MIKE SCHNEIDER,Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sanford police officers gave conflicting accounts of an
ex-neighborhood watch leader's injuries in the minutes after he fatally shot
17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Documents released by prosecutors Thursday show that some officers thought
George Zimmerman's nose was broken but others didn't. The officers agreed that
Zimmerman had cuts on the back of his head.
The degree of Zimmerman's injuries could be important in his claim of
self-defense. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the
The documents also provide an account of Martin's activities with his cousin
the day before the shooting and show crime scene photos.
Zimmerman was arrested 44 days after the shooting. The delay triggered
protests nationwide and the departure of Sanford's police chief.
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