Vincent Di Maio, a pathologist testifying on Tuesday in the trial of George Zimmerman for the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin, asserted that the police were wrong to take Zimmerman from the scene of the incident directly to the police station and not the hospital. He said that the injuries Zimmerman sustained were serious enough to merit a hospital visit. Di Maio added that, if Zimmerman had succumbed to his wounds, his family could have sued the Sanford police department and won.
Di Maio testified that it was unlikely a subject who had sustained the head wounds that Zimmerman did would have been able to properly assess the extent of their injuries.
“Even, you know, looking at them outside – someone looking at them can say, ‘oh, they’re all right,’” he added. “It happens all the time. People think they are all right and then they die a few hours later.”
“That’s why police in this case should have taken Mr. Zimmerman to a hospital, not to the police station,” Di Maio continued. “Because if he had died in the police station they would have been sued and the family would have won the lawsuit because he had head injuries that means you take him to the hospital.”
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