On Friday, prosecution witness Dr. Shiping Bao, an associate medical examiner who examined Trayvon Martin’s body after he was shot by George Zimmerman, said that Trayvon Martin was alive for “one to ten minutes” after he was shot. Bao also stated that Martin was in pain.
Bao testified that the gunshot wound occurred at “intermediate distance” – somewhere between four inches and four feet – which would support Zimmerman’s story that the gun was not pressed to Martin’s chest when the shot was fired, but rather that Martin was hanging over him, although Bao said he had no opinion on what position Martin was in when he was shot.
Bao said that the abrasions on Martin’s fists could have occurred before Martin met Zimmerman – anywhere from two hours before he came into contact with Zimmerman, during the shooting, or after he was shot and fell to the ground.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).