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George Zimmerman's interview with Fox News has been entered into evidence by prosecutors.

In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity that aired Wednesday, Zimmerman said he was not pursuing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin the night the teen was fatally shot.    Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the teenager's death. 

On Thursday state prosecutors filed notice with the court that statements made by Zimmerman during the interview are now part of their discovery evidence. 

When asked to explain what he meant when he told a police dispatcher he was following Martin, Zimmerman said he was "going in the same direction as him so I could keep an eye on him so I could tell police where he was going." 

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