The medical reports for George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin are enough to create reasonable doubt

Because Geroge Zimmerman is the one on trial, the law gives him the presumption of innocence. It is up to the prosecutor to convince the jury beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman is guilty.

Because Trayvon Martin is not on trial, he does not have the benefit of the presumtion of innocence.

In May 2012, ABC news reported:

A medical report compiled by the family physician of Trayvon Martin shooter 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.

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.

That same month, WFTV  reported:

WFTV has confirmed that autopsy results show 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had injuries to his knuckles when he died.

WFTV has learned that the medical examiner found two injuries on Martin’s body: The fatal gunshot wound and broken skin on his knuckles.

This is sufficient to create reasonable doubt.

That’s not enough to prove that Martin was the aggressor. But it is enough to create reasonable doubt that Zimmerman was the aggressor. And it’s Zimmerman who is on trial here, not Martin.

Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of people have taken sides based on things other than the actual evidence. On both sides, there seem to be people who have based their decision on race, instead of on the actual evidence. And that’s a real shame. The law is supposed to be about evidence, not race.

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June 22, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics, Racism, Violent crime.

4 Comments

  1. JoeThePimpernel replied:

    Zimmerman will be found innocent, and there will be no Rodney King memorial race riots.

    There is a big difference between present-day Florida and South Central LA twenty-one years ago: Florida has had concealed carry for nineteen years.

    Everybody in Sanford is going to be armed on the day of the verdict, and all the potential rioters are going to be well aware of that fact.

  2. girlkansas replied:

    It’s no longer about right or wrong, or guilt or innocence, it’s about punishing America.

  3. tifosies (@tifosies) replied:

    I’d like to see a link to the M.E. re: the knuckle injuries. The only exam I’ve seen entered into evidence says that the only injury on TM’s hands is: 1/4″x1/8″ abrasion on fourth finger

    • swampsniper replied:

      The hand question was covered in Dr. DiMaio’s testimony. Bruises and swelling don’t occur instantly after stress or injury, they take time to appear. Death stops the process. The autopsy did not include a microscopic exam of hand tissue which would be needed to show damaged capillaries. It isn’t a part of routine and no one knew it would be part of the investigation, and it’s not valid to say there were no hand injuries, NO ONE LOOKED FOR THEM.

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