The state also provided video of Martin in the 7Eleven convenience store the night of the shooting and of him walking around the Sanford, Fla., development where he was killed, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The thousands of pages of documents will be used by both the defense and prosecutors as they map out their legal arguments. But the defense and prosecutors may soon petition the court to block the documents from being released publically, as is standard protocol under Florida law. This move would then trigger a threatened lawsuit by several major media organizations.

Discovery in the case coincided with reports that gun range targets depicting what a distributor said was the likeness of Trayvon Martin sold out in 48 hours.

The description of the product says:

"Everyone knows the story of Zimmerman and Martin. Obviously we support Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug. Each target is printed on thick, high quality poster paper with matte finish! The dimensions are 12"x18" (The same as the Darkotic Zombie Targets) This is a Ten Pack of Targets."

The faceless figure in the hoodie has target on his chest and skittles and iced-tea in his pocket. Police said Martin was found with those items the night he was shot.

According to Orlandos WKMG the distributor behind the targets said he hoped to profit off of George Zimmerman, but once scores of news outlets began reporting the targets' existence he discontinued their sale.

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