Zimmerman Defense Objects After Medical Examiner Testifies Trayvon ‘In Pain,’ ‘Suffering’ After Shooting
As the trial of George Zimmerman resuming for his role in the 2012 shooting death of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, a medical examiner was called to the stand to testify as to the extent and nature of Martin’s fatal gunshot wound. The medical examiner testified that Martin did not die immediately and was “in pain” and suffered after being shot. Zimmerman’s defense team repeatedly objected due to what they claimed was the irrelevance of this testimony, but they were overruled.
Dr. Shiping Bao testified that the bullet that hit Martin penetrated his lower lung and fragmented. “At that point, Trayvon Martin, I believe was still alive,” Bao said.
“I believe, it is my opinion that he was still alive,” he continued. “He was still in pain. He was still in suffering.”
At this point, Bao was cut off by defense attorney Don West who objected over the relevance of this testimony. West’s objections were repeatedly overruled by the presiding judge.
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