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After new evidence was released in the State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman case, Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara has made plans to hit back. He says, he's going to ask for more DNA testing.

This after new discovery documents released from the State Attorneys' office revealed DNA test that showed George Zimmerman was the only person who held the grip of the handgun used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin.

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However, DNA on the holster shows the presence of three people, including Zimmerman. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara says, it needs to be looked into, "We need to see if we can identify whose DNA it was on the holster. It's one of those things that causes more questions than it answers. Now we need to go look and see," O'Mara said.

Zimmerman told investigators Trayvon Martin reached for the gun. But never said whether he touched the gun. "I wasn't expecting to find any DNA evidence of significance on the gun, so this is what I expected," O'Mara went on to say.

 While thousands of pages and recordings have been submitted into discovery by different agencies, O'Mara says the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are stalling. "I know that I've gotten about 30-35 pages from them of witness statements and I have to imagine that when an FBI does an investigation of a magnitude of this, that there's a lot more documents out there. I think we deserve to get them," he said.

We contacted both the FBI and the Department of Justice to ask them some questions, but no one from either office answered our questions. In the meantime, O'Mara says he'll keep pushing for more documents in the case.

"I'm getting a little bit frustrated because it's delaying our process. There's a lot of information out there and we need to have all of it before we can move forward with our case," O'Mara said.

Meanwhile, a hearing set for October 3rd has been moved to October 17th because there's a new judge on the case. Judge Kenneth Lester was removed after the defense raised concerns that he wouldn't give Zimmerman a fair trial.

Zimmerman is still concerned about going back to jail. "Judge Lester did say he felt there was probable cause for a new arrest, so it's still out there, so ya it's still a fear and concern," O'Mara said.

O'Mara says he plans to ask the new judge to move his client out of Seminole County where he continues to get death threats. "I think we'll make a request at the right time that he be able to move from Seminole County."

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