SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police department says women’s jewelry found in Trayvon Martin’s school backpack last year didn’t match any that had been reported stolen.
The Miami Herald obtained a Miami-Dade Schools Police Department report that showed the slain teenager was suspended in October for writing obscene graffiti on a door at his high school.
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The report says that during a search of his backpack, security officers found jewelry and a screwdriver that they felt could be a burglary tool. Martin told them a friend had given him the jewelry, but wouldn’t say who.
Miami-Dade Police confirmed Tuesday that the jewelry didn’t match any that had been reported stolen.
Martin’s slaying last month by a neighborhood watch captain in central Florida has sparked a national controversy.
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