Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Interesting if True

Some news on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case:

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.
Yeah, it could support the claim. It sure could. More from the report:

WFTV has learned that the medical examiner found two injuries on Martin’s body: The fatal gunshot wound and broken skin on his knuckles.

When you compare Trayvon’s non-fatal injury with Zimmerman's bloody head wounds, the autopsy evidence is better for the defense, Sheaffer said.

“It goes along with Zimmerman's story that he acted in self-defense, because he was getting beaten up by Trayvon Martin,” Sheaffer said.

It could. Then again, to be fair, it could mean this:

But Sheaffer said there could be another explanation for Martin's knuckle injury.

“It could be consistent with Trayvon either trying to get away or defend himself,” Sheaffer said.

But we also learned this:

In the meantime, there’s new information surfacing about Zimmerman.

ABC News said it has obtained Zimmerman's medical report from the day after the killing. According to ABC, the report shows Zimmerman had a broken nose and abrasions on the back of his head.
As the post title says, interesting if true.


Bike Bubba said...

....and so it all comes down to who started it, really, doesn't it?

Brian said...

Well, I think it always has come to that (who started it). Which will be pretty much impossible to prove with forensics either way.

I will be very surprised if Mr. Zimmerman is convicted of anything...certainly not murder 2. And unless the prosecution has some evidence we don't know about, he probably should not be.

Personally, I think something about this still stinks...but burden of proof, reasonable doubt, etc...

Bike Bubba said...

Brian, you might be able to at least defend the idea that Zimmerman certainly hadn't landed any GOOD blows--apparently the autopsy of Martin revealed no other injuries, and the medical exam of Zimmerman indicated no injuries to his hands.

That said, it's right that this stinks. Maybe some good could come of it if neighborhood watch people--and hey, police too--learned a little bit about what NOT to do in situations like approaching strangers while on neighborhood watch. I know I'm "street stupid" at times.

Mr. D said...

Personally, I think something about this still stinks...but burden of proof, reasonable doubt, etc...

Me, I like burden of proof and reasonable doubt.

Gino said...

brace for the riots.

Brian said...

brace for the riots.

I wouldn't worry about it. People don't have the attention span they did in 1992. By the time this goes to trial, most people won't even remember what they were mad about.

Night Writer said...

Oh, I'm sure there will be a couple of people willing to remind them.