Skip to comments.New Photograph Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head
Posted on 04/20/2012 9:49:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
SANFORD, Fla. -- A new photograph released by ABC News shows George Zimmerman with injuries on the back of his head.
The network says it was able to verify the photo was taken in Sanford on the night of the shooting using it's embedded data.
The photo was reportedly shot by an anonymous source with an iPhone three minutes after Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin.
The source told ABC News that Zimmerman told them to call his wife and "tell her I shot someone."
The picture, which shows blood trickling down Zimmerman's head, may bolster the 28-year old's claim of self-defense in the shooting.
It was released right before Zimmerman's bail hearing, at which a judge set Zimmerman's bond at $150,000.
At the hearing, Zimmerman apologized Friday to the Martin family.
"I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son," Zimmerman said. "I did not know if he was armed."
Before Zimmerman's testimony, his family said he is a caring, nonviolent man who organized a campaign on behalf of a homeless man who had been beaten and mentored an African-American boy for two years, his mother testified Friday during his bond hearing.
"I know that he is very protective of people, very protective of homeless people and also of children," Gladys Zimmerman testified by telephone.
Zimmerman, 28, is accused of second-degree murder in Martin's death on February 26.
Zimmerman went into hiding immediately after the shooting. Critics have accused him of racially profiling Martin and unjustly killing him.
His family testified Friday that the image is all wrong, saying earlier incidents of violence cited by prosecutors were misunderstandings or efforts to protect himself or a friend, and that he is no danger to the community.
""I've never known him to be violent at all unless he was provoked, and then he would turn the other cheek," Zimmerman's father, Robert Zimmerman Sr. said.
The new judge in the case, Kenneth Lester Jr., presided at the bond hearing.
His wife and parents testified Friday that the family has few assets. They were unable to say how much money has been raised by Zimmerman's online appeal for financial assistance.
Before his arrest, Zimmerman was hiding out of state but remained in touch with authorities, according to police in Sanford, Florida, where the shooting happened.
Natalie Jackson, an attorney for Martin's family, told CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin on Thursday that O'Mara called to set up a private meeting between Zimmerman and the Martin family. The family declined, Jackson said, indicating they want Zimmerman, instead, to give a deposition on what happened the night Martin was shot.
Although details of the shooting remain murky, what is known is that Martin ventured out from the home of his father's fiancee in Sanford and went to a nearby convenience store, where he bought a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Iced Tea.
On his way back, he had a confrontation with Zimmerman, who shot him.
Zimmerman had called 911 to complain about a suspicious person in the neighborhood, according to authorities.
In the call, Zimmerman said he was following Martin after the teen started to run, prompting the dispatcher to tell him, "We don't need you to do that." Zimmerman pursued Martin anyway but then said he lost sight of him.
According to Sanford police, Zimmerman told authorities that after he briefly lost track of Martin, the teen approached him.
After the two exchanged words, Zimmerman said, he reached for his cell phone, and then Martin punched him in the nose.
Zimmerman said Martin pinned him to the ground and began slamming his head onto the sidewalk, leading to the shooting
Police have said Zimmerman was not immediately charged because there was no evidence to disprove his account that he'd acted in self-defense.
A police report indicated he was bleeding from the nose and the back of his head.
Because he is other than black. Nuff said.
And there is money to be made.
Since when is saying you are sorry for someone’s loss an apology?
When you are innocent and yet regretful.
Yup, that innocent guy in the hoody just being sooo persecuted.
I’ve done some things that were the right thing to do but felt bad about it for the other party’s sake. That just means your human...
Firing single mothers for cause I never found easy. I would hope killing someone justifiably would not be a source of pleasure.
Well, it’s not a new photo since it had to have been taken the day of the incident. I guess it wasn’t published until now because it didn’t fit the narrative.
I have to say, Zimmerman is showing grace under pressure. He turned himself in when he knew he was being charged. I’m impressed with his demeanor. Too bad he’s a Democrat (or was). I think in the long run, the truth will be told and he’ll go free. I pray for his safety.
Why is the MSM so incompetent that it couldn’t find or show this pic until now? Answer; it’s not. The MSM is criminally malicious.
“After the release of the photo, however, Dershowitz went much further, telling Breitbart News that if the prosecutors did have the photo and didnt mention it in the affidavit, that would constitute a grave ethical violation, since affidavits are supposed to contain all relevant information.
...”I’ve had cases in Florida against prosecutors, Dershowitz said, and this is not the first time they have willfully omitted exculpatory evidence. It’s a continuing problem. ...”
I don’t care he’s a democrat. He’s been a true american that needs our support. Party affiliation has nothing to do with it. Nor does race.
Exactly! Every news media outlet is repeating the same lie. He was offering his condolences — not admitting guilt (which an “apology” would imply).
To stop the lunatics from rioting.
Why aren’t the reporters talking to the EMS that treated him at the scene?
>> Why arent the reporters talking to the EMS that treated him at the scene?
EMS may not be allowed to talk to anyone about treatments they administer (HIPAA). Just conjecture — I really don’t know. But it’s strange that we have not heard anything at all from that angle.
Because the race-baiters and Lefties in general are willing to destroy innocent folks to further their political agenda. I believe thay may be overplaying their hand because more and more Whites have no choice but to profile out of self defense. This will get very ugly and while some Whites will die due to the all-out effort to make racial/political hay out of it, many more Blacks will pay the price for being willing facilitators. They are counting on the historical "alying down and taking it" by Whites will continue to prevail, but the camel's back is burdened to its limit.
The people making the noise already knew about this. According to them, George Zimmerman should not have defended himself. He should have died on the sidewalk instead. Then we would not have all these demonstrations.
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