Autopsy Shows Trayvon Martin Had Marijuana Trace in His Blood
Posted on May 17, 2012
Autopsy results released Thursday showed that Trayvon Martin had marijuana in his system at the time he was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., in February. Medical examiners discovered THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, in the slain teenager’s blood.
The autopsy was released as part of a package of evidence related to the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman. —TEB
The Associated Press:
Also in the package is a photo showing Zimmerman with a bloody nose on the night of the fight. A paramedic report says Zimmerman had a 1-inch laceration on his head and forehead abrasion.
“Bleeding tenderness to his nose, and a small laceration to the back of his head. All injuries have minor bleeding,” paramedic Michael Brandy wrote about Zimmerman’s injuries in the report.
Whether Zimmerman was injured in the Feb. 26 altercation with Martin has been a key question. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense and said he only fired because the unarmed teenager attacked him.
Zimmerman was not arrested for weeks because he invoked Florida’s “stand-your-ground” law, which does not require a person to retreat in the face of a serious threat. He was released on bail and is in hiding while he awaits trial on a second-degree murder charge. He has pleaded not guilty.
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A memorial dedicated to Trayvon Martin in March, a month after he was shot to death.