A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a “closed fracture” of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation.
(Didja notice how they strung “murderer George Zimmerman” together, with “accused” in front of Trayvon Martin’s name? Murder is a legal conclusion. But I digress.)
The morning after the shooting, on Feb. 27, Zimmerman sought treatment at the offices of a general physician at a family practice near Sanford, Fla. The doctor notes Zimmerman sought an appointment to get legal clearance to return to work.
The record shows that Zimmerman also suffered bruising in the upper lip and cheek and lower back pain. The two lacerations on the back of his head, one of them nearly an inch long, the other about a quarter-inch long, were first revealed in photos obtained exclusively by ABC News last month.
But the report also shows Zimmerman declined hospitalization the night of the shooting, and then declined the advice of his doctor to make a follow-up appointment with an ear nose and throat doctor.
In addition to his physical injuries, Zimmerman complained of stress and “occasional nausea when thinking about the violence.” But he was not diagnosed with a concussion. The doctor noted that it was “imperative” that Zimmerman “be seen with [sic] his psychologist for evaluation.”
Sounds to me like somebody administered a beating to Mr. Zimmerman. But wait! There’s more!
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.
WFTV has learned that the medical examiner found two injuries on Martin’s body: The fatal gunshot wound and broken skin on his knuckles.
George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. The difference between first and second degree is premeditation. Both degrees of murder require malice:
Malice is expressed when there is manifested a deliberate intention unlawfully to take away the life of a human being. Malice is implied when no considerable provocation appears, or when the circumstances attending the killing show an abandoned and malignant heart.
George Zimmerman has said from the beginning that he acted in self defense. The evidence is consistent with his claim. Some people think the evidence is also consistent with theories of guilt, but the law says if the evidence is consistent with both guilt and innocence the jury must acquit.
Given these facts I have to wonder – what other evidence could the prosecution possibly have to support a murder charge? “Profiling” is not malice. Following someone is not justification for attacking them. If there is some kind of official cover-up, why is this case even being prosecuted?
I really want to hear the prosecution’s theory of what took place.