Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Zimmerman Went To His Doctor The Morning After the Shooting

ABC News is reporting that the medical report has been entered as evidence:
A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a "closed fracture" of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation.
How Angela Corey expects to get a conviction is utterly beyond me.

UPDATE: A reader points out something that has appeared in a number of news sources, such as May 15, 2012 WFTV:
SANFORD, Fla. —WFTV has confirmed that autopsy results show 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had injuries to his knuckles when he died.
The information could support George Zimmerman's claim that Martin beat him up before Zimmerman shot and killed him.
 Hardly definitive, but it fits with Zimmerman's claim about what happened, and the witness statement of Martin on top of Zimmerman, and the medical report from Zimmerman's doctor.


  1. Autopsy of Martin documents broken skin on knuckles.

  2. What I find interesting is every assertion of some "fact" that would disprove Zimmerman's description of the events of that night has been proven to be a mere assertion, devoid of fact. Early on some self-appointed internet expert said that had Zimmerman really been hurt he would have gone to the doctor after the encounter. Now I suppose the assertion has to be on the order of, "If he really had been injured he would have gone that evening," or "he would have had to be taken via ambulance".
    As I said on some forum weeks ago, we don't know, and the facts will be thoroughly vetted at trial, one of which they're working up to having.
    I think that rather than a conviction Angela Corey is looking for a Rodney King Riot, so that some aspect of Florida gun laws will be up for discussion and revision.

  3. All of this evidence should have been reviewed before she made the political decision to prosecute. It shouldn't be a surprise.

  4. And the DOJ is considering a hate crime charge.
    Too many politicians have a stake in Zimmerman being found guilty of something for the facts to get in the way now.

  5. The arrest was simply to facilitate a civil suit. I understand that in FL there would be no civil suit unless Zimmerman was arrested for something related to the suit. The prosecutor can lose her case, but Zimmerman will still be in court for years until he runs out of money. Sad.

  6. My understanding is that a person found innocent because of Stand Your Ground is shielded from civil suit for that action.

    This was really about preventing race riots.

  7. As I remember, once arrested for real let along indicted civil lawsuits can start, although as I recall you're right if he's found innocent.

    It should be noted he's not the one with big pockets. Presumably the homeowner's association that set up the Neighborhood Watch at his urging after the crimes started has liability insurance, and who knows who else might be a target.

    Martin's mother's comments at various times about "just wanting an arrest" are otherwise hard to understand.

  8. I understand that now there is evidence that the bullet that killed Martin was fired from between 1 in and 18 in.