An affidavit submitted to the court by the special prosecutor in the death of Trayvon Martin accuses George Zimmerman of “profiling” the teen before shooting him to death on February 26th.
The document, filed by the office of State Attorney Angela Corey on the same day Zimmerman appeared in court for the first time, states that Martin “was on his way back to the townhouse where he was living when he was profiled by George Zimmerman.” It adds that “Martin was unarmed and was not committing a crime.”
The affidavit formed the basis of the ruling from the judge presiding over Zimmerman’s first appearance hearing; that probable cause had been established to charge Zimmerman with second degree murder#.
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it states that Zimmerman “assumed Martin was a criminal” and “felt that Martin did not belong in the gated community and called police.” It notes the now familiar instruction by a police dispatcher that Zimmerman didn’t need to keep following Martin, and that he should wait for an officer to arrive.
While the affidavit doesn’t shed new light on Martin’s death, it is the first glimpse into the theory of the case that prosecutors will put forward in the trial.
Included in the affidavit is the statement that Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, identified the cries for help on the 911 calls as coming from her son.
An arraignment has been scheduled before circuit court judge Jessica J. Recksiedler on May 29th.
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