The medical report from George Zimmerman’s family doctor after the Trayvon Martin shooting shows that Zimmerman’s nose was broken; he also had a pair of black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head, a bruised upper lip, and a back injury. He was examined by the doctor the day after the shooting. The three-page medical report will likely be used as evidence for the defense.
Meanwhile, the Trayvon Martin autopsy shows that other than his gunshot wound, the only injury on Martin was that the skin on his knuckles was broken. Combined with the evidence from Zimmerman’s medical report, the logical conclusion is that Martin was beating up Zimmerman severely before Zimmerman shot him.
Zimmerman was eager to get back to work, and visited the doctor, according to ABC News, to “get legal clearance to return to work.” Zimmerman was not hospitalized the night of the shooting. As ABC News reports, “In addition to his physical injuries, Zimmerman complained of stress and ‘occasional nausea when thinking about the violence.'” The doctor made notes suggesting that it was “imperative” that Zimmerman visit a “psychologist for evaluation.”
ABC News, of course, is the same outlet that originally released poorly pixelated photos of Zimmerman the night of the incident from the police station with the headline, “Trayvon Martin Video Shows No Blood or Bruises on George Zimmerman.” MSNBC followed suit with an article headlined, “Police video of Zimmerman shows no sign of scuffle.”
While it is now clear that the media got it entirely wrong as far as what happened that night – they tried to paint it as a clear-cut situation of “white Hispanic” Zimmerman stalking and shooting young black man Trayvon Martin – ABC News is still attempting to lay the predicate for the idea that Zimmerman was an unstable character responsible for the violence. Today’s ABC News report on the medical records states, “According to the report, prior to the shooting Zimmerman had been prescribed Adderall and Temazepam, medications that can cause side effects such as agitation and mood swings, but in fewer than 10 percent of patients.” Thus far, however, ABC News has nothing to say about the broken skin on Martin’s knuckles.