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Trayvon Martin Had Drugs in System, Autopsy Found

Posted by on May. 17, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, had the drug THC in his system the night of this death, according to new information obtained by ABC News.

The revelation came as prosecutors in the case prepared to release to the public hundreds of pages of new evidence along with videos and crime scene photos.

Martin's death sparked public outrage after police released Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman, without any criminal charges for the killing.

Zimmerman, 28, is a multi-racial Hispanic man who shot the black high school junior at close range on Feb. 26, and claimed self-defense, though Martin was unarmed. Zimmerman was later charged with second-degree murder, and the killing provoked widespread debate about racial profiling.

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The autopsy report shows traces of the drug THC, which is found in marijuana, in Martin's blood and urine.

The autopsy also shows that Zimmerman shot Martin from a distance of between 1 inch and 18 inches away, bolstering Zimmerman's claim that he shot Martin during a struggle that landed Zimmerman on his back, Martin straddling him and banging Zimmerman's head on the ground.

Martin's autopsy report also revealed that there was a quarter-inch by half-inch abrasion on the left fourth finger of Martin, another indication of a possible struggle. The teen, who lived in Miami, was in Sanford while serving a suspension for a bag of marijuana being discovered in his possession.

Later today, a trove of documents that are part of the discovery in Zimmerman's trial are expected to be released on a website run by the state's attorney, including 67 CDs worth of documents, video of Martin on the night of the shooting, his autopsy report and videos of Zimmerman's questioning by police.

Breaking news just posted this on FB from ABC so I brought it here. Not sure if its been posted already! Thoughts?

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o0orange0o
by Melani on May. 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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So?
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LancesMom
by Gold Member on May. 17, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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Breaking news just posted this on FB from ABC so I brought it here. Not sure if its been posted already! Thoughts?

Peanutx3
by on May. 17, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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Sorry but I feel very strongly the autopsy reports should not be public record!  These document should not be released to the public until after the trial.

acrogodess
by Silver Member on May. 17, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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So I guess that means everyone who smokes weed should be shot on the way home, right?
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stormcris
by Christy on May. 17, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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Wow at the conclusions...

This doesn't matter really.

free1
by ~FreeSpirit~ on May. 17, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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 So?   They should've tested The shooter (Zimmerman) as well.  What's that got to do with a domestic violence, woman beater, cop beater ticking time bomb (person) killing an innocent child (Trayvon)?  I forgot to add:  Reports sayZimmerman ws a bouncer for illegal house parties (illegal drinking and  Rave) parties.  A great role model...

Tea4Tas
by on May. 17, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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I don't think it will really have any impact on the results of the trial. Although  who knows, it could.

I thought the additional witness who saw Trayvon attacking Zimmerman was more interesting-but then, the news hasn't been terrible accurate on any of this. From a Funeral director who either lied or didn't notice damage to Martins hand, to edited 911 tapes-to a released video that had everyone screaming-WHERE is the BLOOD he isnt hurt AT ALL!

I think that ultimately, until the witnesses are sworn in and testify, there might still be more liars out there.

Tea4Tas
by on May. 17, 2012 at 6:51 PM


Quoting free1:

 So?   They should've tested The shooter (Zimmerman) as well.  What's that got to do with a domestic violence, woman beater, cop beater ticking time bomb (person) killing an innocent child?

I think they did...

Aamy
by Silver Member on May. 17, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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So? Doesn't Change the fact the man killed this boy in cold blood .....
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Tea4Tas
by on May. 17, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Oh and I think THIS might have more impact than any pot in anyone's system:


The autopsy also shows that Zimmerman shot Martin from a distance of between 1 inch and 18 inches away, bolstering Zimmerman's claim that he shot Martin during a close struggle.



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