• Zimmerman attorney details battle with prosecutors over evidence in murder trial


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Mark O'Mara said his legal fight with the people who tried to convict George Zimmerman is not over.

    On Friday, at a Tiger Bay Club luncheon in Orlando, O'Mara detailed the case that garnered national attention.

    Mark O'Mara described the struggle he said he went through to get evidence from the prosecution team of Bernie De La Rionda and State Attorney Angela Corey.

    He cited the picture of a bloodied Zimmerman, taken the night Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, as an example.

    "It is undeniable that they had a plan in mind, with the 15 months that we had to get ready, of keeping information from us, and I don't say that lightly, I really don't," O'Mara told the group.

    A member of Corey's own team was fired and is now suing her office after he testified that prosecutors had kept evidence from O'Mara.

    "You have this type of gamesmanship for the sole purpose of trying to deny a fair trial and, as it turned out, try to convict an innocent man," said O'Mara.

    O'Mara has filed a motion that will be heard by Judge Debra Nelson.

    He claims prosecutors purposely withheld evidence from him and the defense team.

    Channel 9 has learned that O'Mara could go after Corey. She called Zimmerman a murderer on national television after the trial.

    "He could bring civil action against Angela Corey for statement she made outside the courtroom. Also, he could file a grievance against her with the Florida Bar," WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said.

    Sheaffer asked O'Mara whether he intends to drop the issue.

    "I am not done with that motion. I'm not done with Angela Corey. And we are going to be seeing more of each other. We'll see how that turns out," said O'Mara. "This is because this is not supposed to be how we practice as lawyers."

    Channel 9 contacted Corey's office for a response, but the call was not returned. 

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