Autopsy Report Reveals Trayvon Martin Was Shot At Close Range
Three months after his death, Trayvon Martin's autopsy report has been released to the public. According to the findings, the unarmed teen was shot at close range and sustained a fatal wound to the chest, as well as bruises to his knuckles.
The autopsy, conducted by a medical examiner in Volusia County, was dated March 15, more than two weeks after he was gunned down by George Zimmerman. Further details reveal that the bullet passed through the high school student's left ventricle, before entering his lungs.
Martin's report hit the news circuit, two days after Zimmerman's medical report was obtained by ABC News. Completed by his personal physician, the 28-year-old allegedly suffered a broken nose and two black eyes. In light of the news, Benjamin Crump— lawyer for the Martin family— asked that all medical records and other information pertaining to the case be made public to maintain “full transparency.” Crump went on to state the Zimmerman's records were leaked to the media in an attempt to sway public opinion. “It was leaked for a beneficial purpose, certainly to help George Zimmerman's claim of self-defense,” he said. “This report needs to be vetted with a keen eye. You have to look at this in the full context,” he continued. “George Zimmerman made the decision to get out of his car, profile Trayvon Martin, pursue Trayvon Martin and confront him.”
Zimmerman will go on trial later this year. He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges.
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