Home  »  Law Enforcement  »  New Bloody Images Of Zimmerman’s Head Injuries From Trayvon Trying To Beat Him To Death – With Video


Apr 20, 2012 62 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Excerpted from ABC News: A new photograph obtained exclusively by ABC News showing the bloodied back of George Zimmerman’s head, which was apparently taken three minutes after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, gives possible credence to his claim that Martin had bashed his head against the concrete as Zimmerman fought for his life.The revelation comes as his attorney and prosecutors prepare for Zimmerman’s bail hearing today, which could result in his being released from a Florida jail. Zimmerman, 28, is being held on charges of second-degree murder for the Feb. 26 shooting of Martin, 17, which could carry a life sentence if he is convicted.

The exclusive image shows blood trickling down the back of Zimmerman’s head from two cuts. It also shows a possible contusion forming on the crown of his head. The original police report that night notes that the back of Zimmerman’s head was wet, and that he was bleeding from the nose and head.

Zimmerman told police that night that he shot and killed the teenager in self-defense after Martin punched him and pounced on him. Zimmerman told police that Martin then bashed his head into the concrete sidewalk during the altercation that took place in the tidy middle-class development of the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Fla.

Zimmerman was treated at the scene by paramedics, then cuffed and driven in a police cruiser to the Sanford police station. He was questioned for hours and later released. In police surveillance video obtained last month by ABC News, Zimmerman’s wounds are not apparent, and there were no bandages on his head.

Zimmerman was not admitted to a hospital or given stitches the night of the incident.

The person who took the photograph of a bloodied Zimmerman, asking not to be identified, told ABC News exclusively that they did not see the scuffle that night, but did hear it. The person recalled seeing Martin’s prostrate body on the wet grass and said the gunpowder burns on Martin’s gray hoodie were clearly visible.

The photographer said that after the shooting, Zimmerman asked the photographer to call his wife. When the photographer asked him what to say, Zimmerman blurted out, “Man, just tell her I shot someone.”

Investigators have seen the photo.

Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump is skeptical.

“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.”

Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, said his client has spent enough time behind bars.

“He needs to get out. He should not be in jail,” O’Mara said. “I want him out because I need him out. He wants to get out. His family wants it out. It should happen.”

If Zimmerman is released, his attorney said, he has a number of potential safe houses prepared. In the meantime O’Mara says the former altar boy, who has become America’s highest-profile defendant, has been reading the Bible while in protective custody.

In a bail hearing in Florida, the burden of proof to deny bail, even in a second-degree murder trial, is higher than needed to seek a conviction in a trial.

“They would have to prove that the presumption of guilt is great, and that the proof is evident,” O’Mara said.

In the capias — similar to a warrant — filed against Zimmerman last week, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey and her team set bail at “none.”

In order to avoid a reduction in bail to a set monetary sum, Corey’s team would have to prove its case essentially, something legal experts say is unlikely at this point in the legal process.

Zimmerman attorney O’Mara said he doubts the prosecutor will reveal its case before the trial.


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XYJXBHHPNRRIXJS4CJYVIZXIFQ Integrity63

    Alleged my tou tou.

  • DaHarder

    In no, way, shape or form does this picture show any indisputable evidence that the accused’s head was repeatedly and violently ‘bashed against a concrete surface’ because if it had there would surely be very visible open gashes/wounds, not merely the rather slight trickling of blood shown. 

    Additionally, one has to question the location of the ‘alleged’ wounds, as they are not located in places that would most likely sustain injury from having one’s head struck against a concrete surface while lying down on the ground with someone ‘allegedly’ hovering over i.e. the surfaces protruding most from the skull etc.This ‘alleged’ evidence of injury is highly suspect.

  • Paul Doreika

    Oh this can’t POSSIBLY be. Don’t tell me ABC is NOW trying to be objective. I cannot believe this.

  • SocialismSucks2

    Where did you get your Forensics Degree…. the University of La La Land? 

  • DaHarder

    It’s called logic and common sense, which judging by both your attitude and screen-name – You Have None.

  • Rhasheene

    These look like fingernail scratches….a cat could’ve done that!

  • http://profiles.google.com/hfaquar Hazim Faquar

    The Liberals most loved VietNam vet, John Kerry, wounded three times in “combat”…never a stitch or a day in the hospital. No one the left has a problem believing that. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/hfaquar Hazim Faquar

    And that cat would be dead too!

  • JDELTA

    At this point a lot of people just simply do not care about the facts or evidence in this case. There could be a goddamn HD video shot from half a dozen angles showing that the guy acted in self-defense and they would still be screaming for his head.

  • DBCooper1

    Your logic and common sense are what’s suspect here! First, even a slight cut anywhere on the head or face will bleed profusely. Second, the only thing that was around hard enough to even abrade the back of his head was a sidewalk…so of course, there wouldn’t be gashes…. just abrasions and surface cuts! Third Zimmerman was on his back, not his stomach so the cuts and abrasions would be consistant with Martin’s bashing the back of his head his head on the sidewalk!
    And last but not least, Your engineering degree is the most highly suspect thing here because a real engineer would look more closely at the details, but then again…you’re lack of logic and common sense is exactly what we’ve all come to expect from years of working for the government!
    Pull your head out of your ass, mr. engineer!

  • DBCooper1

    Cat’s don’t have fingernails….moron!

  • DBCooper1

    Exactly, J! The black community will never listen to the facts tho as long as the Sharptons and their ilk continue to stir the race pot like they are doing now

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQDGSPWMNLELXMMFGACJRJL5MM J

    By your logic “a slight cut anywhere on the head or face will bleed profusely” sounds like you can also argue that a fingernail scratching the back of your aggressors head can also be what happened that day. Remember, there is ONLY one side of a story we’re receiving. George Zimmerman will have to PROVE this happened WITHOUT a reasonable doubt. The essence of the case is determining who was the aggressor, not seeing blood on the back of someone’s head and automatically applying it was obtained by concrete meeting his skull.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWKCGQYTIU7KYAJFYZMEIBBOZY frenchie

    Those cuts dont look like they where made by concrete. More like a box cutter.

  • fubijar

    Denile is a river in africa.

  • fubijar

    It’s called bullshit and supposition.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQDGSPWMNLELXMMFGACJRJL5MM J

    Apparently this site is being moderated by someone, because clearly it would not allow me to post my last post. 
    This comment is specifically for DBCooper1, I am black and your judgment seems to be obscured by race… 

  • fubijar

     George Zimmerman will have to PROVE this happened WITHOUT a reasonable doubt. The essence of the case
     
    Hey billy bob dumb fuck,the burden of proof is on the state, not the victim. The empirical evidence is there, it’s up to the state to prove othertwise.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQDGSPWMNLELXMMFGACJRJL5MM J

    The state brings the charges against the DEFENDANT, the victim is deceased. Who is the smart dummy? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQDGSPWMNLELXMMFGACJRJL5MM J

    In certain defenses the burden of proof is on the defendant. Apparently, the prosecution feels they have enough EVIDENCE to get a jury conviction. I do not claim to be an expert in Florida law, but the stand-your-ground certainly sounds like one of those instances where burden of proof is on the defendant to justify his deadly force. Go read a book you fake skull and crossbones idiot, that cannot spell to save your own ass…let alone call someone out about LAW…lmao

  • DBCooper1

    J, thats exactly right…..he could have been on his back or his stomach. Hell, he may have been standing up! I was not attempting to use logic to prove he was strictly on his back when he sustained the injuries.
    My main point was that Mr. Engineer (DaHarder), has no business telling people his opinion is “logical” or even “common sense”, and just like everybody else is saying…including you… is that we only have one side of the story, and most of it is under revision as we speak, by the media who put out the information befor they had the facts!
    Frankly, the pic of the back of his head almost looks like theatrical blood, but there again….it’s only my opinion….not fact of logic!

  • DBCooper1

    I can say the same for your judgment! You go pulling the race card in here, you’ll be scrapped from every angle!
    BTW….this site IS being moderated, and your post came thru loud and clear! It’s also the reason that I can’t un-load on you my real and true attitude about morons like yourself who think their shit don’t stink!
    And yes….I’m racist….just like you……now STFU!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQDGSPWMNLELXMMFGACJRJL5MM J

    I could careless if you are or not, my point is, tones of character are visible in the context of your message. Words such as, ”
    The black community will never listen to the facts” implicates tension towards the “black community” as a whole. Being how I am black, your ignorant comment suggested you are a racist, and YOU pulled the race card. I was simply engaging in a debate, until those issues you have within yourself was spoken into existence. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQDGSPWMNLELXMMFGACJRJL5MM J

    Whether you are in agreement of his opinion or not, does not justify there not being any logic to his statement. There is plenty of logic in his statement, and in fact it is “science” that the most protruding part of his skull will make contact with the concrete 1st (from any angle or direction of impact). But to try to call a man out and belittle him to prove your point, shows a lack of rhetoric.

  • DBCooper1

    Well, of course you could care less if I’m a racist, just like I couldn’t care less that you are too….so why are you making such an issue of it! Your sensitivity to my comment about the black community proves you’re just spoiling for a fight. You’ll find that I am not politically correct, and I call it as i see it.
    I already admitted that I’m a racist, you can’t stand the fact that you are too but won’t admit to it. That’s just plain denial!
    The really sad thing here is that the black community is forever whining about how they are treated so unfairly and are so poverty-stricken….etc…etc …, boohoo, poor me!
    Always looking for an excuse to blame the evil white man for their own lack of responsibility and expecting the white man to take care of them from cradle to grave! You’ve done it to yourselves!

  • fubijar

     The prosecution was steam rolled into pushing this crap because they feared the ghetto. The stand your ground law never needs to be appliied,because the right of self defense has always been on the books.

  • fubijar

    I am black and your judgment seems to be obscured by race…

    ~~And yours isn’t ????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQDGSPWMNLELXMMFGACJRJL5MM J

    Like I said…I could care less. You have nothing to prove to me, nor do I have anything to prove to you. However, your suggestion of me being a racist is farce, with absolutely no basis. If I can pull SHIT from my mouth as you do, the name ‘DBCooper1′ [infamous male who jumped from a plane after demanding a large ransom] could suggest you  glorify crime. However, you do NOT have to be a white/Caucasian to be a racist, as you are trying to suggest by your whole I don’t know your ethnicity tirade…

  • Diamond 500

    Well, I’m an African American woman and Yes, I am racist too. I wasn’t born racist, but listening to people like you made me racist, as far as handouts go check the fact source Bubba cause last time I checked their were 36 percent whites and 22 percent blacks getting handouts. I know it’s a bomber but there’s one thing about facts you can’t make them up. now put some extra bricks under your trailer wheel..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQDGSPWMNLELXMMFGACJRJL5MM J

    Feared the ghetto? Really? The more you speak, intellect recedes.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQDGSPWMNLELXMMFGACJRJL5MM J

    Not at all. I was responding to DBCooper1′s response to JDelta, who clearly indicated he(DBCooper1) was in FACT racist. Seems as though my judgment is pretty accurate. Listen, Fubijar and DBCooper1 you are not going to win a debate with me. I already pulled your ho cards, and now you BOTH are on the defense…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQDGSPWMNLELXMMFGACJRJL5MM J

    Yeah…I’m eagerly awaiting their response to this FACT. Good one Diamond 500! Both Fubijar and DBCooper1 have proven themselves to be remedial fools

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6ORYGFIZ36JULZVHOA5ZEFRSI Big Mike

    The pic is geotagged, you dimwit. Your boy Trayvon was a thug piece of crap who got what he deserved.

  • DBCooper1

    Yea, yea…..just keep believing that, you’ll always win the debate! (eye roll) Listen, there was no debate here….just an arguement between racists!
    And 500, you’d know all about bricks under the trailer, huh? Perhaps you need to pull the wheels out from under yours. this arguement wasn’t about the white vs black on govt assistance. Again you poor sensitive beat-down, persecuted black people whine about anything remotely directed toward you. You make a mountain out of a mole-hill in hopes of somebody hearing and taking pity on your laziness and irresponsibility!

  • wwteddo

    With ”Stand Your Ground,” the burden at this hearing is on the defense to prove “by a preponderance of the evidence” that Zimmerman was justified in using deadly force. “Preponderance of the evidence” means that the defense has to prove that it’s more likely than not that Zimmerman used justifiable force under the law. Preponderance of the evidence is a lower standard than reasonable doubt.

  • wwteddo

    And that’s why this case will be thrown out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cristy-Sterling/1528961055 Cristy Sterling

    If you sell drugs, you deserve to die………

  • DBCooper1

    Oh yea…great judgement call there J! I’d already admitted I was a racist….you dumb-fuck!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anthony-Edwards/100003654006715 Anthony Edwards

    Zimmerman is clearly a man of honor and decency … The troubled youth Martin, scoping the neighborhood for homes late at night to rob to get cash for drugs, attacks him, and Zimmerman shoots to save his life. That youth, Martin, should have been home doing homework or gone to bed early for school. The parents failed their son big time .. and far more responsible for his death than anyone else. Zimmerman should NOT have been charged and I hope he sues The New Black Panthers, MSM, and the Prosecutor Angela Corey for life endangerment, libel and false arrest.

  • jimadoo

    Kind of makes you feel like we have been fed a stream of bullshit from the start. Thanks msnbc that’s some damn fine reporting. SELF DEFENSE!

  • DBCooper1

    Anthony….be careful! There are black trolls in here who will try to crucify you and make you out to be a racist if you speak out against them!(eyes roll)!

  • ColdSoldier

    Damn, spot on!

  • ColdSoldier

    Nice “Ebonics” diamond, now please go back to “The root” and let grown folks talk.

  • ColdSoldier

    THANK YOU!!!

  • ColdSoldier

    Likewise..but I do enjoy your show.

  • Skeena73

    Children ,children, fight nice don’t be nasty that’s for geezers like me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/meishern Nick Meisher

    People who stick their nose into a private transaction between a willing adult buyer and a seller, that hurts no one but the willing buyer, deserve to have that nose chopped off.

  • http://www.facebook.com/meishern Nick Meisher

    What I find hilarious is that last year Zimm went after white cops in that town who were protecting a white kid who beat up some homeless black dood, but was a son of a high ranking police officer.

     Zimm printed and distributed fliers with his own cash to make the town aware of the supposed racist attack, went to black churches, mobilized the black community leaders to bring to light what he saw as an injustice.

    Eventually (only because of Zimm) the kid got arrested or settled but most important, there was a resolution and the white officers investigated. Zimm did all that and still had time to tutor young black kids for free. Haha. A regular KKK Grand Dragon.

    A registered lifelong Democrat too with dreams of becoming a judge for progressive policies. Whoop!.

     It’s ironic that the same 2 cops he accused of racism last year were the ones who were called to the scene of the shooting of Tyrone. They obviously knew Zimm, yet wrote that he was white on the police report, when in middle of night, anyone not legally blind can see Zimm looks like a carving on the side of an Aztec pyramid than at a country music concert.

    The liberal media wanted a story of evil whitey so bad that I guess a police report and last name were good enough, and invented the facts to fit. They got one of their own disciples. Haha

  • fubijar

    What about the person who is robbed by the willing buyer to support said drug habit? Or the unwilling taxpayer who must support these
    druggies when they are instutionalized in either a prison or mental hospital?

  • DBCooper1

    LOL….I’m a geezer too…..a racist geezer…and one who won’t just stand around and take leftard bullshit! Black, white, brown, yellow….skin color makes no difference….all libtards are mental defectives in my opinion!

  • Bdotgdot

    This doesn’t mean a d_mn thing.  He voided his self defense argument the second he ignored the 911 tech and pursued the kid with his loaded weapon.  You bigots are just looking for any reason to go with “hero kills thug” instead of what actually happened.  You racists are a worthless endangered species.

  • DBCooper1

    And morons like you who believe everything the media puts out will be the first ones eaten! Fuck you and die you boot-lip bastard!

  • AJCalvarese

    I hate to burst your bubble sweetheart, but your numbers actually prove the opposite of what you were intending to prove. Yes, white people might make up 36% of the people receiving some sort of welfare, with black people only constituting 22%. But, with white people makng up 72% of the population and black people only making up 13%, that only proves that black people are on welfare at a MUCH higher rate than white people. When 13% of the population makes up 22% of welfare recipients, what does that tell you?

  • fubijar

    He was under no legal obligation to follow the 911 directions. The 911 opertor has no legal authority to “order” anyone to do anything. Your own “bigotry” is showing, by youe willingness to believe the crap put forth by race pimp  jesse jackson.

  • fubijar

    The race pimps like to ignore this fact.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Letty-Concepcion/1499258707 Letty Concepcion

    This is a fake pic and I can prove it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Letty-Concepcion/1499258707 Letty Concepcion

    OK dont disrespect his name he is dead and his name is Trayvon. Second there is no proof that he did these things. This is what the family says. A clever ploy there were no witnesses to him going out and organizing anything. A flier. I can print one after the fact to cover my story. I have never heard anyone come forward and say that their kids were mentored by him and if so still does not mean he didnt have prejudices. People can contradict themselves all the time just like Zimmerman has on several occasions. This pic is a fake and that guy “john” that said he witnessed this is actually jeremy and he knows zimmerman. I would like to see what other stories and contradictins will be made with these supposed witnesses.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Letty-Concepcion/1499258707 Letty Concepcion

    Hold on it was 730 at night its not like it was 2am. He has no right to go to the store and get some snacks. Every kid in America should be in fear of their life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Letty-Concepcion/1499258707 Letty Concepcion

    If ignorance is bliss why are you so damn defensive when it comes to race ignore race and stick to the facts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Letty-Concepcion/1499258707 Letty Concepcion

    your as ignorant as your comment

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Letty-Concepcion/1499258707 Letty Concepcion

    Why are you so angry! What happened to you. Do you feel insecure and inferior. Someone who is confident in themselves their sexuality their race as a man shouldnt give two shits about what other people do or think or say. Be your own man not a hater.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-D-Ford/556215676 Linda D. Ford

    Sorry , George Zimmerman …. but you admitted that you killed him….  And you were told not to follow him , much less run after him and confront him…… So being a white/pink in side Canadian i think you are guilty, guilty, and that is it….  and i truly hope that you didn’t call him a fuc ing coon on the cell phone.  Not all black/hispanic/chinese / japanese/mexicians/white people are tard with the same brush….