Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin killed by single gunshot fired from 'intermediate range,' autopsy shows
Posted on 05/16/2012 4:49:58 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Florida teenager Trayvon Martin died from a single gunshot wound to the chest fired from intermediate range, according to an autopsy report reviewed Wednesday by NBC News.
The official report, prepared by the medical examiner in Volusia County, Fla., also found that the 17-year-old Martin had one other fresh injury a small abrasion, no more than a quarter-inch in size on his left ring finger below the knuckle.
Separately, a medical report on Martins alleged killer, 28-year-old George Zimmerman, prepared by his personal physician the day after Martins shooting in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, found that the Neighborhood Watch volunteer suffered a likely broken nose, swelling, two black eyes and cuts to the scalp. That report, first reported Tuesday by ABC News, also was reviewed by NBC News.
Both documents are part of a mountain of evidence up to 300 pages and 67 CDs of witness statements, surveillance videos and other material-- expected to be made public soon in connection with the second-degree murder case against Zimmerman.
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What’s intermediate range? 3 inches??
What does intermediate range mean?
When are we going to tell the treason filled, communists Demorats to get Ficked and serve their Prison Time for trying to Destroy AMERICA!!!
Just a guess but intermediate range may mean no evidence of muzzle to flesh contact. There may be some powder residue on Trevon.
Not knowing any details, it could mean that Mr. Zimmerman was atle to generate enough distance to clear the weapon and place a round. It doesn’t take much, couple yards and there is still marks made by powder and carbon. Much beyond 3 yards, the marking goes way down.
Trayvon’s case looks weaker and weaker. Meanwhile his mother who is on the public payroll working for the City of Miami...She got 40 weeks of vacation time donated to her by her fellow employees. To spend her time gallivanting about America pressing Trayvon’s non-existent case. What a joke.
Cindy Sheehan....now in black.
I’m guessing stippling on the hoodie, but not much around the wound. 2-5 feet. Whatever the high number on the estimate is, that’s the only figure the MSM will focus on.
Nice shootin Georgie! Be efficient with your rounds. Never know when 20 or 30 of Holder’s people will surround you.
“Gunshot wounds can be classified based on the range from the muzzle of the gun to the target. These classifications include contact, near-contact, intermediate, and distant wounds.”
“...In near-contact wounds, the muzzle is not in contact with the skin, but is very close. In this case, the powder grains do not have a chance to disperse and leave a powder tattooing. The entrance wound is surrounded by a wide zone of powder soot, and seared, blackened skin. In intermediate-range wounds, the muzzle is held away from the skin but close enough that it still produces powder tattooing. This type of wound is also characterized by numerous reddish-brown to orange-red lesions around the entrance to the wound.”
“The passage of a bullet through clothing can alter the appearance of the wound and cause the examiner to reach different conclusions regarding factors such as the range of the gunshot. When there is clothing between the firearm and the skin, you will not find soot and powder on the skin, and searing is lessened or can be prevented. Therefore, the usual methods of determining the distance of the shooter from the victim cannot be used. Whether the powder passes through the clothing depends on the material, the number of layers of clothing, and the form of the powder. Ball powder can penetrate up to three layers of clothing, while flake powder may fail to penetrate a single layer.
“Gunshot wounds through clothing can be telling, however, in that they can help determine the physical position the victim was in when he or she was shot. By lining up the holes in the clothing with the entrance and exit wounds, it can be determined whether the victim was sitting, standing, slouched, or in another position.”
I wonder if Al Sharpton is still taking mama Trayvon’s phone calls. Rev Sharpton got into the racial farce business with the Tawana Brawley case and by inciting the burning down of Feddie’s Fashion Mart and the Crown Heights riots
Good info... Thanks
Thanks for looking up what “intermediate range” means.
It's a statement they can back up with the science.
You can get gunshot powder residue on the victim without muzzle contact evidence from about 3 inches to about 9 feet with medium handguns.
The tech will surely spend a lot of time on the stand describing specific distances and the technological limits of the equipment.
George's attorney will present an independent expert that will testify that the residue found indeed could be deposited at 6 inches to a foot in distance.
Forensic defines it as nearly touching the skin to up to 3 feet away.