Skip to comments.ABC News Exclusive: Zimmerman Medical Report Shows Broken Nose, Lacerations
Posted on 05/15/2012 3:19:49 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a "closed fracture" of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation.
Zimmerman faces a second degree murder charge for the Feb. 26 shooting that left the unarmed 17-year-old high school junior dead. Zimmerman has claimed self defense in what he described as a life and death struggle that Martin initiated by accosting him, punching him in the face, then repeatedly bashing his head into the pavement.
Also today, a trove of documents are being examined by lawyers for both the defense and prosecution as part of discovery in Zimmerman's trial -- including 67 CDs worth of documents, video of Martin on the night of the shooting, his autopsy report and videos of Zimmerman's questioning by police.
Zimmerman's three-page medical report is included in those documents that the defense could use as evidence.
Watch World News with Diane Sawyer for the latest on the Trayvon Martin shooting and the trial of George Zimmerman.
The morning after the shooting, on Feb. 27, Zimmerman sought treatment at the offices of a general physician at a family practice near Sanford, Fla. The doctor notes Zimmerman sought an appointment to get legal clearance to return to work.
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This entire prosecution is patently stupid.
AH.....maybe the DEATH PENALTY is out.....sadly....information TOO DAMN LATE......the family has a FATWA on their heads!! Their lives are RUINED by a PUNK THUG and the MEDIA FULL of PUNK THUGS!!!
Oh, please the little innocent 17 year old was really a gold toothed thug who was looking for a fight during his 10-day suspension from school. Any word if they ever found the rightful owners of the women's jewelry the school found in his bag?
Im tired of seeing unarmed inserted into every article. He had arms and he was using them to beat the hell out of Zimmerman.
Does the State of Florida intend to prosecute people who defend themselves?
Free George Zimmerman. Don’t sacrifice him on the alter of Obama and Holder.
I would say that if anyone here is ever involved in an incident like this, anything from a mugging to defending yourself with your firearm, get medical attention for any injuries so that it’s officially documented by authorities. You never know what fact will help you out when the media is out to crucify non-blacks and conservatives at any cost.
Obviously Zimmerman slipped on somebody’s skittles.
I know this is a question on a minor point...and I might have missed it, but: Did anyone ever find those skittles and iced tea that Trayvon claims he went to buy? They keep referring to them, but I don’t recall anyone actually finding them and holding them as evidence. I have heard that “skittles” is a street slang term for prescription drugs. So, was it really candy he went to get...or was he looking to find some drugs, maybe from a home he was looking to enter or something?
We would be better off if the state of Florida, prosecuted NO ONE, back in March. Let the race-baiters riots occur IN MARCH. Now, the timetable to riots is in the hands of Obama cronies and the MSM. The riots will conveniently lead up to and be timed before the Nov. election is my guess.
Some of us have been through this mess with Bernard Goetz. Luckily, Goetz survived as will Zimmerman.
That's a lie!
trayvon was armed! He was using his arms to beat the living daylights out of Mr Zimmerman. Who wants to bet that if trayvon had a gun, he would have shot Mr Zimmerman in the back, or held him up.
I think it's time to write a law that requires every single US citizen to bear arms.
The Republican governor of Florida is behind this show trial. I hope both he and the special prosecutor lose their jobs over this political stupidity and flagrant abuse of the justice system.
I appreciate the option to bear arms. But I sure as hell don’t want everyone to have a gun. There are alot of idiots out there..
“I think it’s time to write a law that requires every single US citizen to bear arms.”
I don’t know about that. I know some people who can hardly eat without injuring themselves. The thought of them carrying a gun is a little unnerving..
That stupid governor has been the best governor Florida has had in years. That said, he is a politician and has to cover his bases in the publics eye..
He didn’t have to do this. I was delighted when he was elected, and he is certainly better than most of his predecessors.
But you don’t play politics with justice. Especially not when you are only helping the other side.
He should have stayed out of it.
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