Zimmerman’s Medical Report Released – Was He Acting in Self Defense?
05/17/2012 - 14:00 ||
A medical report done by the family physician of George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, shows that Zimmerman suffered from a broken nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after the incident, reports ABC News.
Zimmerman is claiming self defense in the trial, where he faces second degree murder. He claims the struggle was initiated by Martin, and that he only shot Martin after he saw him reach for something in his waistband – which Zimmerman thought was a gun. (Martin was unarmed.)
The morning after the shooting, on February 27, he saw his physician. The same doctor notes that Zimmerman sought an appointment to get legal clearance to return to his job. Zimmerman declined hospitalization the night of the shooting.
Zimmerman also complained of stress and nausea, and his physician advised him to see a psychologist. Prior to the shooting, Zimmerman had been prescribed Adderall and Temazepam.
While this report might bolster the claim that Zimmerman acted in self defense, Martin being unarmed, we think, will be hard to overcome.
Do you think this report clears Zimmerman? Was he acting in self defense?