Heh, it's funny looking at the OP now, what with ABC
of all things releasing previously unseen pictures that pretty much prove Zimmerman's case.
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.
So much for that surveillance video the next day that "proved" according to Martin's family, the media, (especially ABC itself), and many posters here that he had no injuries and had simply outright murdered Martin.
The best the Martin family lawyer could come up with to rebut this was essentially a version of: "Well, it didn't look like that bad to me."
Poor guy, being reduced to saying that.
Which as he well knows totally misses the point of self defense. No jurisdiction in the US requires you to let your attacker actually kill you before you fight back.
And any court would look long and hard at challenging a guy who had his head being repeatedly bashed into concrete at the time and used lethal means to defend himself. At which point he was completely overpowered by Martin, since no one would otherwise let themselves be treated to such a potentially lethal attack.
Which is why I urged caution until more was known. First impressions in such a case, especially with the racial element forcibly injected by one side, are often wrong. At this point, there's no way Zimmerman will get convicted, unless some absolutely positive proof emerges that completely contradicts all the other known physical evidence, and most of the credible eyewitness testimony---OR, and this is much more likely, he's simply convicted to appease those who want him convicted.