ABC News obtained a photograph that allegedly shows the bloodied back of George Zimmerman’s head (second photo), taken just minutes after he killed Trayvon Martin. The image, which shows blood flowing from two cuts on the back of Zimmerman’s head, could support his claim that he and Trayvon Martin engaged in a scuffle on the night of Feb. 26.
Zimmerman told police that Martin punched and mounted him, slamming his head into the concrete sidewalk multiple times, leaving Zimmerman afraid for his life and with no choice but to shoot the teenager. Zimmerman was treated at the scene of the crime and never taken to the emergency room, and surveillance footage released last month did not show any obvious signs of injury.
Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump remains skeptical of the image’s nature:
"How bad could it have been if they didn't take him to the hospital [and] didn't stitch him up," he said in a statement to ABC News in response to the image. "The special prosecutor has seen all the evidence and still believes George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin."
Another possible reason for scrutiny is the fact that whoever produced this image has been extremely reluctant to come forward. Also, as Crump mentioned, special prosecutor Angela Corey has seen all of the evidence and still charged Zimmerman with second degree murder.
[via ABC News]