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Trayvon texted about fighting, marijuana & guns

  • George Zimmerman's attorneys have released some of Trayvon Martin's phone records
  • Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Martin. He claims he shot the teenager in self-defense
Trayvon texted about fighting, marijuana & guns

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George Zimmerman's attorneys released phone records from 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's cell phone Thursday, revealing text messages about fighting, marijuana and guns.

The text messages are dated between November 2011 and February 2012.

Zimmerman shot and killed the teenager on Feb. 26, 2012, but Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense.

Read for yourself: Martin's autopsy

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder, and his trial is scheduled to begin June 10.

A large portion of the phone records is redacted, and it isn’t completely clear who all the exchanges are with, but a number of themes in the text messages stand out.

Read more: No 'Stand Your Ground' for Zimmerman... yet

Martin talks with friends and family about being suspended from school for 10 days on Feb. 13, 2012, and going to his dad’s home in Orlando, Florida.
On Feb. 22, 2012, a text that appears to be from his mom reads, "Ok and clean up ur rm and the living room. I love u but I think u being w/ ur Dad is best."  Martin responds, "Ok love u 2."

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Someone texts him on Christmas Eve 2011, saying "I'm concerned about u but i'm praying for u and I want u to pray for yourself EVERYDAY, ok."
A number of the conversations with his friends, however, appear to focus on fighting, marijuana and guns.
On Nov. 21, 2011, Martin is talking with someone about a fight outside of school, saying, “naw we thumped afta skool in a duckd off spot."

Martin boasts, "i lost da 1st round :) but i won da 2nd nd 3rd......"

The unidentified person responds, "Damee well at least yu wonn lol but yuu needa stop fightinqq bae Forreal."

Martin replies, "naw im not done with fool...... he gone hav 2 see me a again."
In another exchange on Nov. 22, 2011, he discusses losing the first round, saying, "Yea cause he got mo hits cause in da 1st round he had me on da ground nd i couldnt do ntn."
On Jan. 6, 2012, he tells a friend he got put in detention for watching a fight and the teacher accused him of hitting someone.
He talks about another fight outside of the school on Feb. 12, 2012, saying, "duh way I fight nd dug golds I had last year." His friend remarks that Martin has been fighting a lot, stating "u b fightn...yeah a lot."
On Dec., 12, 2011, a friend calls him “weedhead.”

Read more: Should jury hear of Martin's marijuana use?

There are several exchanges referencing smoking, "Oh, you smoke?...yea do u??"
He tells his friend "caus a addicition 2 alcohol is mo harsh den i addiction2 weed."
On Feb. 15, 2012, a friend jests with him about being high, saying "u better be high talking a lot dat sh**t." Martin responds, “naw, i ain't smok 2day u just wanna act a ass."

Read more: Why wasn't Zimmerman tested for drugs?

The following week, he tells a friend he wrapped up his marijuana and hid it somewhere as he travels to his dad’s place in Orlando, saying, "i neva caught da bus nd i thought dey was gon check nd dats da safest plac.”
While he’s in Orlando, a friend tells him to come smoke some marijuana with him, "got some fire ass sour og kush on deck f**k with me," but Martin tells him he can't, he's "in da o.”
More references and marijuana lingo on Feb. 21, 2012, when he says, "i got weed nd i get money Friday” and on Feb. 23, 2012, when he asks a friend if "u took da treez wit u?"
There is a conversation on Feb. 21, 2012, in which Martin makes references to a .38 caliber pistol and a .380 revolver. It appears he is having a discussion about selling the gun to at least two people, but the exchange is convoluted.

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