More evidence compiled following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin has been made public. Surveillance footage, taken just before his fatal encounter with George Zimmerman, show the teen purchasing ice tea and a bag of Skittles from a local 7-Eleven.
The release of the video comes on the heels of Martin’s autopsy report which states that he was shot at close range. Additionally, a medical examiner found bruises on his knuckles, and traces of THC in his system.
While police came under fire for letting the Zimmerman off the hook, one officer felt that the 28-year-old should have been charged with manslaughter, and was wrong to approach Martin. “The encounter between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin was ultimately avoidable by Zimmerman, if Zimmerman had remained in his vehicle and awaited the arrival of law enforcement,” wrote the investigator.
A medical report completed by his personal physician revealed that the former neighborhood watch volunteer suffered a broken nose, two black eyes, and sustained injuries to his head. On the night in question Zimmerman asserts that he shot the teen in self-defense.
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