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Report: Trayvon Martin Gun Range Targets Sold Online

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

(CBS/WKMG) ORLANDO, Fla. - May 14, 2012 -

An unidentified supporter of George Zimmerman sold gun range targets online featuring a figure meant to resemble slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin carrying Skittles, CBS affiliate WKMG reports.

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The station reports that in an advertisement for the targets, which has since been removed, the sellers say they "support Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug."

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Martin.

"This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility," said Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara, according to WKMG. O'Mara said he is worried about how Martin's parents will react to the image of their son on a target intended to be used for shooting practice.

O'Mara also reportedly called the sale of the targets "hate-mongering," saying it would only make it more difficult to try the case.

The targets reportedly do not show Martin's face, but feature a hoodie with crosshairs aimed at the chest. A bag of Skittles is tucked in the pocket and a hand is holding a can resembling iced tea. Martin reportedly was carrying both items the night of his death.

According to WKMG, the seller of the targets told them in an email exchange that the "main motivation was to make money off the controversy."

The seller reportedly said in an email that he sold out of the targets in two days.


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