Police: Zimmerman’s back was covered in grass
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The first police officer on the scene after George Zimmerman’s fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has testified that Zimmerman’s backside was covered in grass and was wetter than his front side.
That bolsters the contention of Zimmerman’s defense lawyer that it was Martin who was on top of Zimmerman when they scuffled before the shooting.
A neighbor who witnessed that scuffle also testified today that he believed Martin was on top of Zimmerman.
The first paramedic on the scene testified that Zimmerman had a swollen and bleeding nose, and two cuts on the back of his head that were an inch long.
Zimmerman has claimed that he fatally shot the unarmed 17-year-old in self-defense as the teen was banging his head into a concrete sidewalk.
But under prosecution questioning, neighbor Jonathan Good testified today that he never saw anyone being attacked that way during the fight that led up to the shooting.