Trayvon Martin Updates

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

The notion that George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin didn't get into a fight is basically dead:


A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a "closed fracture" of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation...  

The morning after the shooting, on Feb. 27, Zimmerman sought treatment at the offices of a general physician at a family practice near Sanford, Fla. The doctor notes Zimmerman sought an appointment to get legal clearance to return to work. 

But the report also shows Zimmerman declined hospitalization the night of the shooting, and then declined the advice of his doctor to make a follow-up appointment with an ear nose and throat doctor. In addition to his physical injuries, Zimmerman complained of stress and "occasional nausea when thinking about the violence." 

You can read my thoughts on this here. They remain unchanged.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/05/trayvon-martin-updates/257246/