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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

DNA Evidence damning for George Zimmerman

Check this out from a Zimmerman trial live blog at
2 p.m.: Anthony Gorgone, a crime lab analyst, has testified that no DNA other than Trayvon Martin’s was found on the sweatshirt the teen was wearing when he was fatally shot on Feb. 26, 2013. Shooter George Zimmerman’s blood was not found on Martin’s clothes.

1:52 p.m.: Gorgone just testified that Zimmerman’s blood and tissue were also absent from under Martin’s fingernails. Zimmerman has previously said that Martin was covering his mouth and nose during the Feb. 26, 2013, struggle that left Martin dead.

1:45 p.m.: Gorgone testified that Martin’s DNA was not found on the handgun Zimmerman used to shoot the teen.

That detail could be significant to the defense of Zimmerman, who also claims that Martin tried to grab the gun from his holster before he pulled it and fired at the teen.

Gorgone has been on the stand for about 45 minutes. He spent the majority of that time detailing the techniques by which he collects and tests DNA in criminal cases.
So no evidence at all of any fight — other than Zimmerman’s injuries, which of course, could’ve been self-inflicted. That makes this bit of evidence chilling:
George Zimmerman’s gun was pressed against Trayvon Martin’s hooded sweatshirt when the fatal shot was fired, firearms analyst testifies.
If there was no fight, then Zimmerman executed Trayvon Martin at point blank range. A brutal crime.

[photo by Provisions]

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