On May 17th, the autopsy results of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin were released to the public and the mainstream media, which has sense become another media firestorm in a controversial case. The autopsy contributes to the mounting of evidence that has also been released to the public.
The report also contradicts the claim by Richard Kurtz, the funeral director who handled the teens remains, in which he stated Trayvon had no damage to his knuckles. Countless evidence was revealed, including pictures of a lifeless body of Trayvon and a broken nose on George Zimmerman, police reports, audio recordings and interviews with George Zimmerman, Tracey Martin, father of Trayvon and several neighbors, taken right after the shooting.
Now that the evidence has been released, even the new evidence is being disputed. Zimmerman claims he got out to find a house number. If you can’t see a house number in the dark and rain, how do you see a man screaming for help? If the damage was that bad to his nose and the back of his head, is there a reason why he didn’t seek medical attention that night? If Zimmerman knew the cops were on their way, why did he shoot him, instead of warning him that the police were coming?
Witness statements are inconclusive. Are we really to believe that all of these witnesses could see clearly who was calling for help at night or who was beating whom? Why isn’t it being broadcast that Zimmerman was prescribed Adderall, a common psycho-stimulant used to treat ADHD and Temazapam, a sleeping medication? These drugs carry side effects such as agitation and mood swings.
The results revealed some disturbing, explosive news about Martin’s death and could possibly alter the viewpoints of many who have been following the case for several months but it could also shed a little light on a tragic situation.
Some of the highlighted facts from the autopsy include:
1.) Traces of THC, found in marijuana, discovered in Trayvon’s blood and urine.
2.) The skin on Trayvon’s knuckles was broken.
3.) He was killed by a single gunshot wound to the chest fired from “intermediate range”.
Inspite of these findings there are unanswered questions and facts that still remain.
A store surveillance video on the night in question, has also been released to the public. In the video we can see a live and well Trayvon dressed in a gray hoodie, pants and white sneakers as he approaches the 7-elevan counter and purchases his ice tea and Skittles. We also can see Trayvon having a peaceful interaction with the cashier as he pays for his items and leaves the store, with no problems. He never removed his hoodie, yet walked out the store with his life. My only question right now is did the store clerk think that he was suspicious as well?
Here are some facts that have remained consistent throughout this tragedy.
1. Trayvon Martin was transported to a morgue, labeled as a John Doe, and was there for days while his father frantically searched for him.
2. George Zimmerman was not required to submit a drug test, neither on the scene nor later at the police station.
3. Zimmerman called the cops, knew the cops were on their way, why did he get out with his gun?
4. Zimmerman pursued a young man who he thought was dangerous before he even got out of the car, yet he still got out.
5. Trayvon weighed in at 160 lbs, Zimmerman weighed nearly 100lbs more.
6. There is no proven fact that the drugs that were found in Trayvon’s system was caused by him or even done on that night. THC can be in your system for weeks.
7. The Stand Your Ground law doesn’t give the aggressor a justifable reason to kill anyone.
Did the evidence and autopsy change how you feel about this case or have you stood your ground in support of the Martin family?