O’Mara: State unlocked trove of info from Trayvon’s cellphone
New court paperwork reveals that prosecutors have unlocked a great deal more information from Trayvon Martin’s cellphone, including satellite-tracking information that shows where it was in the days leading up to his shooting.
But if it also lays out the teenager’s movements Feb. 26 — the day Trayvon was shot and killed by George Zimmerman — prosecutors have not released that to defense attorneys.
…”While the analysis includes GPS locating records for Mr. Martin’s phone for all of the time he was in the Sanford area, specifically absent is any such data from February 26, 2012, the date of the event,” O’Mara wrote.
“Maybe it’s coincidence, but I’m way past [believing it's] coincidence,” O’Mara said.
There also seem to be missing phone calls and text messages, he wrote.
De la Rionda’s office did not respond to an email asking for comment.
O’Mara’s motion also complains about prosecutors not providing him information about the young woman who says she was on the phone with Trayvon in the moments just before the shooting.
She was 18 years old that day — not 16 as Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump identified her — O’Mara said, and prosecutors have not provided enough information about her to allow him to subpoena her Twitter and Facebook records.
The judge earlier authorized those subpoenas.
…O’Mara also complained about a long battle to get cleaner and more easily understood audio from a recording of the young woman made by Crump and ABC News in March.
The phone conversation lasted 26 minutes, O’Mara wrote, but the recording is only 14 minutes. It also has “at least seven starts, stops and edits,” he wrote.
Two weeks ago, he asked the judge to order ABC News and reporter Matt Gutman to surrender all recordings, notes and correspondence related to that recording.