SANFORD, FLA. -- The attorney representing neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in his second-degree murder trial said late Monday that he had received the evidence against his client, as gathered by the special prosecutor and as part of the discovery process.
Mark O'Mara said Monday that he also got a "credible threat" against him.
O'Mara said two police officers visited his law firm to check out that threat and collect information relating to it. O'Mara said little else regarding the threat or any investigation into it.
He noted on his website the delivery of evidence against his client, gathered by the special prosecutor into the case, and presumably to be used as part of the prosecution strategy in pressing ahead with the second-degree murder charge.
O'Mara described the evidence as including 67 compact discs and documents in hard copy.
Documents included a demand for reciprocal discovery, which is business as usual.
The exception to the rule here, however, is one made in the name of privacy.
Several witness names have been blacked out.
Under Florida law, discovery would be made public at the time the documents are handed to the defense, with no names of people legal age and older redacted.
In this event, O'Mara had earlier requested that as many witness names as possible be kept from the public record. He has said he's concerned that publication would lead to a hounding by the media and that, in turn, would jeopardize his client's chance for a fair trial.
Zimmerman is charged in the February shooting death of Trayvon Martin during an incident at a subdivision where Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer.
He claims that he acted in self-defense, out of concern for his safety.