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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He's one of the reasons I don't watch FOX anymore. It's one thing to hire scum but it's another to keep them on the air.
Liking O’Mara here. This ‘investigator’ is shady.
Oh, for a moment I thought you were talking about the Clinton White House. My bad....what a flashback to happier days./s
[Updated at 10:09 a.m. ET] O’Mara has called Dale Gilbreath, an investigator with the state attorney’s office, to the stand. Gilbreath is one of the investigators in the Martin shooting case.
Should we assume this is police evidence, taken with a responding LEOs phone-cam?
From the article:
.....The person who took the photograph told ABC News he heard Martin and Zimmerman fighting before the shooting and that after Martin was killed, Zimmerman asked the photographer to call Zimmermans wife, allegedly blurting out, Man, just tell her I shot someone.......
Was the police onsite before the shooting?
NBC settled out of court with Mr. Jewel for major big bucks.
In regard to Zimmerman going to stay with Jewel...he passed away in 2007.
Thanks for pointing this out.
Jewel is dead. He did settle with some of the news organizations.
It looks like he shaved his head. What is that about?
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.
He's hitting all the right buttons...and is very much in command presenting his case.
Z’s atty is saying there is no evidence Zimmerman confronted Trayvon.
And again !
Cop on the stand still seems way wary of the pros trying to lead him down a path that O'Mara will nail him on in cross.
Definitely has Angie's bald guy back on his heels.
This pros is TRYING this case. This is just wierd for a bond hearing.
Thank God that he does have a competent lawyer.
Now he’s crossing the “investigator” who didn’t write any part of the affidavit, apparently.
Asking him what proof or evidence there is that Zimmerman did not listen to the PD call taker when he told him he didn’t need to follow the suspicious person... none really, just supposition. But of course the investigator did not use that word.
And conveniently he does not recall the part of Zimmerman’s statement in which he says he was going back to his vehicle when he was attacked.
Does not recall. Well, that’s convenient. He can only recall things that make Zimmerman look like a murderer, but cannot recall any evidence or statements which might show innocence. Good little government railroad worker, he is. Railroad the white-hispanic with the cracked noggin.
Z’s atty nailing this guy Dal Gilbreath, Investigator, State Atty’s Office.
O'Mara: "Do you have any evidence to contradict Z's statement that he was returning to his car ?"
Their idol[s] the rev.s Jesse and Al says how it happened and they began parroting the lines. This, if nothing else, deonstrates how far down this forum has sunk. And then, they are the ,"Its Romney or obama" crowd.
The prosecutor is notoriouis for not doing plea bargans or making it very very difficult. She personally hates stand your ground laws. Gov. Scott’s kangaroo court blue ribbon committee is packed with those like minded anti-second people.
I doubt there will be any plea deal.
I suspect if the state fails to introduce anything more, they have nothing.
I hope he kicks all their asses, one after the other. Verbally, of course.
Prosecutor is ticked now.
They had been trying to let the audience believe it was white on white. It was a shock to all when they showed her at the hearing and she was black. Her husband is white so she thought could pass off a white baby as theirs.
This is important regarding the defense’s contention this is not a stand your ground. If he gets this arrest tossed, they go back to ground zero again and would have to refile.
Prosecutor bringing up the lack of injuries to GZ. Interesting, given the release of the ABC photo.
This case would only be complete if we had Judge Ito on the bench!