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Photo taken after Trayvon Martin shooting shows bloody George Zimmerman [LIVE THREAD]
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/abc-news-photo-taken-after-trayvon-martin-shooting/nMdbw/ ^ | Friday, April 20, 2012 | WFTV

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wftv.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: bloody; ferguson; georgezimmerman; head; missouri; photo; sourcetitlenoturl; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermanhearing; zimmermaninjuries; zimmermanlivehearing
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To: Mouton
Thank you. Please keep reporting for those of us that can't watch it.

/johnny

151 posted on 04/20/2012 7:12:48 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: txrangerette
I have heard Juan Williams say more than once that Zimmerman outweighed Trayvon by a hundred pounds.

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.

152 posted on 04/20/2012 7:13:59 AM PDT by bgill
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To: tomkat

Liking O’Mara here. This ‘investigator’ is shady.


153 posted on 04/20/2012 7:15:11 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MARTIAL MONK
“Crackheads in the White House?”

Oh, for a moment I thought you were talking about the Clinton White House. My bad....what a flashback to happier days./s

154 posted on 04/20/2012 7:15:37 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: MestaMachine

LIVE BLOG

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/20/live-blog-attorney-seeks-bond-for-george-zimmerman/

[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.


155 posted on 04/20/2012 7:17:20 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Should we assume this is police evidence, taken with a responding LEO’s 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 Zimmerman’s wife, allegedly blurting out, “Man, just tell her I shot someone.”......

Was the police onsite before the shooting?


156 posted on 04/20/2012 7:17:25 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: hummingbird

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.


157 posted on 04/20/2012 7:17:35 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck 3)
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To: st.eqed
Hi st.eqed:

Indeed!

Thanks for pointing this out.

158 posted on 04/20/2012 7:17:55 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: hummingbird

Jewel is dead. He did settle with some of the news organizations.


159 posted on 04/20/2012 7:18:10 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: blam

It looks like he shaved his head. What is that about?


160 posted on 04/20/2012 7:18:51 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: tomkat

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.


161 posted on 04/20/2012 7:18:52 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: MestaMachine
The caption just showed this cop is from the State Attorney's office, not SPD.

Agree with your first impression of O'Mara so far.

162 posted on 04/20/2012 7:19:31 AM PDT by tomkat ( ... shall NOT be abridged)
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To: hummingbird
Jewell v CNN...settled for undisclosed amount
Jewell v Piedmont College...settled for undisclosed amount
Jewell v NY Post...settled for undisclosed amount
Jewell v NBC....settled for $500,000
Jewell v Cox Enterprises dba Atlanta Journal-Constitution) dragged on for years and was dismissed AFTER Jewell's death.
163 posted on 04/20/2012 7:19:48 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: umgud
“This doesn’t change anything for the proecution. They knew about this from the beginning.”

Is this why judge and attorneys are bailing out?

164 posted on 04/20/2012 7:19:48 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: maggief

TY, Maggie. This is one shady dude. He looks and acts arrogant as hell.


165 posted on 04/20/2012 7:20:08 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


166 posted on 04/20/2012 7:20:17 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.

I would.


167 posted on 04/20/2012 7:21:01 AM PDT by corlorde (NH)
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To: MestaMachine

168 posted on 04/20/2012 7:22:17 AM PDT by maggief
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Bump


169 posted on 04/20/2012 7:22:29 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama studied our Constution out of hate for America, not out of love for our laws.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


170 posted on 04/20/2012 7:22:54 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: MestaMachine

My impression is of a guy who knows he’s being asked to prop up very shaky structure.


171 posted on 04/20/2012 7:23:27 AM PDT by tomkat ( ... shall NOT be abridged)
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To: MestaMachine

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...


172 posted on 04/20/2012 7:24:48 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: MestaMachine

O’Mara questioning the words “profile” and “confront” on the affidavit.

Gilbreath evasive.


173 posted on 04/20/2012 7:25:28 AM PDT by maggief
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To: All
OMG, this guy just cited that bogus 'audio expert' paid by the Orlando Sentinel !

LOL

174 posted on 04/20/2012 7:25:35 AM PDT by tomkat ( ... shall NOT be abridged)
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To: tomkat

I hate these breaks!


175 posted on 04/20/2012 7:25:55 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
And, remember that these laws include a phrase equivalent to “grievous physical injury”.

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.

176 posted on 04/20/2012 7:27:16 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Especially the editing of the 911 call that made him seem racist.


177 posted on 04/20/2012 7:29:44 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama is afraid if he needs to start a fight with Catholics. He's losing the women's vote!!!)
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To: onemiddleamerican

I was just going to post that. “It’s bush’s fault” replies.


178 posted on 04/20/2012 7:31:37 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This pros keeps calling this a murder. O’Mara should object.


179 posted on 04/20/2012 7:33:46 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: RummyChick
Of course, now that officer is in for a hard time by the race baiters.

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.

180 posted on 04/20/2012 7:34:10 AM PDT by bgill
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To: JRandomFreeper; mickie; flaglady47
Folks, rest assured that Mr. Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, is GOOD.

He's hitting all the right buttons...and is very much in command presenting his case.

Leni

181 posted on 04/20/2012 7:34:46 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Fishtalk
Judge Janine ... lambasted Zimmerman, called him a gun-toting over-eager vigilante, basically repeated every lie the Lamestream was spreading around.

FoxNews's "legal experts" leave a lot to be desired. Several times they have made comments and statements that were absolutely incorrect. No wonder they are on TV rather than on the Bench.


182 posted on 04/20/2012 7:35:10 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Z’s atty is saying there is no evidence Zimmerman confronted Trayvon.


183 posted on 04/20/2012 7:37:16 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: All
O'Mara has objection sustained re the prosecutor trying to introduce facts not in evidence.

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.

/.02

184 posted on 04/20/2012 7:37:21 AM PDT by tomkat ( ... shall NOT be abridged)
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To: tomkat
I see retirement in his immediate future.
maybe I should try for a gig at the GSA...

185 posted on 04/20/2012 7:39:22 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: MinuteGal
...and is very much in command presenting his case.

Definitely has Angie's bald guy back on his heels.

186 posted on 04/20/2012 7:39:54 AM PDT by tomkat ( ... shall NOT be abridged)
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To: tomkat

This pros is TRYING this case. This is just wierd for a bond hearing.


187 posted on 04/20/2012 7:40:16 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MinuteGal

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.


188 posted on 04/20/2012 7:41:07 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: MinuteGal

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.


189 posted on 04/20/2012 7:44:26 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: onemiddleamerican

Z’s atty nailing this guy Dal Gilbreath, Investigator, State Atty’s Office.


190 posted on 04/20/2012 7:44:55 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: All
Hammering cop on the timeline re Z having made his statement immediately following the shooting vs the prosecution's ex post facto stuff.

O'Mara: "Do you have any evidence to contradict Z's statement that he was returning to his car ?"

Cop: "No"

191 posted on 04/20/2012 7:45:53 AM PDT by tomkat ( ... shall NOT be abridged)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
They are not. But the lynch Zmmerman crowd does not allow the truth and facts to get in their way.

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.

192 posted on 04/20/2012 7:45:58 AM PDT by sport
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To: corlorde

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.


193 posted on 04/20/2012 7:46:11 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I hope he kicks all their asses, one after the other. Verbally, of course.


194 posted on 04/20/2012 7:46:27 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Prosecutor is ticked now.


195 posted on 04/20/2012 7:46:53 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
they didn’t mention the race of the woman who shot the mom and stole her newborn baby (and I didn’t know it was a black-on-white crime until just 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.

196 posted on 04/20/2012 7:47:37 AM PDT by bgill
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


197 posted on 04/20/2012 7:47:58 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Prosecutor bringing up the lack of injuries to GZ. Interesting, given the release of the ABC photo.


198 posted on 04/20/2012 7:47:58 AM PDT by maggief
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To: All
Cop's a shifty eyed prick.
199 posted on 04/20/2012 7:48:20 AM PDT by tomkat ( ... shall NOT be abridged)
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To: tomkat

This case would only be complete if we had Judge Ito on the bench!


200 posted on 04/20/2012 7:49:36 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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