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Prosecution Makes Major Flub in Zimmerman Case: Accidentally Releases Private Docs, Death Photo

The prosecution in the murder case against George Zimmerman made an embarrassing mistake on Thursday when it released private documents and a death photo.

The documents included Zimmerman's private college and high school records while the photo depicted a slain Trayvon Martin, face-down on the grass.

The New York Daily News reports on Zimmerman's grades:

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who gunned down unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, was a mediocre college student who got Ds in two key criminal justice classes — though he did get a higher grade in a course about violent predators.

Zimmerman got a C in a criminal justice class called “Evil Minds, Violent Predators,” following the lower grades in Introduction to Criminal Justice and in a Juvenile Delinquency course, according to transcripts from his days at Seminole State College that were released Thursday.

Zimmerman, who was on academic probation when he was booted from the school in the wake of the shooting of Martin, did get an A in criminal litigation and a B in criminal investigation, the transcripts show.

But Zimmerman’s overall grade point average was dragged down by his abysmal math and science grades, which included a pair of Fs in two algebra classes.


Zimmerman's high school transcript was also in the evidence packet. It revealed that here too he struggled with math and science — and, more surprisingly, his Spanish grades were in the low 80s, despite the fact that Zimmerman is half-Peruvian.

TheBlaze has chosen not to publish the photo of Martin. The Smoking Gun, however, has. And it explains how the mistake happened:

The documents were inadvertently included in supplemental discovery records distributed this morning by prosecutor Angela Corey’s office. The material was sent to a variety of media outlets, including TSG, that have paid fees to receive discovery provided by the government to Zimmerman’s lawyer.

The photocopied picture of Martin was one of three taken by an unnamed witness. The photo mistakenly released by Corey is a black and white copy of an image depicting the teenager lying face down on a lawn.

Zimmerman has been granted a separate "Stand Your Ground" hearing before the main murder trial to determine if his actions were in self defense. That min-trial, however, is still not expected to occur for several months. Accidentally

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