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 Zimmerman's bond was revoked on June 1 and he was ordered to return to jail when a judge determined Zimmerman lied about his personal finances.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. jester & jackal

    Why are resources being wasted on reporting this on a day by day basis? I know there are many more important stories out there that require coverage of this caliber.

    May 17, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • doug

      the SAME reason ALL news agencys report this DAILY.

      because it sells. draws viewers, MAKES MONEY FOR THE VARIOUS NEWS & MEDIA OUTLETS.

      the NEWS in all of World, is just a BUSINESS, like everything else.

      they report the NEWS that makes them the most MONEY !!
      not all the news that is maybe important to the World in general, but many people dont care about or understand.

      May 19, 2012 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    When you become jester Turner and jackel Turner, then you can call all the shots! 😉

    May 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Anybody test Zimmerman for drugs?

    May 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • RalfN

      The cops, where were actually on the scene made the right call. But were second guessed by a racist president who forced a deeper investigation out of his racism.

      May 17, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smako

      Zimmerman did take a test for drugs, he identified all of them correctly.

      May 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RalfN

    So Obama's would be son who was stalking about a gated community at night wearing a hoodie turns out to be a pothead... Wow, how surprising... Not...

    May 17, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I seen a guy drive past my place with an excessivley loud broken muffler, that never seems to get pulled over and get cited. But if I'm seen driving this way, I get cited.
    So because this is witnessing someone that something less than a model citizen, mean they should be executed?

    May 17, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tone

      One shot isn't always fatal. But, as we all know, dead men tell no tales.

      May 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. You can call me ray

    get off me homes BLAM

    May 17, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RalfN

    Cudos CNN and racist Obama for trying to defend and glorify the pot headed druggy... Makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside...

    May 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @RalfN Pres.Obama didn't defend him and the kid had some pot,that's a pothead?,Big deal,are you an alterboy or one that chases one.I bet you chasing someone makes you fuzzy alright.I used to ralf too after drinking shots of whiskey all night,original name,change it,it sucks!!!NEXT!!!LMAO!!

      May 17, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh, Yeah

      @Bo: so you beat your wife? Makes about as much sense as your assumptions about Pete.

      May 17, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The POTUS's Mother is white, his Father is black. Which race is he railing against, Ralf?

      May 18, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      If Zimmerman was so hurt the night he had the confrontation, why didn't he go to the hospital? Maybe he was high or drinking. He must not been too hurt, and he could have had someone break his nose after the fact?

      June 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mr Dalloway

    Mr Zimmerman your life is done. If you go to prison, some will applaude you, others will be in you. If you are acquited, one day the leopard of life, of justice will pounce, you will have no where to escape, you will then meet your destiny.
    End of your life.

    May 17, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • corpuschristiapartments

      Nah, he'll probably shoot them too. And justifably so.

      May 17, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. 28mAmerican

    CNN Draw me a picture. Clearly note the location of zimmermans front door, and the location of the body and blood. The distance between the two clearly depicts a kid who got chased and shot and killed. Not a would be attacker being shot via stand your ground. Stand your ground says your standing up to threatening force not chasing down and killing kids because they are black.
    Draw this picture to scale or better yet use the plans for the community. Until you can prove he didn't chase down and murder martin none of the other bs your putting up here makes any difference. Martin was covered understand your ground if zimmerman pursued him. So far nothing I have heard has said otherwise.

    So what if he was stoned.
    So what if zimmerman got hit in the head if he was chasing kids around he deserved it and more.

    Show the exact distance between his door and the body and what happened becomes clear.

    May 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • SMILEandWave

      Haha, man you make me laugh. This kid didnt look like a kid, no 17 yr old looks like a kid i looked 22 when i was 16 lol bought beer all the time without getting carded haha.

      May 18, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Smako

      All details for the trial. A jury will hear it all so there will be no doubt, or plenty of doubt.

      May 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. 28mAmerican

    now cnn is moderating posts? Boy they really are trying to hush this up and paint martin guilty. Zimmermans family must be well connected.

    May 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Crystal

    I love how everyone keeps calling someone who smokes marijuana a "druggie." That really shouldn't have anything to do with the case, you can function just fine with weed in your system. Geez... I wish people wouldn't be so close minded when it comes to that.

    But my opinion about this case- why has this certain case become such a huge deal? I don't get it.

    May 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • SpenderH

      Well it is against the law to be inebriated in public. I assume it is against the law to be high in public also.

      May 17, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • SMILEandWave

      Because of Race... At first it was a white killing a black ... then a hispanic killing a black ... now a white hispanic killing a black. This case is hilarious to me. i just see this case as a man killed a teen ... not a "kid" ... A TEEN

      May 18, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. SpenderH

    When the two phony audio experts stated they were positive it was not Zimmerman screaming for help, it was headline news on CNN. When the FBI report from real experts comes out completely inconclusive it is buried in a link. Disgraceful biased reporting continues at CNN.

    May 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. SKM

    I think race is irrelevant in this case. This should be an open & shut case. 911 told him not to pursue Trayvon & he did. He pursued a child with a weapon & killed him. Case closed. Lock him up. *shrugs*

    May 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      The cops couldn't stop or catch Treyvon when he was burglarizing the homes in that gated community. He lived in it, and knew he was young and would probably get away without charges. Zimmerman stopped him, after he was beat, had his scull cracked and his nose broken!! Get over it, another criminal off the streets.

      May 17, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh, Yeah

      Robert, he didn't live there, fool, he was visiting with his daddy, and there's no evidence he burgles any house at all...he was killed for walking while black. Zimmy is going down for this one way or another, dude, in or out, his zealotry cost him his life as well as Martin's...feel good about that? Hope it's you next time walking down the street, moron.

      May 17, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh, Yeah

      Nose broken??? That pic look like his nose is broken??? Helll no! I had my nose broken, man, and it don't look like a little bit of scratching like that...drama queen over reaction....wah.

      May 17, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. SpenderH

    He was not "instructed by the police dispatcher to stay in his car and wait till a police officer arrived". He was told "We don't need you to do that [follow him]".

    May 17, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Saidso

      Which means you shouldn't. Which means, if you do that and something happens, you're responsible.

      May 18, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Dawn Brainard

      I call BS on your stupid statement.

      May 18, 2012 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
    • PC

      No it does not mean that; not at all.

      May 23, 2012 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
    • rammingman

      we dont need you to do that well have a cop there in about an hour

      May 18, 2012 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Serenity

      Zimmerman obviously isn't the sharpest tool in the shed if he can't figure out it means the same thing.

      May 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ninetyfourpoet

    WOW, the level of crazy comments & speculation of what happened does not amaze me, If this was your child I wonder how different the comments would be then. The bottom line is, no one knows what happened but God, Zimmerman, & Trayvon. Everyone has SOMEBODY they know who smokes or has smoked weed so that piece of info should mean nothing at all. You can shoot someone in both legs to keep them from attacking you IF that is what happened. You don't have to shoot to kill. IJS.

    May 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Nintyfourpoet,thank you for incerting some civility amongst these dopes,I mean bloggers..

      May 17, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • SpenderH

      You admit "no one knows what happened", yet you seem to know that Zimmerman could have just shot Martin in the legs. Nice hypocrisy. In order to convict Zimmerman of anything, the courts would need to determine what happened.

      May 17, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janet

      You almost sounded logical until you mentioned GOD. eheh.

      May 18, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Smako

      If a cop says stop, you stop. If a stranger calls out to you and tells you to stop you run and yell for help. That is what my child knows.

      May 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
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