New evidence shows that Zimmerman shot Trayvon from "Intermediate range."

Brandon 2012/05/17 07:08:56

We will wait to see where the evidence lies. However to all you folks on SH only showing one side of this case, shame. Doing so under the guise of being honest, shame. Wait until EVERY bit of evidence is out before you do what you claim the media is doing. MAKING ASSUMPTIONS....... New evidence is coming out all the time, every body (including myself) only have our half assed OPINIONS. Quit touting them as some omnipotent truth, like you were there.

Florida teenager Trayvon Martin died from a single gunshot wound to the chest fired from “intermediate range,” according to an autopsy report reviewed Wednesday by NBC News.

The official report, prepared by the medical examiner in Volusia County, Fla., also found that the 17-year-old Martin had one other fresh injury – a small abrasion, no more than a quarter-inch in size – on his left ring finger below the knuckle.

Separately, a medical report on Martin’s alleged killer, 28-year-old George Zimmerman, prepared by his personal physician the day after Martin’s shooting in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, found that the Neighborhood Watch volunteer suffered a likely broken nose, swelling, two black eyes and cuts to the scalp. That report, first reported Tuesday by ABC News, also was reviewed by NBC News.

Both documents are part of a mountain of evidence – up to 300 pages and 67 CDs of witness statements, surveillance videos and other material-- expected to be made public soon in connection with the second-degree murder case against Zimmerman.

Zimmerman allegedly shot Martin during a confrontation inside the gated community in Sanford where Zimmerman was a neighborhood volunteer and where Martin was visiting his father’s fiancée.

After first reporting a suspicious person in the neighborhood in a phone call to Sanford police, Zimmerman followed the teenager before a fatal confrontation that remains shrouded in mystery.

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  • Ryan 2012/06/01 20:19:18
    It's funny how many of the people that "know what happened" that night are being proven wrong every time new evidence is released.

    All the people that claimed Zimmerman was never injured should be acknowledging their mistake, but instead far too many are now claiming the injuries and forensic evidence were faked with Police help.
  • Bella 2012/05/17 15:37:33
    "In forensics there are four types of gunshot wound: 
    Contact wound - The muzzle of the gun was applied to the skin at the time of shooting, Close Range - The muzzle of the gun was 6-8 inches away from the skin at shooting, Intermediate Range - The gun was 8 inches to 3.5 feet away
    Distant - The gun was over 3.4 feet away at the time of shooting. In the case of a fatal shooting it is often debated whether it was murder or suicide."


    Since the gun shot wound was at "intermediate range', that pretty much clears up that neither was on top of the other.
  • Ryan Bella 2012/06/01 20:13:28
    Oh I don't know, I could make several intermediate range shots with someone on top of me.

    It all depends on the positions.

    What it does do for sure is prove that everyone claiming they weren't even close to each other are idiots.
  • Jo 2012/05/17 07:38:14
    thank you for posting:)))

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