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1 Apr 2012

New Developments in the Trayvon Martin Case

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April 1, 2012 Category: Philly NAACP Posted by:

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ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Al Sharpton, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, from left, listen during a community forum on slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin at the
Macedonia Baptist Church in Eatonville, Fla., Monday, March 26, 2012. Students also held rallies on the campus of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee
and outside the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, where prosecutors are reviewing the case to determine if charges should be filed.

(AP Photo/Julie Fletcher)

With each passing day, there seems to be a new set of developments in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Here are the latest:

A video of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch captain who shot Trayvon shows that there were no discernable bruises on him when he was first brought
into the Sanford Police Department. According to Trayvon’s family, the video shows that Zimmerman’s story of self-defense and claims of a broken nose and
bruises sustained at the hands of Trayvon are false.


PHOTO: Sanford Fla. police video.

But Zimmerman’s attorney, Craig Zonner, says that while parts of the video bolster his client’s contention of injury, the video as a whole is far too
grainy to make a final determination.

Meanwhile, Richard Kurtz of the Roy Mizell and Kurtz Funeral Home in Fort Lauderdale said to HLN’s Nancy Grace that he saw no signs of fighting on Trayvon
Martin when he was brought into the funeral home to be prepared for burial. During his interview on Grace’s program Wednesday night, Kurtz said that he
didn’t see any scratches or scrapes on Trayvon’s hands that might indicate a physical altercation.

Also, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s parents, were on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as part of a Congressional hearing on Hate Crimes and Racial
Profiling. While the couple did not speak, their attorney, Benjamin Crump, did.

The hearing was convened by members of the House Judiciary Committee including Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Corrine Brown (D-Fla.), Sheila Jackson Lee
(D-Texas) and Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) Brown represents the district in which Martin, Fulton and Trayvon lived.

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