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More facts and documents in the Martin/Zman case

I found more raw documents in the case.  This link contains police reports, witness statements, ballistics, toxicology, and DNA results.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/120698339/Florida-v-George-Zimmerman—Evidence-released-to-public-May-17_-2012

A few highlights:

  • THC 1.5 ng/mL
  • THC-COOH (Carboxy) 7.3 ng/mL

FDLE Report:

Trayvon was wearing

  • One light grey Nike sweatshirt
  • One dark grey Fruit of the Loom hooded sweatshirt
  • “Each sweatshirt displays a hole located in the upper left chest area. The areas around these holes were microscopically examined and chemically processed for the presence of gunshot residues  Both holes display residues and physical effects consistent with a contact shot.”

Like I mentioned in the previous post, Lawrence Kobilinsky said the Medical Examiner’s autopsy, which says “intermediate”, 1 to 18 inches would trump the FDLE ballistics report above.  But in a way they are both saying the same thing, one saying “contact” the other saying as close as 1 inch.  (Even though he whipped out a measuring stick to indicate just how “far” 18 inches could be…..)  Then they showed a diagram showing them both standing up with Zimmerman pointing the gun to further muddy the waters, even though by all accounts they were both on the ground, with one witness saying Martin was on top, straddling Zman and hitting him “MMA.”

The report of “bloody knuckles,” though, is not right.  There was an abrasion on Trayvon’s left ring finger 1/4 x 1/8 inch and doesn’t qualify as bloody knuckles. (I heard somebody say it was 1/4 x 8 inches.  Honestly, they just get on and blabber on and I don’t think some of these “experts” have even read the reports.)   The illustrative diagram also clearly shows that it is not very big.

The media is/are so shameless in their deceptions.

They don’t want to let go of their narrative.  And some accounts are clinging to the “it could have been avoided if Zimmerman had not gotten out of the truck.”  Well, of course, it could have, but it could have been avoided if he had not gotten into the truck in the first place, if he had not gotten up that morning, and if Trayvon had stayed in his apartment and not gone to the store.  That might sound good on tv but it won’t stand up in court.

They report said it could not be determined whose voice it was yelling for help.

There was blood, his own blood, on Zman’s shirt, I believe it was bout 16 stains that tested positive for blood.

A lot still remains to be cleared up.

P. S.:  Something just occurred to me.  I doubt these documents have addresses, but I am wondering if Trayvon Martin actually lived in this community.  It has been assumed or indicated that he did, but he was shot on the 26th but did not have any identification on him.  It was the 28th before his father identified him.  If there is a person killed on the grounds of your community and there’s police, et cetera, there for hours if not days investigating and questioning witnesses, you would think his father would have known right away it was his son.  Just a thought…..It would be relevant whether he lived there or not.

Posted:  05.20.12 @2:03 a.m.  Updated:  05.20.12 @ 9:51 a.m.

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Copy of autopsy provides important facts in George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin case Update2

Trayvon Martin autopsy:

71 inches, 158 pounds.

Wound directly front to back with no exit

Soot, ring abrasion and 2×2 inch stippling around wound

Cause of Death:  Gunshot wound

Manner of Death:  Homicide

From a news report, it was reported toxicology showed marijuana, but I haven’t seen a toxicology report.

Note:  I keep hearing and reading about the shot being at a 1 to 18 inch distance.  Where did that come from?  I am unable to find any mention of 1 – 18 inches in the report.  The range is described as “intermediate.”  I thought, well, maybe the term intermediate refers to a 1 to 18 inch distance, but, if so, then what would be a close range? Update2: Now I know where it came from. Lawrence Kobilinsky, forensics examiner, describes a close range as 1 – 6 inches and intermediate range as 1 – 18 inches.  Either way it can be as close as 1 inch. Logically, it should be 6 – 18 inches, it seems to me.  A ballistic report indicates a “contact” wound.  Kobilinsky says the autopsy trumps the ballistics.   But he does not mention the soot and the stippling!  What I would like to ask him is what range is indicated by the 2×2 inch stippling.  So this is misleading not to mention that.  They obviously have read the same autopsy report I read so they HAVE to know it’s in there.  Funny how they are leaving this out.  (You can tell I’m detail oriented, but it is the details that ultimately get to the truth.)

Quote from report:

“The entrance wound is located on the left chest, 17-1/2 below the top of the head, 1 inch to the left of the anterior midline, and 1/2 inch below the nipple.  It consists of 3/8 inch diameter round entrance defect with soot, ring abrasion, and a 2 x 2 inch area of stippling.This wound is consistent with a wound of entrance of intermediate range.”

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2012/images/05/17/trayvon.martin.autopsy.pdf

A medical report from George Zimmerman’s doctor, which I have not seen, reportedly says the next day he had two black eyes, a fractured nose, and two lacerations on the back of the head and an injured back.

All the hoop-la from the media putting out inflammatory lies or half-truths, they should be ashamed.  The president should be ashamed for reving up the frenzy, but that is what he does.

I heard Trayvon Martin’s attorney say that all they ever wanted was for Zimmerman to be arrested.  Well, they got what they wanted.  Now will they let the legal process play out and accept whatever the result may be?  We’ll see.

Posted:  05.17.12 @7:29 p.m.  Update:  05.18.12 @4:04 p.m.  Update2: t.18.12 @ 7:48 p.m.

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