It’s been a little more than a year since the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, and the case is still unfolding. Zimmerman’s defense team just released new evidence to the public, including photos of Martin's cell phone.
Martin’s phone may be an important piece of evidence at trial, because the teenager was on the phone with his girlfriend when Zimmerman approached him the night he died.
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge for shooting Martin on Feb. 26, 2012. Martin was returning from a convenience store and was unarmed. Zimmerman told police he shot the teen in self-defense.
The photos of Martin’s phone show that it was a black T-Mobile Android device with what appears to be the remains of a heart-shaped sticker on the back.
HLN affiliate CFNews13 reports that the phone was part of the evidence the prosecution released to the defense during the pre-trial phase of discovery.
Zimmerman's attorneys said that the evidence also included a data file from Martin's phone, but it can’t be released to the public.
"We believe [it] is not part of the public record, and therefore will not be provided here," they said.