Prosecutors in Florida have released some of the much anticipated evidence in the case of the shooting of Travon Martin, the unarmed teenager who died after being shot by George Zimmerman while returning from a snack run, Skittles in hand.
The Daily Beast reports that among the evidence were photographs of George Zimmerman’s bleeding head:
A paramedics’ report corroborates the photograph, identifying “abrasions to his forehead,” “bleeding/tenderness to his nose, and a small laceration to the back of his head. All injuries have minor bleeding.”
All of the other evidence seems to be one contradiction on top of the other. One witness places Matin on top in the fight, another says you couldn’t tell. Martin’s mother recognized Trayvon’s voice in the 911 calls, whereas Martin’s father says it isn’t him screaming.
Confounding evidence aside, so many questions in this case remain, such as whether or not Zimmerman can claim “Stand Your Ground” as a defense when he was told by police not to confront Martin, and why Zimmerman’s first legal team quit so hastily right before he was arrested.
What do you think? Has any of this evidence changed your mind?
What lessons can we learn from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, and the resulting police, news, and tabloid circus?
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