Remember when George Zimmerman's attorney made the media rounds insisting that his client really did feel threatened by Trayvon Martin and suffered a broken nose and a gash to the head as a result of the scuffle that preceded George Zimmerman shooting and killing the unarmed Trayvon Martin?
The attorney for George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month, said Monday that Martin initiated the confrontation, beating his client so badly he suffered a broken nose and injuries to the back of his head.
Physical evidence, including a grass stain on the back of his shirt, showed there was a scuffle, lawyer Craig Sonner told ABC News. “When the evidence comes out, it will show that George Zimmerman was acting in self-defense in this case,” Sonner said. “It’s not a racial issue.”[..]
Sonner’s account of Zimmerman’s injuries is consistent with the Sanford Police Department report, written by the officer at the crime scene who handcuffed Zimmerman. “I could observe his back appeared to be wet and was covered in grass, as if he had been laying on his back on the ground,” the officer wrote. “Zimmerman was also bleeding from the nose and back of his head.”
Yeah, as it turns out, not so much. Here is the surveillance tape of Zimmerman being escorted into the Sanford police station for questioning. See any blood? Any bruising from a broken nose? How about a gash on that freshly-shorn head?
And curiously, that conflicts with the "official" police report as well. Hmmm...add that to the fact that the investigating officer (looking to save what little credibility he personally has in a completely corrupted police department) said that he did not believe Zimmerman's account and wanted to arrest him for manslaughter but was told by the state attorney to hold off.
Maybe that's why Sonner was afraid of going on Lawrence O'Donnell's show. He knew that he wouldn't be able to withstand the treatment O'Donnell gave the other Zimmerman character witness.
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