George Zimmerman Had Broken Nose & Black Eyes Following Trayvon Martin Shooting
A newly released injury report reveals the wounds that George Zimmerman allegedly sustained on the night that he killed Trayvon Martin. The 28-year-old maintains that the shooting was a result of a physical altercation pinpointing the unarmed teen as the aggressor.
According to the report, Zimmerman had a broken nose, two black eyes, and lacerations on his head. Not surprisingly, the Florida resident's family physician completed the medical report, obtained by ABC News Tuesday (May 15). Aside from his visible ailments—for which he refused medical attention— Zimmerman also complained of "occasional nausea when thinking about the violence," and was told to seek psychological help.
While Zimmerman's doctor's findings fall in line with his claim of self-defense, none of his injuries were visible on police surveillance taken not long after the incident. Discrepancies, in his story—which also include the fact that he was told not to pursue Martin, and that a witness heard the teen cry out before dying—will likely poke holes in his defense, once the case goes to trial.
Last week, Zimmerman's lawyer submitted a not guilty plea on his client's behalf, and waived his right to a speedy trial.
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