Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 – almost a year ago. Martin’s cell phone was a big part of the story but Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara has only now received access to them, and many questions remain. Crucial information is missing. The GPS was working – until the day of February 26, 2012. Lots of text messages, and records of phone calls…except for February 26, 2012. Martin was allegedly talking to his girlfriend at the time he and Zimmerman made their unfortunate contact. The article below says (correction made – see details below in green text) he and his girlfriend talked for 26 minutes, but only 14 minutes of the conversation has been given to Zimmerman’s attorney. That phone call was between Benjamin Crump, the Martin family attorney, Trayvon’s girlfriend an an ABC reporter. In the 14 minutes, O’Mara says there are “seven starts, stops, and edits.” By the way, the girlfriend was 18, not 16 as reported. When police took possession of the phone that night, the battery was dead. As police tried to gain access, they were “locked out” because someone “repeatedly” tried to get into it, without the proper pin number and the phone was automatically locked and had to be sent to a professional to break the code.
UPDATE AND IMPORTANT CORRECTION: Reader, I missed something in this article and need to make this correction. The missing minutes are from a phone call between Benjamin Crump, the Martin family attorney, Trayvon’s girlfriend and the ABC reporter. This perhaps makes it even worse as apparently there is something the girlfriend has said that they do not want the defense to know about.
“While the analysis includes GPS locating records for Mr. Martin’s phone for all of the time he was in the Sanford area, specifically absent is any such data from February 26, 2012, the date of the event,” O’Mara wrote.
“Maybe it’s coincidence, but I’m way past [believing it’s] coincidence,” O’Mara said.
There also seem to be missing phone calls and text messages, he wrote…
O’Mara’s motion also complains about prosecutors not providing him information about the young woman who says she was on the phone with Trayvon in the moments just before the shooting.
She was 18 years old that day — not 16 as Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump identified her — O’Mara said, and prosecutors have not provided enough information about her to allow him to subpoena her Twitter and Facebook records. Source: Orlando Sentinel
While defense attorney O’Mara does not have the information from the phone records to allow him to defend Zimmerman, apparently an ABC reporter does have it. We hear and see this more and more today. One of the networks has crucial information that either the defense or prosecution does not have access to, and who does have access is generally a political decision. If you don’t agree with my politics, you get nothing. In this case, it was reported as racism immediately.