Is It Game Over in Trayvon Martin Case?
The polarization between races in this simple manslaughter case is staggering. Both sides seem to be unwilling or unable to give the other side the benefit of the doubt as what really happened.
Finally, today, new evidence has been released that supports and documents what George Zimmerman has said is true. The doctor that treated Zimmerman the day after the incident, Feb.27, to see if he was able to return to work (which never happened). According to the doctor's report, George did, indeed, have two black eyes, a broken nose or fracture, a large cut on the back of his head that did not require stitches. The doctor also noted that his mental status was in jeopardy. Zimmerman was greatly affected with insomnia and disturbed as to what happened. He was traumatized by the whole event and gave him a prescription to help him sleep and cope. All this is evidence, documented evidence the prosecution will have to overcome to make any murder charge or manslaughter charge stick. A previously unreleased police report indicates that Z's back was wet and had grass and grass stains. According to CBS news, the report also shows that Trayvon was straddled on Z as he was tossing punches at Z, hence, the the reason why the mortician indicated his knuckles were bruised and cut.
On the side of Trayvon Martin, the caretaker has further elaborated as to the boy's condition while he was prepped. The mortician noted that Trayvon did have bruises and cuts on his knuckles. This was not previously disclosed. Originally, the mortician said Trayvon had no cuts or bruises.
This places even more burden of proof on the prosecution to warrant the charges that it was not self defense. With Trayvon have cuts and bruised knuckles and Zimmerman having black eyes, cuts on the back of his head, the smoking evidence is pointing that Zimmerman was getting beaten up fairly bad by Trayvon. As the struggle continued, the gun was finally exposed and both parties obviously fought for its control in seconds. Then it went off by accident. It could have easily been Zimmerman who lost his life had the barrel been pointed at him and not Trayvon.
I am sorry. This has nothing to do with race. This new evidence is critical and it could have easily told a story that would prove Zimmerman a liar. It did not. It is medical evidence written by a doctor who examined him the day after. There will be many racists who simply will not accept what seems to be increasingly clear, that what Z has said is true.
The whole case will hinge on the 90 seconds that only Z was witness to. If Z confronted first, regardless of what happened afterwards in the scuffle, he is guilty. He cannot use the stand your own ground law. If Trayvon was first, Z is innocent because the stand your own ground law would then apply-especially if Z was getting pounded by Trayvon.