Whose screams are on a 911 call that captured the fatal struggle between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin has become the primary goal of prosecutors and defense attorneys in Zimmerman's trial.
Photographer: Pool, Getty Images
Copyright Getty Images
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The attorneys in the Trayvon Martin shooting say social media give people a way to stay engaged in high profile cases that was not possible years ago.
Speaking were Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon Martin's parents, and George Zimmerman's defense attorney, Mark O'Mara. They were talking Saturday at the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Banquet in Orlando.
O'Mara says he would prefer to "do away with all media" in a criminal case, but "that's a fantasy that is 40 years ago." Crump says social media have given people who normally would not have a voice a way to be engaged in the case.
Zimmerman fatally shot Martin in February 2012 during a confrontation in Sanford, about 30 miles north of Orlando.
Zimmerman faces a second-degree murder trial in June. Zimmerman says he acted in self-defense.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
One person will win a three-year lease on a 2013 Honda Civic Lx Sedan automatic.
Click to see the latest mugshots, plus this week's wanted fugitives.
This feature packed upgrade brings you faster performance, easier navigation, and stunning improvements to photos, video and readability.
Latest News Stories
Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are not allowed on flights, but a number of u.s. airports are divided on whether they can be used inside the terminals.