Official Autopsy Suggests Trayvon Martin Had Drugs in His System
Does it really matter? - The autopsy report, which was recently released, showed Trayvon Martin had an illicit drug in his system at the time of his death. Trayvon Martin was an unarmed Florida teenager who was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer. The shooting had caused a national uproar with many citing racial profiling.
The revelation that Trayvon Martin had drugs in his system comes as prosecution prepared to release hundreds of pages of evidence with crime scene photos and videos.
Zimmerman, the 28-year-old white Hispanic man who shot Martin, claims he shot the teen in self-defense though Martin was unarmed. After almost 44 days since the shooting, Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder and is now facing life in prison without the possibility of parole. He may also be charged with a hate crime as the FBI continues its investigation to determine if a hate crime occurred.
The autopsy report showed traces of the drug THC, which is found in marijuana, in Martin’s blood and urine.
As reported earlier, the autopsy report also showed Trayvon Martin was killed at intermediate range and had a small abrasion, no more than a quarter-inch in size – on his left ring finger below the knuckle.
Tons of evidence is expected to be released soon in Zimmerman's trial 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.
What is your take as new evidence is being put forward? Trayvon Martin having signs of marijuana in his system before his death doesn't justify him being killed.
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