George Zimmerman's only DNA found on gun, holster


George Zimmerman appears for a bond hearing at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who died February 26, 2012.



George Zimmerman’s was the only DNA found on his gun, forensic evidence released today shows, creating some questions around the theory the neighborhood watch volunteer shot Trayvon Martin only to prevent the teen from reaching the weapon first.

Prosecutors released hundreds of pieces of evidence, including the DNA testing on Zimmerman’s gun and holster.

Results couldn’t determine if there was any other DNA besides Zimmerman’s on the holster, The Associated Press reported.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement records also contained an interview with the 7-Eleven clerk who sold the 17-year-old Martin Skittles and an iced tea.

“To be honest, I don’t even remember that day,” the clerk told police, according to the AP.

Police deleted the clerk’s name from the public record.

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Among the evidence were hundreds of photos taken by police and a private investigator hired by the Martin family, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Police charged Zimmerman with fatally shooting Martin on February 26 near his home in a gated community in Sanford, Florida.

Zimmerman claims it was self-defense.

Evidence also includes email from fired Sanford police chief Bill Lee, Zimmerman’s school records, crime-scene drawings done by witnesses and Martin’s cellphone records.

The drawings seem to reinforce Zimmerman’s statements that Martin pinned him to the ground and slammed his head into the sidewalk, the Sentinel said.

Zimmerman’s defense team said on September 6 that it’s still waiting for some disclosure, including Martin’s school records.

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