George Zimmerman's Bloody Head, Supposedly From Night Of Trayvon Shooting, Shown in Photo

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This morning, just as George Zimmerman was asking a judge in Sanford to grant him bail as he awaits trial for killing Miami teen Trayvon Martin, Good Morning America aired a bloody new photo they claim shows Zimmerman's injuries sustained during his fight with Martin. An ABC news reporter says the photo was "apparently taken moments after (Zimmerman) shot" Martin on Feb. 26, and was obtained from a neighbor.

It's certainly odd that the photo hasn't emerged until now -- on the very day Zimmerman is petitioning for his freedom. If it's legit -- and all signs indicate it is -- it's not clear how much the photo changes the heart of the prosecutors' case.

Update: Zimmerman's been granted $150,000 bond and will be released with an ankle monitoring bracelet, the Miami Herald reports via Twitter.

According to ABC, the photos were taken by a neighbor who heard Zimmerman and Martin fighting and then came outside after the shooting. A "wobbly" Zimmerman asked the neighbor to call his wife.

"Man, just tell her I shot someone," he told the neighbor according to the report.

GPS data in the neighbor's iPhone also confirms the photo was taken moments after the shooting, ABC says, and investigators are aware of the photo.

Certainly the photo bolsters Zimmerman's claims that Martin repeatedly smacked his head against a sidewalk during their confrontation.

But it remains to be seen how much it will change the heart of the case: whether Zimmerman can claim a Stand Your Ground defense when he clearly pursued Martin against the advice of a police operator.

Here's what Martin's family told ABC: "Prosecutors have seen all the evidence and still believe Zimmerman murdered Trayvon."

Check out the full report, via Mediaite:



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Jay Rekman
Jay Rekman

It is possible Zimmerman deliberately slammed his head and injured it to create an evidence. Trayvon who was carrying candy in one hand and soda in another could not have done it. If the place where the stuff had fallen been investigated it will be shown that Z's story is made up. Z deserves the death sentence. 

Bdiaz
Bdiaz

better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6 all day long!

Mrs. Louise Smudge
Mrs. Louise Smudge

What isd the best hot chocolate served in the Hanoi metropolitan area?

boboadobo
boboadobo

if al sharpton says something I believe it!

Charles Felton
Charles Felton

This sends a terrible message to any street thug.  Go out and follow someone against police advice and start a confrontation.   When they start kicking your ass get mad, take out your gun and shot them.  Of course be familiar with the "Stand Your Ground: law and make sure you tell the story that the dead person started the confrontation and was trying to kill you.  In fact, after calling him a 'asshole' and a 'coon' who always gets away...you the thug was the one attacked and beaten for no reason.  while they are putting the murdered person in the ground...yo the thug  is free at home and in bed with your wife.

Platano1966
Platano1966

So, using the same logic found here, couldn't Trayvon also have been using the stand your ground defense when he assumed he was being followed by a person he didn't know and felt threatened enough to pummel Zimmerman? Wouldn't that then make him the victim here? Only difference is one had a gun,the other his fists.

Tiffani641985
Tiffani641985

So your saying the only reason Zimmerman should be charged is because he continued to follow trayvon after the dispatcher told him not to. Well if you continue listening to the 911 call approx 10 seconds after the operators tells him not to he stops, and you can tell because he stops breathing heavy and you can no longer hear the wind in the cell phone... He then answers another 2 mins worth of questions fromr the operator...

Lukeisstupid
Lukeisstupid

This case took out two birds with one stone. Zimmerman is an idiot, and Trayvon was a future welfare recipient who wouldn't hesitate to rob, kill, and burglarize Miami Dade County. Great job!!!!

Ladivee Rencher
Ladivee Rencher

No matter how you slice it, zimmerman had no right to bother Trayvon Martin.  He was not involved in a crime, nor was he commiting a crime. In some folks eyes, he was a little black thug, so he deserved to be killed.  It's funny how these same folks who are pro-zimmerman..are voting republican.  

Jillotey
Jillotey

Why does the blood run from the upper cut in a right to left pattern and from the lower cut in a left to right pattern.  Gravity does not work that way.

Josh
Josh

How do you get cut from the top of your head from the sidewalk not posibble at least the sidewalk they are talking about.  Looks like he hit himself with the gun on the back of his head after realizing he just killed someone. 

Jeebus
Jeebus

why isn't the police department on trial? they ruined any possibility of knowing the truth about what happened. 

BS
BS

This photo means little.  Who knows how he cut his head, the ra-tard stalker could have jumped on his prey, fell and hit his own head.  He could have smacked himself in the back of his head on purpose after killing an innocent kid.   In any case we do KNOW that Zimmerman was the aggressor in stalking (with a gun!) when he was told not to by the dispatcher.

JON
JON

forget about your your freedom and corrupt: bankers, congress, police, judges.  Worry about bs news like this.

JG
JG

It is not odd the photo just emerged. You're just sad that the Great (non)White Defendant is going to get off on the charges.

mm2kay
mm2kay

So Zimmerman attempts law enforcement by himself. 

Martin fights back because who is Zimmerman to be attempting to do anything.Zimmerman is losing pulls out a gun shoots Martin.

Zimmerman the aggressor attempts claim self defense on an attack he created. Here we are now.

I honestly believe this is all political to get Stand your ground some controversy to get it repealed. When in reality it wasn't a Stand your ground moment. He should have been charged from Day 1. 

rwfg
rwfg

Wow, Jay I am shocked. You cracked the case wide open with your stellar insight and detective skills.

 

lol not really - you probably have not even seen the mountain of evidence that was released that shows your lunacy as complete and utter tripe that can only come from someone who is completely disconnected from the facts of the case. 

 

Par for the course seeing as you and every other leftwing ideologue has already convicted George Zimmerman without looking at any of the facts; well, except those "facts" you invent like your magic self-inflicted broken nose and cranial laceration theory ...or whatever you read on twitter or on MSDNC to properly parrot and agonize the people around you with. 

 

Very sad Jay - it's apparent that you already gave your critical thinking process a death sentence long ago.

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Oh Zimmerman went up to Martin and said those things?

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Christ. NO NO NO. Stand your ground does not apply if a person is following you.

Obamammy
Obamammy

ZOMG you figured it out.  The Arizona Tea mixed with the Skittles causing a kool-aid type effect to pour over the back of his head.  It's not blood at all.

You win the prize.

SEE YAA
SEE YAA

Thanks for your input, now go back to your job on CSI Miami.

Obamammy
Obamammy

Oh, hey Josh's parents.  Yeah we see you have a defect here.

SEE YAA
SEE YAA

You are truly an idiot.

Obamammy
Obamammy

Yes, yes we know you want to believe that but we have TONS of twitter posts confirming Martin was recently initiated into a gang.  He was a made man.

Made into dog food.  God Bless George Zimmerman for clearing gang trash.

Trayv-On.   Trayv-Off.

Obamammy
Obamammy

Ron Paul is retiring.  Go light up another doobie.

Obamammy
Obamammy

Religion of Chicken and Watermelon has deep scars from hanging's back in the slavery days but they want a hanging for this Whitspanic.

Keith Matos
Keith Matos

 I agree he should have walked away but it doesn't matter how they got in that situation.... If he felt his life was threatened at that time he had the right to protect himself. That is the law... no matter what we may think of the law or how this poor kid died, it will not hold up in court.

RWFG
RWFG

 Wow, don't go outside. There are too many things out there that might hurt you, or break your pretty pink bra.

Your ad-hoc chain of events make little to no sense. Might want to revise it.

Embarrassed
Embarrassed

If you listen to the 911 tape you can hear Zimmerman tell the 911 operator that Martin is looking at him, he's coming towards me. Martin became the aggressor, he was trying to kill Zimmerman. The artical about the 10 year old girl who hit the 11 year old girl inthe head and made the 11 year old girl have a blood clot which she died ofshows us that Zimmerman could have died over a blood clot or brain swellingover the energetic Martin bashing Zimmerman’s head on the concrete over andover. Martin probably told his girl friend that he was going to take care ofthe person who was watching him. If it hadn’t been for the other people who hadbeen robbing the house’s this would have never happened. Those people should beheld responsible for the death.

Since Martin was 17 years old is his family responsible for Zimmerman’sinjuries and attorney fee 's?  It is sadthat Martin died over his actions. Don’t get mad. Martin should have called 911instead of talking to his girlfriend, and going after Zimmerman. It isn’tagainst the law to follow a suspect but it is against the law to beat someoneup. Family of Man Shot at Taco Bell Talks to Fox 10, the 22year old could have not rolled his window down and called 911 instead ofshooting the 29 year old disabled man. This is another stand your ground article. 

 

Xcessiveproductions
Xcessiveproductions

sorry to bust anybodys bubble but there is no law in florida that prevents you to follow anyone and ask them questions about themself and there where abouts in this case, there was robberies that took place i mean alot them. So the question here is what does a male in a rainy day at night with a temperture of 89 degrees is doing with a hoodie defense 1 and defense 2 is where are the marks of  Mr Martin that are being said as damage like a broken nose or any damage or markings of any struggle. Now Mr Zimmerman does have damage of defense and struggle the only damage that Mr Martin has is the bullet wound that ended is life. Closing statment would you be spicious of a male at a rainy night in a neighborhood that there is robberies taking place every so often, 6 ft 1 inch male and wearing a hoodie in 89 degree temperture i rest my case 

People dont not get in a position that would make you look like a suspect because i tell you the truth i be reaching for my defense wepon because i would be scared it called common sense !

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

The point is that Zimmerman continued to follow him, after being explicitly told not to by the 911 dispatcher. He was looking for any opportunity to use that gun. Tray would still be alive today if Zimmerman hadn't decided to take matters, and his gun in his own hands. He used the law as a shield. Zimmerman was actively following Trayvon. That, to me, is provocation. If I'm walking down the road and I notice someone stalking me, I'm going to interpret that as a sign of aggression

 Even though a dispatcher told Zimmerman not to follow Martin, he continued to.

Florida's liberal gun law, stalking an individual, confronting the individual and getting your as s kicked doesn't mean you get to shoot and kill that person. That's not "stand your ground" that's called "get the f!#k out of my face". And I don't care if the victim smoked pot had a tattoo and flipped the bird on facebook or anything else you come up with.

Did Zimmerman break his own Nose and bladejob aka juicing, gigging the back of his head that needed stitche

Obamammy
Obamammy

Open and shut case of self defense.  Zimmerman walks.

Religion of Chicken and Watermelon loses this one....

.....unless the "Black Panthas' " have other plans.

Bring it.  Have plenty of ammo.

mmm
mmm

huh?  I have no idea what you are saying here - no seriously I'm not against or for what you typed, just confused.

Mikalmo
Mikalmo

 So Zimmerman should have just laid there and let Martin kill him because he possibly made the mistake of confronting him in the first place? "Yep, I shouldn't have dared to ask him any questions. I better lay here and accept my punishment. I'm sure gonna miss my wife and child though. Oh well stuff happens." You should try embracing reality, it's very refreshing.

John_Willow
John_Willow

I hope the NewTimes is taking note of Obamammy. His posts should be removed. He is a virulent racist

mm2kay
mm2kay

 So Martin didn't have a right to protect himself?

We don't know what the actions were when Zimmerman pretended to be a cop to take the law into own hands. Did Zimmerman try to stop Martin from leaving the area.

If some random guy tried to stop me.I am first going to go around him, but if he puts his hands on me then I am going to fight my way through because my life at that point is in danger from something happening especially when I am not doing anything wrong.

If Zimmerman is told he doesn't need to follow anyone. And he did, that's likely the cause he took. To stop Martin from walking away. Just walk around looking around as Zimmerman claimed isn't a crime to stop anyone from doing anything. Doesn't matter how many break-in's.

Zimmerman did the right thing by reporting in, then did the wrong thing by trying to take matters into his own hands on detaining Martin.

Again. They didn't want to arrest the man because they wanted to bring controversy on to the stand your ground law. That's the point of this whole circus.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 Fla. Stat. § 784.048. Stalking; definitions; penalties. (2008) (1)   As used in this section, the term:

                                (a)      "Harass" means to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress in such person and serves no legitimate purpose.

                                (b)      "Course of conduct" means a pattern of conduct composed of a series of acts over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose. Constitutionally protected activity is not included within the meaning of "course of conduct." Such constitutionally protected activity includes picketing or other organized protests.

                                (c)      "Credible threat" means a threat made with the intent to cause the person who is the target of the threat to reasonably fear for his or her safety. The threat must be against the life of, or a threat to cause bodily injury to, a person.

                                (d)      "Cyberstalk" means to engage in a course of conduct to communicate, or to cause to be communicated, words, images, or language by or through the use of electronic mail or electronic communication, directed at a specific person, causing substantial emotional distress to that person and serving no legitimate purpose.

(2)   Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of stalking, a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(3)   Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person, and makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury of the person, or the person's child, sibling, spouse, parent, or dependent, commits the offense of aggravated stalking, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(4)   Any person who, after an injunction for protection against repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence pursuant to s. 784.046, or an injunction for protection against domestic violence pursuant to s. 741.30, or after any other court-imposed prohibition of conduct toward the subject person or that person's property, knowingly, willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of aggravated stalking, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(5)   Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks a minor under 16 years of age commits the offense of aggravated stalking, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(6)   Any law enforcement officer may arrest, without a warrant, any person he or she has probable cause to believe has violated the provisions of this section.

(7)   Any person who, after having been sentenced for a violation of s. 794.011, s. 800.04, or s. 847.0135(5) and prohibited from contacting the victim of the offense under s. 921.244, willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks the victim commits the offense of aggravated stalking, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(8)   The punishment imposed under this section shall run consecutive to any former sentence imposed for a conviction for any offense under s. 794.011, s. 800.04, or s. 847.0135(5).

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Drake or whatever your real name is: the 911 dispatcher has ZERO authority; my bro Zimmie is not obligated by law to follow dispatcher's orders. 

You say "He was looking for any opportunity to use that gun." So you are able to get inside Zimmie's head and you know of his intentions? I seriously don't think so. 

You seem to have a strange definition of what constitutes stalking. 

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Under Florida law, Zimmerman's actions were not stalking.  The rest of what you wrote is plain whargarbl.

John_Willow
John_Willow

Why isn't this site being monitored to remove the posts of hardcore racists like Obamammy? Seems someone should check with the NewTimes on this issue. maybe me.

Bebep
Bebep

I'm going on a limb here that you're one of the people that believes Obama is a Muslim. Just a hunch.

Bebep
Bebep

I like how you just make up events that happened.

He didn't shoot him while the kid was on top of him beating him up....

Tabiyeh
Tabiyeh

he shouldnt have pursued him to begin with, as told to him by dispatchers and cops. 

Distadoe
Distadoe

You have esp!  Impressive.

But I *still* think I'll wait to hear the results of the autopsy & ballistics reports.

(I think they're gonna destroy George Zimmerman's self-serving assertions.)

Mikalmo
Mikalmo

 How do you know that? Were you there? Apparently the witness thinks that's what happened. Could it be possible that Zimmerman might have been dead if Martin didn't get killed? Just a thought.

John_Willow
John_Willow

Why would you go into that "shady Neighborhood," "Sir Sausage" ? To buy drugs? To provoke the locals? I have to wonder if people like you and Zimmerman have a vigilante complex or are just wanna-be tough guys.

Flapsup20
Flapsup20

Stupid commentary if I ever saw one.

RWFG
RWFG

"Dispatchers AND cops?"

He was on the phone with only one person, a dispatcher - who was likely civilian, who identified himself as "sean" - where a policeman would identify themselves with a badge number and rank.

There is no evidence he continues pursuit of Martin after hanging up the phone, in fact, he tells the cops to meet him by the mailboxes, showing an intent to wait at his vehicles last position.

This story has done a good job at delineating who the intelligent people are. Strangly enough, the dumbest comments I've read are all made in favor of Treyvon Martin. Also, have you had a chance to read Martin's tweets? Very telling...

boboadobo
boboadobo

and also the one edited by NBC sleeze balls!

boboadobo
boboadobo

yeah, that is what happened or this persecutor is just the mike nifong of florida?!?

Distadoe
Distadoe

Why not wait until the results of the autopsy & ballistic reports are know?  (Actually,the Prosecutor probably took them into consideration when deciding to chargeGeorge Zimmerman for murdering Trayvon Martin.)

For all we know, Zimmerman pulled a gun on Martin, and Martin - perhaps head-butted him or something in a final desperate action to try and save his young life from this psychopath who'd decided the teen didn't belong in the neighborhood.

Dannizmail
Dannizmail

Can you think of a NEW joke? Oh yeah, you ARE the new joke. Not terribly cerebral, are you? 

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

The only 911 tapes that are available are the ones when other people called in after the shooting.  You must mean the police non-emergency number.

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

 Going into a shady neighborhood armed to the teeth is actually a good idea

Bebep
Bebep

Yeah he probably would have gone to jail if he didn't get killed.

Good argument.

Obamammy
Obamammy

That's it.

I'm hiding your welfare check under your work boots.

Obamammy
Obamammy

You mean listen to the MSNBC Tape?  The one that was edited to make it look like he was racist?  The fake one?

Obamammy
Obamammy

Open and shut case of self defense.  Zimmerman walks.Religion of Chicken and Watermelon loses this one.........unless the "Black Panthas' " have other plans.Bring it.  Have plenty of ammo.

Josh
Josh

Correction he said we don't need you to do that.

Josh
Josh

Actually there is evidence that he continued on his pursuit listen to the 911 tapes he didn't hang up after that you can hear him get off the car starts running after Treyvon then he says they always get away.  All on tape listen to the whole thing before reaching conclusion.

ivxx
ivxx

So what you're implying is that Trayvon ran up to the car, yanked him out and beat him, and then George shot him in self defense...

George began this altercation by following him, he further aggravated the situation by exiting his vehicle... He put himself in a position where he had to "act defensively"

If thats allowable then what's to stop someone (Say a racist white man) from going into a shady neighborhood (Say a low-income black neighborhood), armed to the teeth and just walk around waiting for the first person to confront them. Then after shooting said person, claim self defense, and continue on their way. We don't need vigilante justice, good samaritans are not the same as wannabe cops...

Maybe George really isn't racist, maybe this all was an accident, someone still died... just because you place less value on the life of Trayvon than the life of George doesn't make you right, it makes you a bigot...

Mikalmo
Mikalmo

Even if Zimmerman did pursue him to ask questions, which there is no evidence of, this doesn't give Martin the right to attack Zimmerman and begin bashing his head into the ground. If I were to attack everyone who asked me annoying questions, I would have been locked up long ago.

Legal lady
Legal lady

the dispatcher did not tell him not to follow MArtin..the dispatcher said when asked by zimmerman if he should followhim, replied "you don't have to"  never was he instructed or order not to follow him.. the dispatcher simply said it was  his choice but he didnt have to.

JG
JG

 When the dispatcher told him "we don't need you to do that" he said "ok". There is exactly zero evidence that he continued on in pursuit.

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