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Dozens of witnesses ID'd in Zimmerman case

June 15, 2012 at 1:37 PM   |   Comments

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SANFORD, Fla., June 15 (UPI) -- Prosecution evidence against accused Florida killer George Zimmerman includes dozens of potential witnesses, court documents given to the defense revealed.

Attorney Mark O'Meara said on his blog he received hundreds of pages of material from the prosecutors office, including nearly a dozen FBI reports and a witness list that includes 21 individuals whose names were redacted to protect their privacy.

The documents were part of the pre-trial preparations in the case against Zimmerman, who is charged with shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager to death, while patrolling his Sanford subdivision as a neighborhood watch volunteer.

The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel said Friday the witness list includes several law enforcement officers and employees as well as Khaled Akkawi, the president of a chain of shooting ranges.

The newspaper contacted Akkawi, who stated he had no idea why he would be called other than Zimmerman had apparently patronized one of his establishments in the past.

"I want to stay the hell away from it," Akkawi added.

The Sentinel said reports listed included witness interviews by FBI agents, an apparent incident report from paramedics, cellphone records from the father of the victim and a printout of Zimmerman's old MySpace page, which reportedly included disparaging remarks about Mexicans.

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