The attorney for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman charged with shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, posted documents the defense brought into evidence at Zimmerman's June 29 bond hearing.
Zimmerman's attorney, former Local 6 legal analyst Mark O'Mara, released a number of exhibits on his defense website, GZLegalCase.com, which becomes available to the public.
Zimmerman is currently awaiting a ruling from Judge Kenneth Lester, who confirmed to Local 6 that he will rule Thursday on whether Zimmerman will stay in jail or be let out on bond for a second time.
O'Mara writes, "the defense submitted a number of exhibits into evidence in an effort to demonstrate the weaknesses of the State’s case against George Zimmerman and illustrate the strength of Mr. Zimmerman’s claim of self defense."
Much of the evidence had been released previously, but included pictures of Martin from 7-Eleven surveillance cameras, pictures of Zimmerman the night of the shooting, the medical reports of Zimmerman and Martin and interviews with witnesses 6, 11 and 20.
One of the newly released medical reports is a 3-page report for Altamonte Family Practice, the doctor's office where Zimmerman sought treatment the day after the incident. Physician assistant Lindzee Folgate wrote Zimmerman's nose looked broken and checked the box that the nose was fractured.
"Broken Nose: We discussed that it is likely broken, but does not appear to have septal deviation. The swelling and black eyes are typical of this injury. I recommended that he be evaluated by ENT [ear, nose and throat doctor] but he refused.“
According to the report, Zimmerman's cuts, which were 2 centimeters long and 0.5 cm long and didn't need stitches. Folgate said they discussed the type of symptoms that would require Zimmerman to get further examination.
“We discussed it’s imperative he be seen with his Psychologist for evaluation," Folgate wrote.
According to the report, Zimmerman says he gets sick to his stomach when he thinks about the shooting.
“Admits to occasional nausea when thinking about the violence last night,” Folgate wrote.
It appears from Folgate's report, Zimmerman went to be evaluated for a note for work.
“Patient is here for a return note to work," Folgate wrote. In the report, Zimmerman doesn't mention if he was in pain or concerned about his health.
Zimmerman remains jailed on second-degree murder charges. He has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense.
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