Zimmerman evidence given to Department of Justice

July 23, 2013 12:02:20 PM PDT
The evidence in the George Zimmerman trial is now in the hands of federal authorities. Florida officials turned over the materials yesterday, including the gun used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen.

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Zimmerman violated Martin's civil rights when he shot Martin he says in self-defense. Zimmerman was acquitted on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges on July 13.