New documents shed light on Trayvon Martin killing
May 17th, 2012
09:47 PM ET

New documents shed light on Trayvon Martin killing

New documents released today shed light on just what might have happened when George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin, 17, in Sanford Florida earlier this year.

An autopsy report revealed traces of the drug THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana,  in Martin's blood at the time of his death - fueling more controversy in the already heavily debated circumstances of the killing.

Meanwhile, three police reports chronicled Zimmerman's injuries, officer's first impressions of the crime scene and claims that he was assaulted in the moments before shooting Martin dead. An EMS report and a lab report were made public describing injuries Zimmerman sustained during the melee.

Also released was an FBI analysis of the controversial 911 call, which caused speculation around the country about Zimmerman's potential use of a racial epithet to described the  teen in the hooded sweatshirt.

Zimmerman has plead not guilty in the case, maintaining he shot Martin in self-defense during his shift on a neighborhood watch.

Bond for Zimmerman was originally set at $150,000 on April 20. Zimmerman's bond was revoked on June 1 and he was ordered to return to jail when a judge determined Zimmerman lied about his personal finances. A new bail hearing is sceduled for June 29.

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  1. shughes2853

    Based on zimmerman's recorded jail calls, he proves to us several things: 1. He is a liar 2. He has no regret for killing Trayvon. 3. He's cashing in on the tragedy. 4. He plans, conspires and delivers coded messages to hide his "winnings" from the authorities. 5. He seriously lacks basic common sense and appears to be quite stupid – to believe his juvenile attempt to talk in code would actually fool anyone. 6. He continually tells his wife he's "proud" of her for being a part of his conspiracy to commit fraud – this poor excuse of a man has shown us who he is.
    We should believe him. I look forward to his day in court.

    June 21, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Koala Deboer

    If you believe the liar was telling the truth about why he killed Martin, I wonder why. (you are probably a gun-lover, or a haer of blacks.) (There is another category that is just afraid a person is getting railroaded. I have no beef with you)Of course he is not about to admit to wrong doing because, He would get death row!When you shoot somebody who is screaming for help to escape you, that is cold-blooded murder.The nation has to get this- Nobody has the right to approach any child, or teen or whatever in the dark of night and interrogate ,bully harass or otherwise frighten them. Keep your hands off of our children so we can keep our hands off of you. That is simple and fair.I propose that we watch over our children, fully prepared to protect them from arrogant twisted individuals by whatever means necessary.Next, we fight vigorously to change laws that encourage killers to kill in the dark under the guise of self-defense.The trick is to do that while preserving intact the right to self-defense.

    June 21, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. Brina

    You say it wouldn't have happened if Trayvon hadn't gotten suspended. He would have ended up in that neighborhood eventually since his dad's girl was living there, it coulda happened to him later. If not Trayvon, George would have killed someone else. Reading over the transcript of the calls from jail, I find it really sad that him, his wife, family, and friends can be so heartless. None of them care that he took an innocent life, a life that hadn't gotten started yet, that was going somewhere one day. Where is the guilt? Why are they acting like this is nothing? It's cool that people are supporting you, a murderer? I'm sure its cool that they are stupid enough to pay your bills and get you out of debt. Too much evil and selfishness in this world.

    June 21, 2012 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
    • intrepidorator

      It wouldn't have happened if Martin hadn't brutally attacked an armed man.
      If the evidence of the trial shows that Zimmerman shot Martin without cause, then he should go to jail, but if the trial shows that Martin brutally attacked Zimmerman, and Zimmerman was defending himself then he should go free. I have not seen any evidence that convicts Zimmerman.

      December 4, 2012 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jerome

    I cannot believe some of the ignorant I see here.
    "Or how about dont get suspended from school for having weed in the first place. Then this would have never happened???" He was shot at night. School was out. Enough said.
    George Zimmerman did not conduct a drug test on Trayvon before shooting him. So the point that Trayvon has ever used marijuana is not relevant. He was told not to follow him, but did it anyway. So now he is obstructing the law which lead to someone's death. If anyone "stood their ground", it was Trayvon.
    Some of you want to bring up Trayvon's past, so bring up George's past. He has been arrested and charged with resisting arrest and battery of an officer which was reduced to a lesser charge. His ex-fiance filed a restraining order against him on the basis of domestic violence after which he filed one against her as well...both were granted. So if we were to bring up both participants pasts, which would is most likely to be the aggressor?
    The truth is no one really knows what happened that night except for George and Trayvon. Trayvon is dead and George has proven that his credibility is shot. I do not see him getting away from this "scott-free".

    June 21, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. sheka

    It doesn't matter how much weed he smoked he didnt deserve to die! And had it been one of your kids you would want justice served! All these stupid ignorant people donated money to a lying manipulating fool and he thought he was gonna get outta jail and go shopping!!!

    June 21, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • intrepidorator

      No one is saying that Martin should have died for smoking weed. What the evidence seems to show is that Martin died because he attacked Zimmerman so brutally that Zimmerman felt like he was in real danger of serious harm or death.

      December 4, 2012 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. Arnold

    Martin got what he deserved. One less thug on the streets. Too bad though, Zimm will never get a fair trail. Locals fear a native uprising similar to the LA riots if he is not strung up. Govt is seeking a scapegoat to make the natives happy and the special persecutor is on a witch hunt with Zimm in her sights.

    June 21, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Jackyl66

      Trayvon sounds a low-life punk. Why would you attack a person in the middle of the night. Then all these people get in an uproar becasue Zimmerman feared for his life, pilled a gun and killed him. Looks like slef-defense. Who cares if he was profiled. Sorry, but if I saw some kid wearing a hoodie in the dark of night I might profile him also. By the way Zimmerman is hispanic not white. Get your facts striaght.

      October 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Teri

    First of all it's stated on lots of other post and websites that the medical examiner determined that the THC found in Martin's blood was sooo low that it was most likely taken days before the incident. The weed has nothing to do with what happened. The poor boy was out to go get skittles and a drink nothing more. He was not some thug looking for trouble on the streets. Zimmerman should have just left things alone. He should be at least guilty of man slaughter, not M2.

    July 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • intrepidorator

      I disagree, Zimmerman was a member of the neighborhood watch. Zimmerman was investigating a person walking in a neighborhood with several break-ins, in the rain. If Zimmerman had not investigated a person walking in the rain in an area with several recent break-ins, he would have been neglecting his duties as neighborhood watch.

      December 4, 2012 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
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