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A Florida state attorney’s release Thursday of FBI reports surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin shows that his accused killer and self-appointed neighborhood watchman had a pattern of calling authorities about criminal activities and safety issues in the neighborhood.

The 284-page report from special prosecutor Angela Corey shows that George Zimmerman made a half dozen calls to Sanford police in the months leading up to his fatal February altercation with Martin, 17. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the unarmed African-American’s death. Zimmerman, 28, has said he acted in self-defense.

Just hours after the shooting, Zimmerman told investigators that the shooting followed a life-and-death struggle during which the teen told him, “You’re going to die tonight.”
The report is part of a Justice Department investigation to determine if Martin’s civil rights were violated and Zimmerman’s actions were racially motivated, and its findings could be used by both prosecutors and Zimmerman’s defense team.
In one of the calls to Sanford police, Zimmerman complained about children playing and running in the street. “It’s habitual,” he told the dispatcher. “I’m just concerned for their safety and the drivers in the neighborhood.”
Source: USA Today | Gary Strauss, Marisol Bello and Yamiche Alcindor