As George Zimmerman‘s trial is set to begin, new video — which the Zimmerman’s defense team says was recorded on Trayvon Martin‘s cellphone — has gone public. The footage captures two men fighting apparently over a bicycle, and Zimmerman’s defense argued it could help in identifying the voice screaming on the 911 call.
The voice on the video is Martin’s, Zimmerman’s lawyers say — but the person recording the footage is never seen. “The video was released by Zimmerman’s defense through a website where his lawyers have been posting press releases and possible evidence,” NBC News reported. Zimmerman’s defense team has urged for it to be allowed into evidence.
The Orlando Sentinel noted that it’s unlikely the jurors will see it:
There appears to be little likelihood that Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson would allow jurors to view it at the upcoming trial of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon in Sanford last year.
Previously, Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara said the men in the video were Martin’s friends who were beating up a homeless — a characterization for which he issued a correction and apologized.
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