Autopsy: Trayvon Martin Had Knuckle Injuries

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 11:06 AM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Autopsy results show that Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old whose shooting death in Florida has turned into a national controversy, had injuries to his knuckles when he died, Orlando TV station WFTV reports.

That evidence could back up George Zimmerman's claim that Martin beat him up before Zimmerman shot and killed him. Zimmerman said that Martin broke his nose and slammed his head on the sidewalk before Zimmerman opened fire.

The autopsy found that Martin had broken skin on his knuckles. Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O’Mara declined to comment on that evidence.

But WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said it helps the defense, as Martin’s knuckle injury appears much less serious than Zimmerman's bloody head wounds. “It goes along with Zimmerman's story that he acted in self-defense, because he was getting beaten up by Trayvon Martin,” Sheaffer said.

But another explanation is possible for Martin's knuckle injury too. “It could be consistent with Trayvon either trying to get away or defend himself,” Sheaffer said.

Zimmerman killed the unarmed Martin Feb. 26 after calling 911 to report that he was acting suspiciously. Zimmerman said Martin hit him first and that he shot in self-defense after no one acted on his cries for help.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

US Immigrant Population Has Doubled Since 1990

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 14:48 PM

The immigrant population has nearly doubled in the United States since 1990, Census Bureau reports reveal, and if trends . . .

US Troops Fight ISIS in Western Iraq, Al Jazeera Says

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 08:31 AM

U.S. soldiers clashed with Islamic State militants, helping the Iraqi army repel attacks against the town of al-Baghdadi . . .

Islamic State: Is it ISIS, ISIL, or Now, Daesh?

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 14:09 PM

Adding to the confusion in Washington and across the country about what the call the Islamic State's terrorist fighters, . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved