It turns out that George Zimmerman did, in fact, have a broken nose, like he’s been saying all along. ABC News reports:
A medical report compiled by the family physician of Trayvon Martin shooter 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.
Zimmerman faces a second degree murder charge for the Feb. 26 shooting that left the unarmed 17-year-old high school junior dead. Zimmerman has claimed self defense in what he described as a life and death struggle that Martin initiated by accosting him, punching him in the face, then repeatedly bashing his head into the pavement.
Trayvon Martin was beating the hell out of George Zimmerman. That can’t be denied. Martin’s death was a tragedy, and an avoidable one. That can’t be denied either. But in light of this medical report, and its implications for Zimmerman’s self-defense defense, it’s mighty implausible to say a jury will find Zimmerman guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.