Trayvon Martin’s Shooter Appears Uninjured in Video

Despite claims of self-defense and police accounts of visible injuries, a newly released police surveillance tape shows an unscathed George Zimmerman.

Posted: 03/29/2012 08:23 AM EDT
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Despite claims by George Zimmerman that Trayvon Martin attacked him on that fateful night in Feburary, allegedly leaving the 28-year-old neighborhood watchman battered and bloodied, a recently released surveillance video shows an uninjured Zimmerman arriving at the Sanford police station just moments after the shooting.


"According to the police report, Zimmerman sustained injuries, but when we looked at this video, it was obvious that there were no visible injuries," Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, told CNN. "There was no blood on his shirt."


The video, obtained by ABC News, shows a handcuffed, uninjured Zimmerman being calmly escorted into the station by two officers. Zimmerman’s claims that he shot Martin in self-defense and the police who arrived at the scene of the shooting reported that Zimmerman was bleeding from the nose and the back of the head. No such injuries are visible in the video.


"This certainly doesn't look like a man who police said had his nose broken and his head repeatedly smashed into the sidewalk," Benjamin Crump, Martin’s attorney told Reuters.


Also, Wednesday, the funeral director who prepared Martin’s body for burial told HLN host Nancy Grace that he did not see any bruises or cuts on Martin’s hands that may have indicated a struggle with Zimmerman.


“As for his hands and knuckles, I didn’t see any evidence he had been fighting anybody,” Richard Kurtz said.


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