“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”
President Barack Obama
March 23, 2012
On Trayvon Martin’s Shooting Death
On February 26, 2012, neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin dead. The next day he passed a lie detector test. Despite this, the judge on the case jailed and then re-jailed George Zimmerman.
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Autopsy results after the shooting revealed that Trayvon Martin had only two injuries on his body – a fatal gunshot wound and bloody knuckles.
George Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes and cuts on the back of his head following the incident.
Zimmerman faces charges of second-degree murder. He has maintained he is not guilty and that shooting Martin was self-defense.
A new photo was released of George Zimmerman the night of Trayvon Martin’s shooting death.
From Zimmerman’s legal team:
This is a photo of George Zimmerman taken by a police officer on the night of February 26, 2012. A black and white photocopy of this image was provided by the State in the first Discovery. This high-resolution digital file was finally provided to the defense on October 29, 2012. This image was disclosed in the State’s 9th Supplemental Discovery.