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Autopsy: Evidence of marijuana in Martin’s blood

Published: Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 7:27 p.m.

Autopsy: Evidence of marijuana in Martin’s blood

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Medical examiners found evidence of marijuana in Trayvon Martin’s system after he was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer, an autopsy report released Thursday shows.

The report was included in a large amount of evidence released by prosecutors that includes many new details about the case. The autopsy says the examiners found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, when they tested Martin’s blood and urine.

Also in the package is a photo of suspect George Zimmerman with a bloody nose taken the night of the fight. A paramedic report says Zimmerman had a 1-inch laceration on his head and forehead abrasion.

“Bleeding tenderness to his nose, and a small laceration to the back of his head. All injuries have minor bleeding,” paramedic Michael Brandy wrote about Zimmerman’s injuries in the report.

Zimmerman told a police officer that he did not have any other bruises or cuts but his back hurt, according to a police report.

Whether Zimmerman was injured in the Feb. 26 altercation with Martin has been a key question. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense and said he only fired because the unarmed teenager attacked him.

Zimmerman is awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge. He has pleaded not guilty.

The photo and reports were among evidence released by prosecutors that also includes 911 calls, video and numerous other documents. The package was received by defense lawyers earlier this week and released to the media on Thursday.

The report by Sanford police officer Christopher Serino says Martin had $40.15, Skittles candy, a red lighter, headphones and a photo pin in his pocket. He had been shot once in the chest and had been pronounced dead at the scene.


1redeye1(5662 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

I have to wonder why his mommy didn't tell the people that her son smoked maryjane. Maybe she wouldn't have been able to make him out to be a martyr like she wanted us to believe. What a shame, now she has to face reality that her son wasn't an angel.

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2mistert(9 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

I bet alot of the idiots on here smoke alot more than marijuana.

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3jbyrd1960(49 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

My guess is he was jumped by other black youths then seen this gentleman and thought he was 1 of them and shot him to get even.

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4doowoptokidrock(325 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

I don't recall Martin having a job.How can he have 40.15 on him?

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5jbyrd1960(49 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Yeah and a bag of skittles, what a thug!!!!!

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6nonchalant(12 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

So Zimmerman took a beating and Trayvon Martin had marijuana in his sytem but there is no death penalty for either. If Zimmerman didn't have a gun Trayvon Martin would still be alive and Zimmerman wouldn't be facing charges. Get all of the guns off the streets!

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7bfpeer(33 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Ok He was 17 , if every person who has ever tried to smoke or does smoke whould be killed. The U.S would probably be a small country.Yup, thete went our president count ' but I did not inhale' ~Clinton~lol. Look at all the states that have medical marijuana for people who are suffering. And yes, I'm pretty sure not all the people who have that card in those states are terminally ill or have cancer, glaucoma etc. The fact is that he was killed, if anyone listen to the 911 tapes, Zimmerman was told Not to follow him. He chose not to! Now this kid is dead. Even in the neighbors horrifying 911 tapes you can hear Martin screaming help for at least 10+ seconds. Then the shot and people saying the person is dead.
I'm sorry but if some weirdo is following me I have the right to protect myself. If Zimmerman felt he was not safe or his neighborhood exc., than would have never followed him. Let the police do their jobs. He had already called the cops and still decided to follow. I believe an eye for an eye! You do good things good things happen to you! You do messed up things, you better pray it doesn't hit you 10 folds!

Guns kill People!
People kill people!
Stop the violence before it's too late.

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8doowoptokidrock(325 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Wow the FBI listened to the tapes and could not identify who was screaming but you know it was Martin.

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9redheadgrandma(13 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

The simple fact is that the Martin boy was just walking home from the store talking to his girlfriend and HE felt in danger from a stranger following HIM. Of course, we will never know his side of the story but he did not deserve to die. Mr. Zimmerman's father, I believe, was a judge and Mr. Zimmerman felt he had to be some kind of hero to be worthy so he didn't follow the orders to stay in the car and let the police come and question the boy. What a terrible shame!

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10doowoptokidrock(325 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Grandma redhead you are showing you do not know the facts. Zimmermans father was not a judge but a justice of the peace in a state other than Florida. BIG DIFFERENCE.

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11Sunny(25 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago


Said: Even in the neighbors horrifying 911 tapes you can hear Martin screaming help for at least 10+ seconds.

You need to get your facts straight. Even Travon's own father denied those screams for help being those of his son's BUT Mr. Zimmerman's father definitely identified them as his son's.

Why do all of the photos of Travon show him as a small child? It's manipulative to show him as a young innocent, child when, in fact, the real Travon photos are shown on Facebook! Of course seeing a picture of a happy little boy will pull at our heartstrings but that isn't the person Mr. Zimmerman met that night.

No one knows what happened but Travon and Mr. Zimmerman. Hopefully, the truth will come out and we can put this mess to rest.

We need to stop the media from revealing information prior to a verdict being rendered. I'm convinced the media has become a deterrent to the pursuit of justice.

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12DwightK(1537 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

We don't have the facts we need to make a decision. We know george Zimmerman approached Trayvon Martin but we don't what occurred after that. How did Zimmerman approach him? Was he polite or belligerent? What did the two discuss? When did Zimmerman pull his weapon? Why did he pull his weapon? What prompted him to shoot Martin?

These are all questions that can't be answered with the evidence presented so far.

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13redheadgrandma(13 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Sorry, my newspaper said "judge" not justice of the peace. And in another state Wow!!! I guess I am just a stupid old lady--however I am an old lady who loves children and this young fellow losing his life to someone who was told to stay in his car and let the police handle this just breaks my heart. The Martin boy had no idea who this fellow was following him and felt he had to defend himself. What a shame!!!

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14bfpeer(33 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Well one the voice analyst also said the voice was not Zimmerman. They could not compare it to Martin,why? Because he was at the morgue. All we know is that this is a high profile case it doesn't matter what the kid had in his system if Zimmerman would have followed orders that were given to him non of this would have happened. Point blank! That's why they need to have more thorough testing on people who buy guns not just gun safety. There are alot of people who follow rules and know how to handle guns. I'm so sick of people dieing because of people who are neglectful with guns.

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