JACKSONVILLE - Never before seen evidence in the case against George Zimmerman is being released now, according to Special Prosecutor Angela Corey's office.
The evidence includes a photocopy of a photo taken of George Zimmerman at the scene of the shooting. In it, he has a bloody nose.The evidence, in an early glance, also includes several recordings. Orlando Sentinel reporters are combing over documents and uploading photos and recordings to OrlandoSentinel.com.
The documents are to be released as a result of the discovery process, during which state prosecutors were required to turn over their evidence in the case to the Zimmerman's defense. The documents are being made available to media outlets through a secure site on the Internet.
Sanford Officer Jonathan Mead pulled out his personal iPhone, he wrote in his report, and shot a photo of Zimmerman's bloody nose. It appeared to him, Mead wrote in his report, that Zimmerman's nose was broken.
"I also saw that the back of Zimmerman's head was also bloodied," Mead wrote.
This verifies a point blank range shot which corroborates Zimmerman's story that Martin was on top of him when Zimmerman pulled his gun and shot.
Dr. Michael Baden, the former New York City medical examiner, said "intermediate" in such cases is defined as the muzzle of the gun being one to 18 inches away from the entry point when fired.
"If the muzzle is right against the skin, that’s a contact wound," Baden said. Anything beyond 18 inches is considered "distant" range in coroner's parlance, Baden said.