Neighbors Saw George Zimmerman In Bandages After Killing: Reuters

George Zimmerman’s neighbors in Florida spotted him with bandages on his nose and the back of his head the day after he killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, according to a report from Reuters.

The account from neighbor Jorge Rodriguez and his wife as well as a neighbor who requested anonymity would seem to back Zimmerman’s claim that he was injured in the Feb. 26 confrontation with the teen. Zimmerman told police he shot and killed Martin in self defense.

Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder last week. For his defense, he is expected to use the state’s Stand Your Ground law, which makes it legal to shoot someone if the gunman believes his life is in jeopardy.

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