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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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Autopsy of Caylee Marie Anthony released

Grieving grandfather George Anthony stormed out of an Orange County courtroom this morning after a judge denied a request to seal Caylee Marie’s autopsy report.

It revealed that, as reported, there was in fact duct tape wrapped several times around her lower face and it was still attached to her hair.

No pictures were released.

Florida has very liberal laws which make most all documents available to the public.  A relatively new exception states that autopsy photos are not public in Florida under a law named after racing legend Dale Earnhardt, who died in 2001 during a crash at the Daytona 500.

Concerns about the possibility of Earnhardt’s photos becoming public prompted Florida lawmakers to quickly pass the exemption.

Under the law, it is a felony for people to look at or copy autopsy photos and videos unless they can persuade a judge to let them do so.

Go to Orlando Sentinel to see a copy of the autopsy report, the forensics report, and FBI report of examination as well as complete coverage of recent rulings in the case.

Autopsy Report Here:  http://www.wesh.com/download/2009/0619/19802034.pdf

Posted:  06.19.09

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