Skip to comments.ABC News Reports Medical Records Support George Zimmermanís Account
Posted on 05/16/2012 5:08:11 AM PDT by marktwain
When the tragic story of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin consumed the nation over the past few months, a number of questions were raised about racism, vigilantism, and self defense laws. However, the most important question was always the first one; what exactly happened that fateful night? The shooter, George Zimmerman, has always claimed that he fired his gun in self defense, something many found hard to believe considering the young boy he killed was unarmed. However, tonight, ABC World News broke information about the injuries Zimmerman received that may shed more light on just how that night went down.
ABC, who were also first to break the bloodied images of Zimmermans head that disputed video seemingly showing him unharmed, have now obtained Zimmermans detailed medical records.
The document describes Zimmerman as having suffered two black eyes, wounds to the back of the head, as well as a broken nose but that he declined both hospitalization after the encounter as well as a follow up with an ENT doctor. The doctor who wrote the document also writes that Zimmerman suffers from stress and nausea when thinking about the night and was strongly advised to see a psychologist.
It also states that, prior to the shooting, Zimmerman had been prescribed the drugs Adderall and Temazepam, medication that ABC points out can cause side effects such as agitation and mood swings, but in fewer than 10 percent of patients.
Of course, none of this proves exactly what the events were that led to Martins death. But they are important facts to add to this sad, sad story.
Watch the video from ABC News below:
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Stay out of the cities this Summer.
I am anxious to see if they performed drug & alcohol testing on Martin. The discovery process is underway and we’ll see all Corey’ evidence pretty soon.
Already saw a reference to Martin having lacerations on his knuckles; no doubt from where Zimmerman violently struck them with his face.
I want to know if he had a weapon...like a knife. Bet he did...
This entire prosecution is ridiculous.
It seems I read somewhere that Trayvon’s knuckles were bruised.
Once the evidence is released, it will become apparent to non-leftists that there is no reason to have Zimmerman go to trial.
Zimmerman simply Stood His Ground.
The real tragedy of this is that this info should have been divulged during the the first 48 hours. The fact that they did not reveal this pertinent info caused mass hysteria in the country.
If the head is split you must acquit.
The prosecution are depraved.
To be more accurate, he was laying on his ground.
What we have here is an attempt to limit the right to self-defense.
Has there been any mention of blood test results on Trayvon?
During Zimmerman’s call he describes the kid acting strangely.
If there were drugs in his system - that will be the last straw for this case.
“If the head is split you must acquit.”
And having your nose broken, followed immediately by having your head slammed on the edge of a concrete sidewalk multiple times can cause the side effect of you shooting the person beating on you, in almost all cases.
If the knuckles are bruised the State has losed.
This was Self-Defense, which is legally different than "Stand Your Ground." Zimmerman was physically assaulted, pinned down, and unable to withdraw.
"Stand Your Ground," means that if you are under threat, you have no obligation to retreat as a first line of defense, nor have you the obligation to WAIT until you are actually attacked before taking action.
I think so too. The theory of the left and the race-baters seems to be this: if a black person decided he feels like beating, raping, or even killing a white person at any time of day or night, the white person just has to accept it as their due. Fighting back is "escalating the confrontation," and defending yourself with a firearm is attempted murder at the very least.
This could be why the media is out front with the "Zimmerman was taking Adderall and Temazepam" factoid. They may know what's coming w/r/t Trayvon's toxicology results.
Oh, by the way, if it does turn out that Trayvon was high, it won't be the last straw for the case. It should, but it won't.
so much for HIPAA.....
The ‘real tragedy’ is the current reaction, or lack of it, by the mainstream media to black gangs beating white people senseless, whether in Norfolk, Tampa, or elsewhere. It’s become the most popular bloodsport, and it’s going to end with about a half dozen Traaaavons lying in a puddle and some poor white soul going to jail for self-defense.
Yet this information should have been deduced from day 1. From the eyewitness testimony that Zim was on his back getting punched in the face by Trayvon, per local news reports.
But the Corrupt Liberal Media ignored it, and created a National Lynch Mob with their “reporting”, and a man is being railroaded by a political prosecutor to mollify the mob, with Eric “My People” Holder waiting in the wings to complete the lynching if the locals fail
Such is ObamaAmerica in the 21st century!
“If the head is split you must acquit”
Let’s get T-shirts made.
The prosecutor in this case is over zealous and has a history of over charging. Currently she is prosecuting a 13y.o. for murder wherein he is mentally deficient. In another case, her office recently prosecuted some woman for firing a gun at her assailant in a domestic case. The woman shot to scare away her husband, no one hit, yet she is doing 20 years now which has outraged some in the black community. Seeminly she has no balance between victims rights and justice....her first comments about the Martin case were in support of his family over the loss of their wonderful son. Sorry to say she is a GOPer who defeated a liberal handily in the last election with good support from the conservative community. I believe she is now running unopposed. Wow.
I don't know if that will be enough to get him off. Probably depends on where the trial is held.
It would be very relevant if it showed he had drugs in his system, because it would corroborate Zimmerman’s suspicions based on Trayvon’s BEHAVIOR and thus blow away the racial profiling claim.
The prosecution can explain the lacerations on Trayvon’s knuckles from where he dragged them on the ground...
If found innocent, hopefully, he cannot be tried again. That would be the end of it.
Oh no, he's using the Chewbacca Defense! ;-)
The media seems unwilling to back off from their original story line—”unarmed black teenager” killed by racially-profiling trigger-happy white vigilante. Even if the proceedings in court are done properly and they actually get honest jurors who will decide on the basis of the evidence, it could be an explosive situation when the trial happens, with the public, especially the black community, expecting a conviction. Probably Sharpton and Jackson and the usual suspects will have demonstrations going on. Will the jurors fear they will trigger widespread rioting if they find Zimmerman innocent?
Thank you for continuing to show the distinction.
It really disturbs me that the woefully ignorant and liberals are absolutely convinced that Zimmerman had a duty to die because, according to their severly skewed version of the events, he instigated the “fight”.
The facts are already bearing out that Martin himself hid, watched Zimmerman go by, and then ambushed him on his return to his truck.
Personally, I don’t care if George Zimmerman was the Grand Kleagle of the local KKK, grabbed Martin by the arm, and called him everything but his Christian name. There was a disparity of force used by Martin, and any REASONABLE person would fear for his or her life when getting their head split on concrete by a bigger, younger, and more physically fit person.
That right of self defense is endemic to free peoples of the world, statutory or Constitutional law aside.
Good shoot. Period.
Egggzellent ! ;-)
Of course Zimmerman will be acquitted. The only question is will it be close enough to the election to result in riot induced voter turnout. That is what this has been about all along.
Looks like the FBI still has a pretty good hate crime case against Zimmerman ... for injuring poor Trayvon's knuckles!
Just the opposite....if he had drugs in his system, it would portray Zimmerman as being racist....because that would be deemed to be Zimmerman’s perception of ALL BLACKS.
Nope; using the "Stand your ground" defense is a non-starter. That implies that Zimmerman could make a decision to walk away or to fight. Zimmerman did not have the opportunity to walk away; he was lying on his back getting his head bashed into the concrete.
If it is disclosed that Martin tried to pull out Zimmerman's gun (by fingerprints or other validation), then Zimmerman will have a slam dunk not guilty verdict. If that wasn't the case, Zimmerman still has a strong self-defense argument in that having one's head bashed against the ground, after suffering a broken nose and two black eyes, should still convince a jury of his peers that he is not guilty of anything.
Stop it! This is a work day.
If the knuckles are bruised the State has losed.
If you can't spell, go to .. er .. uh .. Barnes and Noble and buy a dictionary.
Why wouldn’t it be relevant?
Zimmerman is being accused of ‘profiling’...in the indictment.
And, one of the first things he says on the phone call is ‘I think he’s on drugs’.
Wouldn’t a determination of whether or not Martin was on drugs (or otherwise intoxicated) be very relevant to proving/disproving Zimmerman’s original ‘profile’ of Martin?
This is where media malpractice needs to be brought up. Because the media has been caught in blatant lies.
And the public lies of witnesses - such as the coroner claiming publicly that Trayvon had no injuries besides the gunshot wound, when the autopsy actually says he had injuries to his knuckles. See http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/autopsy-results-show-trayvon-martin-had-injuries-h/nN6gs/
I believe what needs to happen at this point is the judge needs to throw the whole thing out, because that would disable the plans the race hustlers had for this all along: to get big bucks through a civil lawsuit.
And to discourage this kind of thing, the people who made it possible need to be prosecuted or punished by the public in some way. If we don’t do something to make an example out of this, we’ll see more and more of it.
If there are going to be riots over something the evidence clearly supports, then so be it. The alternative is to let terrorism disable our entire law enforcement system and Constitutiional government. I’d rather that we have an enemy to the Constitution that we can confront and overcome, than to watch the country just go quietly away with no way to save it. If this is the battle they want to fight, I say bring it, so everybody finally knows what’s been going on while they were sleeping.
Wrong, Zimmerman was knocked to the ground and he simply blew the offending thug off of him so he could stand back up on the ground. Technically, Zimmerman laid on his ground.
That makes no sense.
If Zimmerman had Trayvon accurately pegged as being stoned it wouldn’t be because Trayvon was black - unless a person tacitly admits that all Blacks are stoned. If the prosecution wants to go there, then THEY are the ones who are racist.
If all Blacks are not stoned, then Zimmerman guessed right on Trayvon because of his BEHAVIOR. We know from Zimmerman’s call to the dispatcher that he was concerned because of the behavior he observed, and if the drug test comes back positive it would show that the behavior WAS that of somebody on drugs, just as Zimmerman suspected. It wasn’t just him imagining the behavior was suspicious because the guy was Black.
The video of Trayvon could also show the type of behavior Zimmerman might have observed. We know Trayvon didn’t walk straight from the 7-11 to home. Was he lolly-gagging? Was he casing apartments? The drug screen and video footage could tell us a lot.
The”TRUTH”shall make ye free???????????????????
>>And the public lies of witnesses - such as the coroner claiming publicly that Trayvon had no injuries besides the gunshot wound,<<
One small correction. It was the undertaker who proclaimed that Trayvon had no injuries beyond the gunshot wound, not the coroner.
>>Stay out of the cities this Summer.<<
Homey don’t play that down here in Texas!
We have real gun control round these parts.
The results of the tox screen from the autopsy have to be in by now. The deafening silence about the results makes me about 98% certain that Trayvon Martin tested positive for drugs.
If the drug tests came back clean, you can bet the prosecution would have released or leaked the results and the left wing media and the race hustlers would be proclaiming that it “proves” Zimmerman is guilty.
BTW, Zimmerman not only described TM as behaving strangely on the 911 call, he specifically said, “he looks like he’s on drugs”. This was well before GZ was able to identify TM’s race.
A postive drug test would not only debunk the lie that GZ “racially profiled” TM, but would show that he ACCURATELY profiled him as an individual under the influence of drugs.
I wonder if the prosecution is holding back the toxiocology results, so that, after the hysteria dies down a bit, they can use the “revelation” that TM was on drugs as an excuse to finally do the right thing and drop the charges.