More confusing evidence in the Trayvon Martin Case

Just as soon as you thought that you had a good idea of what happened in the Trayvon Martin case, something else comes up.

Autopsy report:

Trayvon Martin autopsy report

Trayvon Martin was shot at close range. He had THC in his blood. George Zimmerman did have a broken nose. He did have lacerations on the back the of head. So, where does that leave us?

4 Responses

  1. Autopsy says only wound on Trayvon’s hands were abrasion on left hand of 1/4 x 1/4.  That does not sound like enough to me to account for the significant damage shown later on Zim’s medical report.  Two black eyes and a broken nose.  Unless ALL the damage was by Trayvon allegedly pounding Zim’s head into ground, but on BOTH sides of head (front and back)?  Also, coroner said gun was at intermediate range (even though gsw showed imprint of barrel and stippling).

  2. @LindaRMonkJD I still think the bottom line was Trayvon was minding his own business when George Zimmerman decided he needed to confront Trayvon. So far, nothing else seems to change that basic fact.

  3. I think it leaves us with a reckless endangerment conviction for Zimmerman or something of the like. It looks like he was creating a dangerous situation by stalking about, but it doesn’t seem that he set out to do murder.

  4.  @ecthompsonmd  @LindaRMonkJD I agree; Zim was the aggressor by stalking and confronting Trayvon.  @moloch I think manslaughter is the better charge; I’d even go to murder 2 because Zim was the pursuer, not Trayvon.  That Zim might shoot someone if choosing to pursue and carrying a gun is an entirely predictable consequence.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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