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O'Mara: Reenactment of Martin death 'wildly inaccurate'

6:45 AM, Aug 21, 2013   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Fla. -The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is using the deadly confrontation between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin to grab attention, and it got the attention of Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara.

O'Mara took to his blog to criticize the group's actions.

"The visual details of the reenactment are wildly inaccurate and they are unsupported by the actual evidence," O'Mara wrote.

The nonprofit group uses real audio from the 911 calls that Zimmerman and a witness made on the night Martin was shot to death in Sanford.

After the sound of a gunshot, the ad shows actors in hoodies lying on the ground. The names 20 states that have "Stand Your Ground" laws in place are then displayed.

The group has also launched a website and a petition asking people to urge their state lawmakers to oppose the legislation.

"By airing an interpretation of events that are easily dismissed as factual fantasy, the proponents for changes in the self-defense statutes in various states are actually damaging their arguments," O'Mara said.

WESH

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