Item one: New York Daily News
reports, "The medical examiner found two injuries on Martin’s body: the fatal gunshot wound on his chest and broken skin on his knuckles, according to WFTV." If Zimmerman had assaulted Trayvon before Trayvon assaulted Zimmerman, the medical examiner would have found other injuries.
Item two: Zimmernam received multiple images to the head. According to Business Insider
: "Forensic pathologist Vincent Di Maio...told jurors Tuesday he saw evidence of at least six impacts on Zimmerman's head. He also said those blows were likely the result of severe force, backing up Zimmerman's claims he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense. The Blaze
has photos of the injuries taken on the night of the shooting.
Item three: Trayvon was on top, according to forensic and eyewitness evidence. CBS
reports Dr. DiMaio's testimony: "If you lean over someone, you notice the clothing tends to fall away from the chest..If instead you're lying on your back and someone shoots you, the clothing is going to be against your chest." According to the Las Vegas Sun
, witness Jonathan Good testified that the guy in dark clothing (Trayvon) was on top of the guy in the red jacket (Zimmerman).
combination of evidence is wildly inconsistent with the claim that
Zimmerman instigated the attack. He couldn't have dealt first blows
unless he pistol-whipped Trayvon's knuckles. He couldn't have had his
head pounded into pavement if he'd shot Trayvon
first. He wouldn't have given Trayvon the time to pound his head into
concrete SIX TIMES (at least) if he'd simply pulled the gun on Trayvon
before the scuffle began - and I have a hard time imagining anybody
lunging at a guy who's just pulled a gun on him. Zimmerman's claim to
self-defense is supported by powerful physical evidence and supported by
at least one eyewitness.