Skip to comments.Photo taken after Trayvon Martin shooting shows bloody George Zimmerman [LIVE THREAD]
Posted on 04/20/2012 4:33:22 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla.
WFTV just learned Friday morning about a picture of gunman George Zimmerman, taken just three minutes after the shooting that left 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead.
The picture reportedly shows cuts on the back of Zimmerman's head, with blood trickling down.
Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Martin on February 26 in a gated Sanford community, claimed he killed Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of Martin.
The picture would seem to back up Zimmerman's claim that Martin slammed his head against the sidewalk.
That picture could be part of the evidence shown to the judge in court Friday morning during Zimmerman's bond hearing.
ABC News is breaking more on this story on Good Morning America at 7 a.m. on Channel 9. We'll have more on Central Florida's TV 27 at 7 a.m.
Meanwhile, Trayvon Martin's parents will come face to face for the first time with Zimmerman on Friday.
Zimmerman is due in a Seminole County courtroom for a bond hearing at 9 a.m.
After a week and a half behind bars, Zimmerman may be walking out of jail to await trial on a second-degree murder charge.
The parents of 17-year-old Martin are expected in the courtroom during the bond hearing.
Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara will likely argue to Judge Kenneth Lester that Zimmerman is not a flight risk, pointing to fact that Zimmerman turned himself in immediately when charges were filed.
Judge Lester must decide if Zimmerman will be offered bond.
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If I am ever in court I want O’Mara as my attorney.
He’s in the first inning with a NO HIITER started.
God has to love George’s Mother, getting on record the poor economy and what her son has done helping the children of Obama times.
Agree with your first impression of O'Mara so far.
Is this why judge and attorneys are bailing out?
TY, Maggie. This is one shady dude. He looks and acts arrogant as hell.
If he is in solitary confinement, he is much safer than being released. He will not be able to hide from the racist animals who want him dead long before a trial ever takes place.
Yeah, the prosecution is going to have a hell of a time getting 12 people to convict with second degree murder. I bet they are drafting up a plea deal as we speak. Zimmerman should reject any and all offers of a plea, and ride this one straight to trial.
Poor Judge Lester. If he really believes it should not go to trial and rules as such, his life and his family’s life may well be in jeopardy. With Eric Holder at the helm, the Black Panthers are allowed to do anything.
My impression is of a guy who knows he’s being asked to prop up very shaky structure.
The investigator is answering questions regarding the choices made in affidavit wording, the choice to pick out two quotes from Zimmerman’s phone call which were both expletives , and to ignore/not use any of the many other words that Zimmerman spoke during that phone call to police that night.
Dale ( Dave?) Galbreath’s answers, for the most part:
I didn’t put that word in the affidavit.
I didn’t choose to put those expletive quotes in the affidavit.
I didn’t choose the word “profiled” over the words “saw, observed, noticed...”
I didn’t write the document... it was a collaborative effort.
But, yes, I did sign it and swear that it was true and accurate...
O’Mara questioning the words “profile” and “confront” on the affidavit.
I hate these breaks!
Zimm may not have feared for his life but understood the possibility of severe concussion and long term brain damage.
Zimmerman, knowing that he (himself) was armed, knew that if he lost consciousness, his attacker could then take his pistol and kill him with it. That would be a reason to fear for your life, in addition to having your head bashed on the concrete.
Especially the editing of the 911 call that made him seem racist.
I was just going to post that. “It’s bush’s fault” replies.
This pros keeps calling this a murder. O’Mara should object.
You can bet on that. He'll be called every name in the book and every jaywalking ticket he ever wrote will be under the microscope. Everytime he got info from a hooker or a druggie will be construed into him buying whatever services.
I won't be waiting to read about the out pouring of apologies to Zimmerman from any of the big names who got all leg twingly painting him as a monster - Bill Cosby, Rosanne Barr, Spike Lee, Jerry Rivers, Jamie Fox, Mia Farrow, Will Farrell, MC Hammer, Diddy and other rappers, the Miami Heat team, the "reverends", US Congress, Dear Leader, etc.