SANFORD, Fla. -- WFTV has confirmed that autopsy results show 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had injuries to his knuckles when he died.
The information could support George Zimmerman's claim that Martin beat him up before Zimmerman shot and killed him.
The autopsy results come as Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O’Mara continues to go over other evidence in the case.
O’Mara wouldn't comment on the autopsy evidence, but WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said it's better for the defense than it is for the prosecution.
WFTV has learned that the medical examiner found two injuries on Martin’s body: The fatal gunshot wound and broken skin on his knuckles.
When you compare Trayvon’s non-fatal injury with Zimmerman's bloody head wounds, the autopsy evidence is better for the defense, Sheaffer said.
“It goes along with Zimmerman's story that he acted in self-defense, because he was getting beaten up by Trayvon Martin." Sheaffer said.
The injury to Martin’s knuckle also fits with Zimmerman's story that before he shot and killed Martin, Martin had broken his nose and knocked him to the ground, slamming his head on the sidewalk.
Blog author's comments - This case has become a mainstream media circus, with help from the usual 'race baiters'. I also believe what helped fuel the fire was President Obama's comment when he said "if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."
The special prosecutor in Sanford Fla. did not give this case to a grand jury. This could be because she may have thought they would have come back with no charge or a much lesser charge than what Zimmerman now faces.
She made sure with the evidence she had, that he would go to trial by charging him with second degree murder. Now the FBI is also investigating the incident and death of Martin as a 'hate crime.'
If George Zimmerman completely controlled the encounter as part of a premeditated act of aggression, then how does the prosecution explain the injuries to Zimmerman? Why would a person surrender control to someone they intended to harm? As soon as Zimmerman loses control of the situation, doesn’t he find himself in real danger?
Zimmerman said he used deadly force in self-defense after Martin punched him knocked him to the ground and slammed his head against a sidewalk.
Zimmerman now finds himself in a no-win situation. Even if he is found not guilty, which is highly unlikely, he will forever be looking over his shoulder.
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