I avoided many things related to the Zimmerman trial in order to minimize group influence. I felt that the less I knew the easier it would be to get a feel for what happened. I still have not reviewed the trial because I regarded the reluctance of Florida to prosecute or treat Martin’s death scene as a potential crime by preserving evidence quite telling. I relied on a few comments and quick news summaries that used Zimmerman’s words and verifiable data like recordings.
One thing I found quite odd was that the prosecution used a large image of Zimmerman’s bloody nose. I recently learned that it was not the original file and that it did not follow chain of custody procedures (yeah, like I know what those are). Anyway, it was a part of the trial.
After I learned about that photo, I was curious about the other photographs in the trial. I wanted to see them for myself. I could not find any photos of Zimmerman’s torso. That was surprising because I would like to have seen the bruises from the resulting fight. I still don’t know if the prosecution ever took high resolution pictures of Zimmerman’s scalp so that we could see the scar tissue from his head wounds.
Another surprise for me was learning that Zimmerman did not have on a red jacket. He had on a red and black jacket. That would have been a nice detail to know (for me) considering that one main witness used colors and shades to describe what he saw that horrible night.
As I did a quick look through the photos of Zimmerman’s head wounds; I noticed the direction of the blood stains flowing forward and downward. This could have occurred at anytime after the fight. But the exclusive ABC photo did not show continued blood flow to the front. What caught my attention was the lower right jaw in the photo from the SPD.
I noticed that the blood not only flowed forward but seemed to collect in Zimmerman’s goatee. The trail appears to be across the jaw and flowing upward. I don’t have access to high resolution photos but the same pattern appeared in the bloody nose photo i.e. blood accumulated in a tear from the rear. The exclusive photos were taken minutes after Zimmerman killed Martin.
I also found it odd that there appears to be scuff marks and what appears to be grass on the toes of Zimmerman’s shoes. But there is a lack of grass stains or moisture on the heels of those shoes or on the extended length fabric pants that he is wearing. Again, it would help to have high resolution photos.
Since I don’t know how to verify sources of the photographs that I viewed I won’t try to post them. If this has been discussed then I would appreciate a quick answer about the blood patterns. If you do look at the photo then I suggest you enlarge it. There is an interesting pattern in the photo that I viewed.