Medical Records Show George Zimmerman’s Injuries After Trayvon Martin Shooting

George Zimmerman had a broken nose, black eyes and cuts on the back of his head when he was examined by doctors following his killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, according to medical records disclosed late Tuesday by ABC News.

Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing, which prosecutors allege happened after he pursued and confronted the teen. Zimmerman has admitted to the shooting but maintained he acted in self defense.

Last month, Zimmerman’s neighbors told Reuters they saw him with bandages on his nose and the back of his head the day after the shooting.


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