Prosecutors on Wednesday released several pieces of evidence -- some new and some previously made public -- to the defense in the George Zimmerman case.
Also released Wednesday was an order from Seminole Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester ordering Zimmerman to appear at a court hearing Oct. 3.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford.
Attorney Mark O'Mara also announced Thursday there would likely be a "Stand Your Ground" hearing because the evidence released shows "clear support for a strong claim of self-defense," according to the George Zimmerman legal defense fund website.
O'Mara explained that such a hearing places the burden of proof on the defense to show the evidence fits the conditions of the law and is decided singularly by the judge.
If Judge Lester rules in Zimmerman's favor, he is absolved of criminal charges and civil actions.
"The primary focus of a 'Stand Your Ground' hearing is whether George Zimmerman reasonably believed that his use of his weapon was necessary to prevent great bodily harm to himself at the hands of Trayvon Martin," the website stated.
Preparation for the hearing, however, will require several months, he said.
The evidence released includes:
-- An audio statement to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement by "Witness 31."
-- Emails from the Sanford Police Department.
-- Zimmerman's records from Seminole State College.
-- Photos taken by "Witness 13" of the back of Zimmerman's head and Trayvon on the ground.
-- Zimmerman's application to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office civilian academy.
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