The evidence will clear it right up -- or will it?May 16, 2012 @ 8:20 am (Updated: 8:22 am - 5/16/12 )
The shooting case involving Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman may be one of those cases where the more evidence you get -- the LESS clear it becomes. (AP Photo)
Ever since that shot on February 26 in Sanford Florida, George Zimmerman has claimed he was defending himself against Trayvon Martin, who may have been ten years younger, but was also about six inches taller.
His story was met with considerable doubt, since he's on tape telling a 911 operator he was chasing Martin, despite being advised not to.
We yearn for more evidence to clear this up -- and now we have it.
A few days after the prosecution turned over its evidence to Zimmerman's defense team, some of that evidence has started to leak.
And it shows that the day after the shooting, a family doctor found Zimmerman had suffered a broken nose, two black eyes, and two cuts on the back of his head.
While a separate report shows that Trayvon Martin had two injuries: the fatal gunshot wound, and scraped knuckles. The implication being that he scraped those knuckles in the process of breaking George Zimmerman's nose.
So what does this tell us?
It certainly tells us who was getting the worst of the fight at the time the shot was fired.
But the real question is did Trayvon Martin somehow deserve to get shot?
Zimmerman claims he broke off his chase and Martin circled back and started throwing punches against a guy who was no threat to him.
But wait a second. Trayvon Martin is DEAD. So can you argue that Zimmerman who was armed and moments earlier was running after him, wasn't a threat?
This may be one of those cases where the more evidence you get -- the LESS clear it becomes.
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