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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So is the prosecutor. Geez!
Re the states attorney doing the questioning today... If I recall the name correctly, this same guy doing the questioning is one of the “collaborators” who worked with investigator Gilbreath on the affidavit of charges/”evidence”. That is what I recall the investigator saying a few minutes ago.
The state has an obligation to reveal ALL exculpatory evidence.
If his head was bloody and been bashed in the concreate then there will be blood (with DNA) on the concrete. That is testable. Provable. Exculpatory.
If it was ignored or destroyed then there is a spoiliation of evidence and a serious nifong matter for this state wide prosecutor.
This is why stand your ground was created, to protect citizens from crack pot prosecutors.
from cop: powder burns and stipling on Martin & injuries consistent with having head pounded .. two lacerations.
Just wait until they find out he stole a pencil in 3rd grade. If they can't prove it, they'll claim he did.
Gilbreath: The (Zimmerman) injuries are constistent with a harder object striking his head .. than his head was.
GZ about to make a statement to court !
Investigator unaware of injuries to GZ’s nose. Hasn’t asked for medical report.
O’Mara has report ... will give to Corey.
GZ to speak!
Zimmerman up. Now the prosecutor is going after him.
This pros is a true @hole
WTF is the defense thinking! NEVER put your client on the stand when you are winning!
He must have a plan. He’s not a stupid man.
First impression is that O'M is sharp as a tack.
From reading here I think he’s thinking that he can put this whole railroading of Zimmerman to bed today.
It won't matter if the NBP publically announced on CNN that it's been recalled because someone somehwere will decided to go for it. I thought Zimmerman and his family and parents needed to go into witness protection weeks ago.
O’Mara is the real deal.
GZ off the stand.
[Updated at 10:55 a.m. ET] “I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son,” Zimmerman said, apparently addressing Martin’s parents, who are in the room.
Zimmerman also said he thought Martin was older than he was, and that he “didn’t know if (Martin) was armed or not.”
You couldn’t pay me enough to live in Houston. I’d rather live in Laredo or any border town dodgin cartel bullets than than Sheila’s cesspool.
that can be used to impeach.
“You said under oath there was a lack of injuries.
lay predicate, introduce picture...
did you investigate this case?
did you have access to all the evidence?
So you lied under oath at that hearing...”
Pros up now . . .
ARGH! Stuck behind firewall & can’t watch! Please tell us if GZ is getting bail!
OBVIOUSLY he took his own gun after he slayed the innocent child and knocked himself on the head with it which made cocoanut-3 Stooges-like knock sounds while he did it. The he went “Wooo wooo woo wooo wooooo nyuk nyuk nyuk”
POS pros just asked for $1MM bond
I had no idea he’s been in jail this whole time, but I’m guessing it was for his own protection.
Good heavens! The Hitler look-a-like prosecutor is using every liberal tactic!
150k bond, gps.
Judge sets bond at $150k with electronic monitoring.
$150,000 bond plus electronic monitoring.
Bond just set at $150,000 with electronic monitoring.
But yet the bitch still caved and brought “second degree murder” charages
Zimmerman is being railroaded beyond belief
Judge sets bond at $150,000.
$150k bond. Victory no. 1.
That is awesome :)
No contact with victim family
Advise monitoring officials every 3 days
Talk with Sheriff’s dept re residing out of state
George Zimmerman is getting a major league screw job by these prosecutors. I have a lot less respect for these Kangaroos.
That bearded “investigator” was a joke.
$150,000 on a Murder2 charge. Judge has no faith in these charges!
Political lynch mob in the guise of the law! Fire that stupid DA lady now!
IOW in FL the bondsman gets to keep 15k and zimmerman has to put up 150k collateral. There is no cash equivalent bond in fl.
Either way this is far less than 1,000,000 the state retreated towards or the no bond demand prior.
the state’s case fell appart today and you could hear the new room chiefs calling THEIR lawyers.
It SHOULD be time for them to move on to the next sideshow, but I am never not amazed by their ability to absolutely IGNORE reality (definition of ignorant), and fabricate a racist conspiracy. It was what they did after Katrina. They will keep doing it as long as they keep getting away with it and profiting from it.
All I can say is thank God he had a fair judge.
Most of the file is motions filed by the media
Judge said he was very familiar with ABC officer cases with University of Central Florida (UCF) students, and did not appear to be considering it evidence of Zimmerman being a very violent person.
As well, he said the injunctions between Zimmerman and an ex girlfriend were relatively tame when compared to others he has had court involvement with.
My take is this: Basically, the prosecutor’s allegations were puffing, exageration, and not worth a bucket of warm spit, in this judge’s mind.
Maybe she said it intentionally, knowing Prosecution had nothing and GZ was not guilty of anything other than protecting himself.
Maybe she thought, why pile more on these people who probably already knew their kid was a thug but could not control him and that he is the one responsible, not GZ.
Just throwing this out there...