ABC News has secured an enhancement of police station video of the night George Zimmerman was brought in for questioning by the Sanford police. In a version of the video released last week, it looked as though ZImmerman was uninjured. The new enhanced reveals however what appears to be injuries to the back of his head. The Huffington Post reports:
ABC’s Matt Gutman said the network re-digitized the video to reveal what appears to be “a pair of gashes or welts” on the back of Zimmerman’s head. This discovery is more consistent with Zimmerman’s account of what happened the night of Feb. 26. According to a police report first described by the Orlando Sentinel, Zimmerman told investigators that Martin jumped him from behind, punched him in the nose and pounded his head into the sidewalk.
The enhanced video complicates an already complex narrative of what really took place that evening amid shifting public perception of both Zimmerman and Martin.
During an interview on “The Today Show,” Craig Sonner, Zimmerman’s lawyer, said the video was “too grainy” to show the injuries his client claimed he sustained in his fight with Martin. However, the funeral director who handled the body of the slain teen told Nancy Grace there were no cuts, bruises or signs of a fight on Martin’s body.
“I didn’t see any evidence he had been fighting anybody,” Richard Kurtz of Roy Mizell and Kurtz Funeral Home in Fort Lauderdale told the television talk show host.
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