by Yvette Carnell
In George Zimmerman’s murder trial, the defense is claiming that Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin because Zimmerman feared for his life. To support that claim, Zimmerman’s defense counsel maintains that 17 year old Trayvon Martin was slamming Zimmerman’s head into the concrete shortly before the fatal shooting. But does this align with evidence at the scene? As the trial continues, we should consider what we know about the evidence police gathered after the shooting occurred.
Firstly, let’s remember that no one has testified that they witnessed Trayvon Martin slamming George Zimmerman’s head into the concrete. The witness with the best view of the fight, Johnathan Good, said only that he believed he saw someone with a dark shirt atop someone with a “red or white” shirt. But when the prosecution asked Good if he saw anyone being attacked in the way the defense team characterized the beating, Good responded by saying, “I couldn’t see that.”
But here’s a picture of Zimmerman’s jacket taken 45 minutes after he k!lled Trayvon Martin:
Does this look like the jacket of man who was flat on his back on the grass and dirt, fighting for his life under the weight of 150 lb teenager? Remember that Zimmerman claims that he sort of slid onto the grass to get his head off the concrete. Also, keep in mind that it was damp and rainy on the night in question. How’d Zimmerman escape the fight of his life without as much as a smudge on his jacket? And Zimmerman’s jeans were clean as well.
And here is a picture of Zimmerman’s nose minus the blood:
Regarding Zimmerman’s head wound, a doctor testified on Friday that the scalp is a very “vascular” area, meaning it has many veins and thus, bleeds easily.Those wounds in the back of Zimmerman’s head were not serious injuries. In fact, Zimmerman never suffered any serious injuries in what he and his defense counsel characterize as a life and death match.
If Zimmerman was fighting for his life on the night in question, the evidence sure doesn’t seem to support that. If Trayvon was using “Ground and Pound” MMA moves to punch Zimmerman in the face dozens of times, then why’d Zimmerman only get a bloody nose and a couple of cuts on the back of the head? And why was there only one minor injury to Trayvon Martin’s hand?
These are just a few of the questions we should keep in mind as the trial continues.
Update: Here are Trayvon Martin’s pants, with visible stains in the knee areas.