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Evidence in Martin death set for release

New information emerging in case against George Zimmerman

A Seminole County judge set bond at $1M.
A Seminole County judge set bond at $1M.

SANFORD, Fla. – The public will see more of the evidence that Special Prosecutor Angela Corey claims proves George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin in Sanford last February. It will be released at 10:00 Thursday morning.

Among the documents expected to be released: interviews with gun shop employees who interacted with Zimmerman when he bought the gun used to kill the 17-year-old he claimed attacked him.

Zimmerman had a concealed weapons permit, which allowed him to lawfully carry the gun.

The information being released Thursday has already been provided to Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara.

That includes statements from a former girlfriend who accused him of domestic violence (which resulted in an injunction but no criminal charges) and an interview with a state beverage agent, who claimed Zimmerman battered him as he tried to arrest someone else for underage drinking. Zimmerman entered a pretrial diversion program for that misdemeanor charge and the case was dismissed after he successfully completed the program.

Also among the evidence that could be released on Thursday: reports from FBI agents who interviewed police and civilians as part of a civil rights investigation; city emails and crime scene diagrams.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty claiming self-defense. He was released on bond for a second time last week and is currently in a safe house somewhere in Seminole County awaiting trial.