A photographer has released a photo to the media reportedly showing George Zimmerman's bloody head after an altercation with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin ended in the teenager's murder.
According to ABC News, which obtained the photo, the photographer claims to have taken the photo "three minutes after he shot and killed Martin."
Serious head wounds bleed profusely. They do not stop bleeding after 3 minutes. As a registered nurse, I do not see life threatening injuries in that photo.
The photo should not be allowed into evidence because it could have been taken at any time between Feb. 26 and the day he was arrested. The prosecution will likely rely on photos that were taken during the booking process by Sanford police, rather than the photo obtained by ABC, which could easily have been Photoshopped.
During his bond hearing, Zimmerman lied on the stand during his apology to Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton.
"I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was," said Zimerman. "I thought he was a little bit older than I was."
But during his 911 call on Feb. 26, Zimmerman clearly told the dispatcher he believed Trayvon was in his late teens.