A photo showing Trayvon Martin dead was released online causing a lot of pain for the slain teen's family as they still grieve the loss of their son.
Of course, the authorities are claiming it was an "accident" but most likely there was someone within the department who wanted to cause unnecessary pain for the Martin family and did so by releasing the photo.
The family is obviously shocked by the photo, which shows their lifeless son lying face down in the grass, but they have released a statement through their lawyer which says:
"While it was an unfortunate mistake that the autopsy photographs of our son were released we appreciate the media and the public for not reproducing or publishing the photographs."
Luckily, most media outlets did not run the photo of Trayvon Martin dead, which was a good call considering it is very graphic and hurtful to the family.
Do you think that whoever sent the photo out did it on purpose? If so, will they be prosecuted for leaking such a photo in a high-profile case?
Hopefully, the media continue to keep the photo from being released as it wouldn't be ethical to circulate something so gruesome.