The release included transcripts that showed shooter George Zimmerman was a mediocre college student
A photograph of Trayvon Martin’s dead body was mistakenly released by prosecutors Thursday — along with college transcripts that revealed that his killer was barely a C student at a Florida community college.
The grainy image of 17-year-old Martin moments after he was slain by George Zimmerman was in a packet of evidence that was accidentally released to the media.
There was also a photograph of the head wounds Zimmerman allegedly suffered during what he said was a scuffle with Martin.
But the newest revelations came from Zimmerman’s transcript from the neighborhood watchman’s days as a mediocre student at Seminole State College.
The wanna-be cop got Ds in two key criminal justice classes — Introduction to Criminal Justice and in a juvenile delinquency course.
And he got a C in a higher-level course called “Evil Minds, Violent Predators.”
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 also revealed poor marks in math and science — and, more surprisingly, his Spanish grades were in the low 80s, despite the fact that Zimmerman is half-Peruvian.
Zimmerman’s records surface shortly after his defense team announced it would seek a hearing to clear the shooter under Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law.
“The primary focus of a ‘Stand Your Ground’ hearing is whether George Zimmerman reasonably believed that his use of his weapon was necessary to prevent great bodily harm to himself at the hands of Trayvon Martin,” defense attorney Mark O’Mara wrote on his website.
The law allows people to use deadly force — rather than retreat — if they have a reasonable belief they could be killed or badly harmed.
The hearings are mini-trials — except that the burden of proof is on the defense rather than the prosecution. A judge, rather than a jury, decides the outcome.
If Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. rules in Zimmerman’s favor, it would not only kayo a trial but would insulate the shooter from future lawsuits.
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and is free on $1 million bond.
No date has been set for the hearing. Martin was killed on Feb. 26 while walking home inside a Sanford, Fla., gated community from a 7-Eleven. He was carrying an iced tea and a bag of Skittles.
Sanford police let Zimmerman go — a decision that caused a nationwide uproar, especially after 911 tapes revealed Zimmerman tailed Martin even after a police dispatcher told the neighborhood watch member to stop.
After 44 days of civil rights rallies and protests, Zimmerman was charged.
Prosecutors contend Zimmerman profiled Martin simply because he was black and wearing a hoodie.
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