Timeline: Trayvon Martin case

A look at the key events in the Trayvon Martin case. Compiled from staff and wire reports.

New evidence sheds light on case

Credit: AFP / Florida state attorney's office

May 17, 2012

New evidence sheds light on case

Nearly 200 pages of previously undisclosed documents in the Trayvon Martin shooting case were made public. Among the evidence included Martin's autopsy, which showed he had marijuana in his system the night he was killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. A new photo was also released, showing Zimmerman with a bloody nose and scrapes on the back of his head. Included in the many witness interviews were accounts by an acquaintance of Zimmerman's who said he's racist and a co-worker who said Zimmerman bullied him and mocked him with an exaggerated Middle Eastern accent. At least one investigator wanted to charge Zimmerman with manslaughter but was overruled, according to the documents.

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